Brian David Douglas, Director of Spa & Recreation, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
In March 2020 the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, an oceanfront luxury resort in South Florida, announced the appointment of Brian David Douglas as Spa Manager of the 290 all-suite resort situated on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive North Beach.
From the time that Brian was initially proclaimed Spa Manager, Brian has proven to be an exemplary Spa Leader resulting in his promotion to Director of Spa & Recreation within a short time frame. Brian led his team throughout the pandemic, steadily superseding all sales, and has been responsible for spearheading all operations at the property’s CONRAD Spa to provide guests with an unparalleled ambiance, experience, and intuitive service. Boasting a dual license as an esthetician and massage therapist, the spa aficionado brings more than 13 years of industry experience with him to the Conrad. Brian’s professional skills with his fusion of contemporary luxury and Southern charm to build and lead his spa team have advanced the atmosphere and prestige of the Conrad Spa.
Prior to joining Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Brian owned his own spa, David Douglas Spa, for four years, where he was named a Global Spa & Wellness Award Winner by American Spa Magazine and Top Spa for Men by Luxury Travel Advisors Magazine, in addition to receiving an honor by the city of Wilton Manors in October 2018. (Read More)
His prior experiences include receiving certification as a medical massage therapist and having worked as the resident massage therapist for a NC hospital for five years. As part of an integrative program, he also worked alongside doctors, surgeons, and an acupuncturist to develop treatments for post-operative care and patients with chronic pain conditions.
In May 2017, Brian was honored as the “Rising Star in Skincare” at the 19th International Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals at the Park Hyatt in NYC. He received this award for his achievements in addressing men’s skincare concerns. Following this honor, he was offered the opportunity as an International Educator for Repechage Skincare. From 2017-2019, he was a featured speaker and educator at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences in Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. He was also a featured educator for the Face and Beauty show in San Jose. The highlight of his experience was traveling with Repechage founder, Lydia Sarfati, as a featured educator at the “Turn Back the Clock” Conference in Milan, Italy.
In his spare time, when not working, Brian revels in being a wine enthusiast. He holds a membership at a wine club in Florida and appreciates the variety of wines he experiences. Brian appreciates living close to the ocean and spends personal time at the beach to unwind and recharge. He loves all types of outdoor activities and spending quality time socializing with friends. Brian is also known to mentor business associates and vendors, assisting and helping them find their way to boost their careers and businesses. In a nutshell, Brian is a man that enjoys life and puts his heart into all that he does.