Lindsay Madden-Nadeau is the newly appointed Spa Director of Talise Spa in Madinat Jumeirah. She joined Jumeirah in August 2011 from Raffles Dubai and brings with her a wealth of international experience following six years working in Bermuda with the Fairmont Southampton, inclusive of the pre-opening of the Willow Stream Spa as a therapist and trainer. In 2007 Lindsay moved to the United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Spa Manager in charge of Treatments for the pre-opening of Raffles Dubai. Lindsay was also involved in the pre-opening of Raffles Seychelles where she assisted with training, structure and set up. Her 14-year experience in hospitality reflects her passion for service and excellence. Lindsay studied at the Canadian Therapeutic College where she obtained a full license in registered massage therapy. In this role, Lindsay will ensure that Talise Spa and Wellness facilities in Madinat Jumeirah are enjoyed by in-house guests and residents of Dubai alike.

Another Canadian national Paul Hawco recently joined Jumeirah Zabeel Saray as the Spa Director of Talise Ottoman Spa from the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver (Canada). Graduating with honours from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2000, Paul started his career at New World Fitness Health and Wellness in Canada before joining Mount Pearl Chiropractic and Massage Clinic as an Operator and Massage Therapist. Paul has 16 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry complemented by his nine-year tenure with Fairmont Resorts primarily in Canada. Paul is also currently studying for his Executive Leadership Certificate with ECornell. In his role Paul will lead the day-to-day operations of the spa and build on the considerable reputation of the Talise brand.