Growth spurred by increased demand and landmark opening of the Spa at the Inns of Aurora
Rasa Spa is excited to announce the opening of job postings at all three of their locations: Ithaca, Watkins Glen, and for the grand opening of The Spa at the Inns of Aurora in Aurora, New York.
Rasa expects to fill dozens of roles in the coming months, with the greatest focus on its new location at The Inns of Aurora. Rasa’s locations in Ithaca and Watkins Glen have enjoyed consistent demand despite challenging restrictions and economic conditions, and the new Aurora location continues the well-respected brand’s growth. The state-of-the-art facility promises to be the Finger Lakes region’s premier wellness destination, creating local jobs and driving local tourism. Creating these exciting employment opportunities and tourism revenue, at a time when they are particularly needed, feels especially poignant and reflects Rasa and its partners’ commitment to the communities in which they operate.
The Spa at the Inns of Aurora, with treatments designed and delivered by Rasa Spa, is scheduled to open its 15,000 square-foot campus in late Spring 2021. Facilities include ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms, a salon, seasonally inspired café, saunas (including a large outdoor co-ed sauna), indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy options, steam rooms, fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, and a commanding view of Cayuga Lake. The opening has prompted hiring for all Spa positions, including Licensed Massage Therapists and Estheticians, hair stylists, nail technicians, receptionists, and support staff. Additionally, to accommodate the new influx of guests the Spa will bring, the Inns of Aurora is hiring additional team members for its hospitality and culinary operations: servers, cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, housekeepers, and maintenance staff.
“We’re anticipating our busiest season yet,” says Sue Edinger, Chief Operating Officer at The Inns of Aurora. “We’ve recently expanded our overnight guest capacity with the opening of our fifth hotel, Zabriskie House, in 2019. Combined with the opening of The Spa, the new popularity of driving-distance vacations, and the general eagerness to travel once the pandemic subsides, we couldn’t be more optimistic or enthusiastic for the upcoming summer and fall seasons.”
“This is a really exciting partnership for us and has been a decade in the making,” says Rachel Hogancamp, co-founder of Rasa Spa. “The depth of treatment that will be possible in this new space is really extraordinary, and it aligns with our holistic approach to wellness. Luxury wellness spas that are designed to this standard of quality, in a wonderful location like this, are few and far between. We think that the level of sophistication this campus offers for wellness professionals will be a big draw, and we’re looking forward to expanding our world-class team.”