New spa and wellness director appointed at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino in Greece

Ellie Shrimpton-Ring takes on the role following roles at Fairmont Windsor Park and Coworth Park in the UK


By Mark Smith

16 May 2024

Ellie Shrimpton-Ring has been appointed as the spa and wellness director at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino in Greece.

Her role will include managing and enhancing the spa’s reputation for excellence, and keeping up with industry trends.

She will also ensure that guest satisfaction is at the forefront of everything that the team does.

New spa manager at Mandarin Oriental

“I endeavour to build an effective team with strong morale and spirit, celebrating everyone’s successes, to create a sense of belonging.”

Ellie Shrimpton-Ring

Spa and wellness director, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

Shrimpton-Ring will work to promote the spa as a wellness journey that guests can utilise throughout their stay.

She plans to do this with the spa’s Inner Strength Outer Strength Journeys, which are curated to renew energy and increase strength both physically and mentally

As a manager, she says she places a strong emphasis on supporting the team to express their passion for wellness.

She also intends to highlight each individuals’ strengths to continue their development within the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

spa swimming pool at Mandarin Oriental Greece
The swimming pool at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

Vision for the future

“My vision is for Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino to become the ultimate luxury wellbeing destination,” said Shrimpton-Ring. “Allowing guests to immerse themselves in a personalised journey.

“I aim to lead and motivate the team to embrace the vision, strive for excellence and inspire guests to encompass wellness into their lifestyle.”

“I would like to thank Raul Levis, Jamie Pagan and Andrea Lomas Gong for affording me this opportunity.”

Relaxation area at the spa at Mandarin Oriental Greece
A spa relaxation area at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

A stellar career

Shrimpton-Ring has worked in the wellness industry for ten years starting her career at the Grove Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire.

After three years at ESPA Life at Corinthia as senior therapist, she joined the pre-opening team at Fairmont Windsor Park as head of spa therapy.

Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, she worked as spa therapy manager before advancing to spa operations manager at Coworth Park, part of the Dorchester Collection.

indoor pool at Mandarin Oriental Greece
The indoor pool at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

About Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino is the group’s first Greek property.

The beachfront retreat is the result of a partnership between MOHG and high-end tourism developer and operator Temes S.A.

The resort is said to embrace the natural beauty of Messenia and offer a back-to-nature experience, with views of the surrounding countryside and azure seas.

An extensive 1,500sqm spa and fitness centre. includes a large indoor-to-outdoor pool and offers Mandarin Oriental’s signature wellness therapies.

The treatment menu includes Essence of Costa Navarino Therapies, which have been created using local products and are inspired by ancient Greek philosophies.

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