- On February 10, 2020
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.
Damien Craft, General Manager for Canyon Ranch Woodside, California
Best wishes to Damien for this incredible new opportunity as General Manager for Canyon Ranch in Woodside, California. Previously he held the position of Spa Director at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara California for over a year. Prior to moving over to the Ritz-Carlton, Damien started as Spa Director for the Four Season Hotel and Resorts and was quickly promoted to Senior Spa Director for North America. He held that position for nearly 8 years. Damien has a stellar history as an Executive Spa Director having worked at properties such as Sawgrass Marriott, La Quinta Resort & Club and Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, just to name a few. With his outstanding experience in the Spa industry, Damien is a categorical asset to Canyon Ranch and will bring forth his talent and skills to his new team. We are thrilled for our friend Damian and his astounding accomplishments. Congratulations on your new venture, Damien!
Beny Koe, Spa Director, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada, Florida
We are very excited to welcome our friend Beny to South Florida in his new position as Spa Director at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada. In 2018 Beny previously worked in the Turks and Cacaos, and was also involved in the development of the Imperial Casino in Taipan West Pacific. Beny was working on the spa, recreation area and beach club for that property, when the area was struck by a powerful typhoon to hit the West Pacific in 25 years and decimated the area. This catastrophic incident brought Beny back to Florida where he was a consultant and General Manager at Woodhouse Spa in Orlando, working together with their spa team to organize and manage spa operations. Prior to this position, Beny has been in spa operations since 2006 at properties such as B Spa, Ritz-Carlton Hotel and ISM Spas. Beny is an accomplished Spa Director and exceptional team leader. He will bring a great deal of value to his new team at Cheeca Lodge and we look forward to working together with Beny at Checca Lodge for a future FSA event. Congratulations Beny, well done!
Susan Johnson, Spa Director, Bungalows Key Largo, Florida
Congratulations to Susan for landing this exciting new role as Spa Director at the new Bungalows Key Largo all inclusive luxury beachfront property resort and spa. After working as the Director of Spa and Retail at Cheeca Lodge for 11 years, Susan has recently moved onto this timeless island elegance which is a tropical oasis and getaway for adults-only (21+). This extraordinary resort sits within a botanical garden edging the ocean and just a few miles from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. This is an outstanding opportunity for Susan, working at this lavish all inclusive resort and as a spa expert, Susan will offer up her impressive leadership to her team for an ultimate experience that her guests will receive. FSA hopes to collaborate with Susan to provide an experience at this deluxe resort for our spa community in the future. Kudos Susan, way to go!
Elizabeth (Liz) Correa, Spa Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa, South Beach,
Congratulations to Liz, who recently accepted her new position as Spa Manager at the newly refurbished Ritz-Carlton Spa in South Beach. Previously Liz served as Spa Manager at the luxurious Acqualina Resort & Spa. Prior to working at Acqualina Resort & Spa, Liz was Spa Supervisor at Relâche Spa, Gaylord Palms for one year and has been affiliated with the Marriott family for over 6 years. A Medical Aesthetician, Liz also worked at the Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando for 2 years. With her combined knowledge in esthetics and spa operations, she is bound for success in her new role. We are delighted for Liz and for this well-earned advancement in her career and confident she will be an positive addition to her new team. Lots of luck on your new role, Liz!!