Kempinski Hotel Ajman Building,
PO Box 3025
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates announces the appointment of Dr Shylaja Pillai as the new Spa Manager at Softouch Spa, one of the most respected Ayurvedic spas in Dubai.
Dr Pillai brings more than nine years of experience in spa management and alternative medicine to her new position, eight of which have been spent in a managerial and consulting role within the Softouch spa portfolio in the UAE and India, at five-star properties such as Softouch Ayurveda Spa ‐ Le Meridian Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah; Softouch Ayurveda, Cleopatra Spa in Dubai and Softouch Spa ‐ Le Meridian Cochin, in India.
Dr Pillai holds a Bachelors Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Kerala University in India and has completed the Spa Management Course from Cleopatra Steiner Institute in Dubai. She is accredited by the UAE Ministry Of Health as a General Practitioner and is licensed to practice in Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates by the Dubai Health Authority.
“It is a great credit to the Softouch team here at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates to have a spa manager who has deep experience in both the theory and practice of ayurvedic techniques. Dr Pillai combines thorough professional knowledge with astute managerial and guest relationship skills, which makes her perfect for the role of Spa Manager, leading a team of 8 trained therapists in their daily tasks,” says Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
Dr Pillai lives in the UAE with her husband and two children. Her interest in ayurveda,fitness regimes, health and beautycare extends beyond the professional sphere to research activities. Dr Pillai’s other interests include astrology, music and cooking.