Virginia Elisa Cogliati. Virginia Elisa Cogliati.

Virginia Elisa Cogliati has been appointed as the spa director at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in Oman.

In her current role, Cogliati is responsible for overseeing the operations of the spa, which includes five treatment rooms alongside separate wet areas for males and females, relaxation areas, a Thai massage suite and nail spa. She leads a team of skilled therapists to offer guests an array of massages, scrubs, facials and wraps, designed to showcase a blend of Arabian and Asian traditions, with many treatments using indigenous produce such as frankincense and pomegranates, harvested from the local area. She is also responsible for the resort’s 'Balance' programme, which offers bespoke wellness packages to target guests’ specific needs, whether it is weight management, revitalisation, relaxation or detox.

With over 10 years of experience in luxury spas, Cogliati brings with her a deep understanding of the industry as well as a passion for wellness and travel. Prior to joining Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, she worked as spa manager at the five-star Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi, overseeing the pre-opening and its successful launch. Other previous experiences includes various spa manager roles at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus in Turkey, Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa in Italy and Valtur Village Agadir in Morroco.

Fluent in Italian, English and French, Cogliati honed her skills by completing several qualifications in beauty and massage therapy as well as in tourism.

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