Halele‘a Spa Director Jennifer Linder’s passion for creating memorable spa experiences is evident from the countless testimonials, referrals and positive reviews that she receives.
Jennifer’s vast expertise in the industry includes a hotel management
background in Switzerland where a love for health, wellness and
leading-edge skincare products was a way of life.
Jennifer brings her in-depth knowledge and experience to The St.
Regis Princeville Resort, where her team of well-trained professionals
incorporate world-class treatments with Hawai‘i customs, traditions,
and the signature St. Regis personalized service. Her goal? Nurture
an environment of supreme relaxation and absolute elegance.
What makes Halele‘a Spa a distinguished locale?
Anyone who has been to The St. Regis Princeville Resort will know
that the location is absolutely spectacular. The land where the resort
now resides was known as Halele‘a, “the House of Joy.” It was known
for its ethereal beauty and rejuvenating qualities. We bring this sense
of beauty and rejuvenation into the spa and capture a bit of the island
magic in each treatment we give.
What kind of treatments does the spa o;er?
We offer a wonderful array of massages and facials with sea-inspired
and botanical-based ingredients. We also have a full service salon
where luxurious nail, hair and makeup services are offered. Many of
our treatments highlight locally inspired products such as the beautiful
aroma of the maile vine and the detoxifying and purifying properties
of the Hawaiian taro plant.
Describe an overview of your facilities.
We have 12 treatment rooms, which include two couples suites
and a Vichy room for our body treatments. Our facilities include
a eucalyptus infused steam room, dry sauna, cascading rainforest
showers, custom-crafted spa amenities from Mälie Organics featuring
the Kökeÿe scent, and a beautiful co-ed spa sanctuary featuring our
Which treatments are your top specialties?
Our Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage is a wonderful healing massage
where the therapists use continuous flowing strokes to nurture and
relax the body. The Rainforest Shower and Taro Butter Polish is
also a special treatment that leaves your skin smooth, relaxed and
rejuvenated. Our most therapeutic facial, the Nani Oxygen Infusion
Facial, is a wonderful treatment to receive prior to all special
occasions—leaving the skin deeply hydrated, youthful and glowing.
Can both men and women enjoy a day at the spa?
We are delighted to offer services for both men and women. We have
specific services designed for our male guests including the Kane
Hot Towel Facial and our Kane Manicure and Pedicure services. Of
course, any of our massage and body services are enjoyed by both
men and women alike.
What is your most luxurious o;ering?
Our most luxurious offering is our Maile Renewal Ritual, which
includes a Hawaiian body polish, detox salt bath soak, Essence of
Aloha massage, and our Guava Pedicure. This ritual is almost three
hours of blissful relaxation.
What is an outstanding unique feature of the facility?
The many water inspired features found throughout the spa from
the cascading waterfall showers to the tropical steam room. These
features, along with our many locally inspired treatments, reflect the
outside beauty of Kaua‘i.
Do you have a personal favorite treatment or
My personal favorite is the Ali‘i Ageless Oxygen Facial. It is our
90-minute oxygen facial, which includes microcurrent. It really helps to
plump up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles instantaneously.
My other favorite is definitely the Lomi Lomi Massage—for me, it
embodies the feeling of Hawai‘i and is extremely relaxing and a true
joy to receive.
What is the most rewarding element about being the Director
of Halele‘a Spa?
Working with such a talented team of spa professionals and bringing
the spirit of aloha to each and every person we touch. I wish for all of
our guests to leave the stresses of the outside world behind and allow
us to give them the gift of time and relaxation.
How does The St. Regis culture and legacy translate to the
The St. Regis is all about creating memorable moments through
exceptional service by combining time-honored traditions with local
flavors from each destination. We have created carefully crafted
custom treatments that combine Hawaiian healing traditions with
western techniques resulting in a bespoke experience for each of our
Are there any future plans for Halele‘a Spa?
Stay tuned for some exciting changes to our menu in 2015! We will
be creating a spa journey to entice the senses. We will also be looking
to expand our oceanside and wellness offerings.
-By Amber Nightingale
A N I N T E R V I E W WITH HALELE‘A SPA DIRECTOR JENNIFER LINDER