Katy Yong has been appointed to the newly created position of director of adventures and experiences at the Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley, Calif. Yong will create award-winning programming and tailor experiences for groups, individuals and families. She will collaborate with local and regional partners to reflect the culture of the East Bay in her activity options.
“This position is a perfect fit for Katy. She is an outgoing, energetic leader with loads of creativity,” says Leonard Czarnecki, general manager for the hotel. “Her understanding of the latest trends, pop culture, meeting and event planning coupled with her uncanny ability to integrate this information into unique programming will provide a new level of luxury service to our guests.”
She also will work with event planners to create and execute group activities and events. Yong will be in charge of expanding the wellness activities menu and further develop Signature Claremont Activities, which includes Sports Performance Coaching, Claremont’s GeoTrek, Arts+Vino+Fashion and Lifetime Well Being.
Yong first joined the Claremont team in 1999 as a spa administrative assistant and club fitness instructor. She worked her way up to several senior positions over the years and held the position of director of development before her promotion.
“I am thrilled to take on this exciting role,” says Yong. “I am especially delighted to create one-of-a-kind experiences with emphasis on team-building, arts and culture, wellness and fitness aspects to our guests and club members, that will further elevate the position of the Claremont.”