- On April 15, 2019
Congratulations to our Movers, Shakers & Decision Makers!
Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation.
Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community are taking on new
challenges and positions as they start a new venture in their career.
Alyssa Durivou, General Manager, Eau Spa, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan, FL
A success story!!! Alyssa is an ideal example of a success story having started at Eau Spa in 2013 as Concierge and working her way up the ranks at WTS International. Throughout her tenure Alyssa became Interim Spa Director for WTS task force overseeing several locations. In 2018 Alyssa worked as Interim Spa Director at Trump Doral in Miami, organizing and managing the spa. Time and time again Alyssa has proven herself by successfully building client relationships, creating and implementing efficient systems, upholding Forbes Five-Star standards of service excellence, and the WTS Basics of quality standards of loyalty, enthusiasm, integrity, strong work ethic, unity, teamwork, and responsibility. It’s with much pride that we acknowledge Alyssa in her role as General Manager for Eau Spa, a position that has been well deserved. Hats off to you, Alyssa, Congratulations!!
Shaw Coté – Director of Spa at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
Congratulations to Shaw who recently took on the new role as Spa Director at the Four Season Resort, Palm Beach. Previously the Director of Spa and Fitness at the Four Seasons in Lanai, Hawaii, for over 2 years, Shaw made the move from the Aloha State to our Sunshine State. Highly experienced in the spa space, Shaw was also a Spa Manager, Spa Treatment Manager and Lead Massage Therapist at the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California for nearly 9 years. An experienced and knowledgeable spa leader and certified massage therapist in Deep Tissue (Clinical), Sports, Thai Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Watsu (Aquatic Bodywork), Shaw is the ultimate leader for his new team. We are delighted welcome Shaw with open arms to our Florida family and spa community. We are excited Shaw has decided to make Florida his new home. Welcome Shaw…..wishing you much luck in your new position!
Nancy Thielman, Spa Manager, Koquina Sand Spa at Esplanade Golf & Country Club, FL
Best wishes to Nancy who was recently named Spa Manager at Koqina Sand Spa at the Esplanade Golf and Country Club. Nancy, a prominent and skilled spa leader in the community, was previously the Director of Spa at Longboat Key Club for 5 years. Her background includes almost 17 years at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa as the Director of Fitness and Membership as well as Assistant Spa Operations Director. With over 22 years experience in spa operations, fitness and wellness, Nancy has built outstanding relationships working collaboratively with employees, vendors and guests while maintaining focus and vision on her operational duties and performance to best represent her properties. A well-informed director, Nancy is destined to bring the finest leadership to her new spa. Hurray for Nancy….We are proud!!
Dina Pipitone, Spa Director, Hilton Marco Island, FL
Let’s welcome Dina to Florida as the new Spa Director at the Hilton Marco Island. Making her move south from New Jersey, Dina was Spa Director at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in New Jersey. She was also CEO for Beyond Beautiful Spa and Consulting for over 15 years, a company that she founded and developed. An experienced Spa Director, Business Entrepreneur and Visionary Leader with focus in the Wellness Industry, Dina served as a Spa Service Consultant opening Medical Wellness Centers, overseeing operations for Hotel Spas, and developing strategy for high performance improvement in marketing, retail and product branding. A skilled and qualified leader Dina is a guaranteed asset for her new spa. Best of luck Dina and welcome to Florida!
Jennifer Licciardi, Buti Yoga Instructor, Joyful Yoga & Spa, Naples,
Accepting her new position as Director of Education at Babor, we applaud Caroline for her hard work and dedication to education in the spa market. Prior to this new role, Caroline was the Director of Education at Sothys-USA for over 8 years and Training Manager at Sothys UK Eurocosmetics for 4 years. Caroline brings a world of knowledge and insight to her new team at Babor and will be of great value for her new family. Bravo, Caroline!
Alia Hosch, Regional Account Executive, Control Corrective Skincare Systems
Best wishes to Alia who just accepted the position of Regional Account Executive for Control Corrective. A Florida resident, Alia was previously the Eastern Regional Account and Brand Manager for SOTHYS-USA for over 9 years. During this time, Alia was also President and Owner of Soul Amenities and Spa Splurge, a hospitality supplier, for over 6 years. Alia brings years of knowledge and experience in product sales and team management to her new company Control Corrective Skincare Systems. Her expertise in sales and client relationships makes her a distinct asset in her new role. We wish Alia all the best in her new endeavor. Bravo Alia!