Hotel Viking names Adrienne Willis its new Spa Director; says the appointment will elevate Spa Fjör’s programming, services

Hotel Viking this week announced new leadership at Spa Fjör, with the appointment of Adrienne Willis as Spa Director.

Adrienne will lead the spa’s unique East meets West spa philosophies, expanded services, and treatment enhancements, and oversees day-to-day operations of Spa Fjör including its six treatment rooms, an expanded relaxation room, Himalayan sea salt wall, infrared sauna, indoor pool, hot tub and more, according to Hotel Viking.

Spa Fjör is the ultimate sanctuary for guests and Newport locals alike, according to Hotel viking. The name “Fjör” is an old Norse word representing “vitality, energy, and life,” which connects to the hotel’s impressive heritage. Guests can experience signature services like the One Bellevue Bourbon Body Scrub, Spa Fjör massages and facials, global rituals, and in-depth wellness journeys.

In her role as Spa Director, Adrienne Willis joins Hotel Viking with over a decade of wellness experience. Willis’ previous role was Director of Spa at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, outside of Austin, where she oversaw spa operations including its retail partnership program as well as the development of treatment and service offerings. Following her time as Spa Coordinator at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Willis gained additional experience at multiple Hyatt properties including Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa in California and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Hawaii.

“Adrienne brings a fresh, exciting new light to Hotel Viking with her passionate and dedicated demeanor,” says Hotel Viking General Manager Meaghan Walsh in a statement provided to What’sUpNewp. “Wellbeing is top of mind for our guests, and we’re excited to have Adrienne lead Spa Fjör and see the long-term impact she will have on the staff, guests and overall wellness programming.”

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What’sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What’sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What’sUpNewp’s on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

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