Colleges & Universities


American Leisure orchestrates the entire Lifestyle of a campus, from the conception of large-scale architectural directives down to the individual social halls, theaters, bowling alleys, fitness facilities, spas and other venues that bring a campus to life.

Kaust, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

American Leisure was hired to design, implement and manage the entire Lifestyle offering at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. We created a unique, all encompassing student environment that includes everything from cutting-edge exercise classes to elaborate festivals which included a variety of exhibitors and entertainment. In addition to creating the current Lifestyle programming, we worked along with the entire team to develop a unique concept called the Island Oasis. We also played an important role in the fine tuning of the various facilities by the construction contractor. In addition, we developed and customized a 5-Star Service Training Program for the recreation and other staff.

Rutgers/The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

American Leisure was hired to manage the fitness/wellness center at Rutgers/The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, which includes fully equipped cardio and weight rooms as well as a movement room. American Leisure provided UMDNJ with a turnkey management solution, providing onsite staffing, facility management, and a hands-on supervisory team following best practices. American Leisure created a dynamic atmosphere to engage employees in their fitness/wellness regime. We provided group fitness classes, health education and wellness classes, personal training, nutritional counseling and aquatic classes.


“Our 120,000 square foot community fitness center and spa could never have been as successful as it is without the fruitful professional guidance of American Leisure.”

- David Kirschtel
CEO, JCC Rockland

“American Leisure's executive team takes a very hands-on approach with their clients and participates in every aspect of development and management in order to insure a successful outcome.”

- Joseph Flanagan
Vice President, Rockrose Development Corp.

“Your unrivaled depth of industry knowledge and solid understanding of the lifestyle and recreation marketplace was invaluable to us in our strategic planning for the future. Your feasibility study was right on the mark!”

- Scott Rubenstein
Managing Partner
East Hampton Tennis Club

“American Leisure's operational expertise was crucial in making my dream of a NYC waterfront floating pool a reality.”

- Ann Buttenweiser
Neptune Foundation, The Floating Pool Lady

“What a pleasure it has been to work with you on the Spa for the Setai, NY! You and the American Leisure team exhibited business acumen and thorough involvement in every aspect of Setai’s facility development providing valuable guidance and producing a finished product that stands out in the competitive hospitality and spa industry.  The project has been celebrated on the Cover of American Spa, June 2010; more importantly it is operationally savvy and financially successful.  American Leisure sets the industry benchmark.”

- Robert D. Henry
Robert D. Henry Architects

“The Eleven brand is about exceeding expectations. American Leisure took our brand promise of Life Better™ and translated it into a beautiful spa experience that takes the word “better” to new levels. Wendy and Steve were a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to our next project together!”

- Nicole Oden
Founder/Visionary Eleven

“American Leisure expertly facilitated every aspect of creating "life" at our international university. Your unparalleled creativity was key in developing and delivering our vision. Tom Johnston's tireless efforts assembling and developing a team of experts has been instrumental in our success!”

- Jamal El Zein
Asst. Gen. Manager - Maintenance,
Saudi Oger, Ltd.

“American Leisure provides the winning strategy and competitive edge to bring our lifestyle amenity spaces to life.”

- Laurie Zucker
Manhattan Skyline Mgmt

“In her role as founder and Vice President of the Medical Spa Society, Wendy's promotion of education and excellence in the medical and spa profession have been vital to the success of the industry. Thanks for all your hard work.”

- Francis Acunzo
Medical Spa Society
CEO, Acara Partners

“Since retaining American Leisure, our guest experience rating increased to 100%!”

- Bruce Gorelick
Gen. Manager,
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa

“American Leisure's time-tested ability to run operations and innovative design make them a great match for assisting new fitness and spa projects entering the marketplace.  They also do very well at turning around situations that need restructuring.”

- Peter Ellis
CEO, SpaFinder

“You hit it out of the park! American Leisure totally captured the essence of the Spa Eleven brand! Steve and Wendy are a pleasure to work with.”

- Nikki Oden
ELEVEN Spa, Las Vegas