- On March 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.
Kristen Laukaitis, Spa Director, W Hotel South Beach
Congratulations to Kristen for an impressive new opportunity as Spa Director at the W Hotel in South Beach. Having worked as the Assistant Spa Director for The Faena for nearly 3 years, Kristen comes to the W with a world of knowledge in spa leadership skills and as a wellness advocate. Prior to the Faena, Kristen was employed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for over 14 years, as a Spa Manager and Acting Spa Director in Puerto Rico and at The Ritz-Carlton Naples having started as an Esthetician/Massage Therapist and working her way up to Learning Coach for Massage Therapy and later becoming the Spa Supervisor. With such a diverse and respected background in spa, Kristen will be an outstanding leader for her new team. We wish Kristen the best of luck on her new journey. Way to go Kristen, Cheers!!
Elenne Hurley, La Bella Donna, Regional Director, Caribbean and Southeast U.S.
Congratulations to Elenne for her new role at La Bella Donna as Regional Director of Southeast US & the Caribbean. Elenne has recently come back full circle to represent La Bella Donna, having worked with them for over 6 years from 2009 – 2015, returning to her passion… working with a color line as a talented makeup artist. As the founder of Purveyor of Luxury, Elenna is a highly regarded Independent Sales Representative who has managed luxury brands for 12 years. She is also the founder of Spa Chic, hosting unique and fun experiences. Her career and love for the industry began during her 20 years as a professional makeup artist. Elenne says, “La Bella Donna is an amazing line to work with. My clients achieve the gorgeous results they seek with all natural ingredients, as a representative for La Bella Donna, I am excited to utilize my experience in both cosmetics and sales to assist my accounts in growing their business and fostering partnerships”. We are delighted for Elenne and wish her the very best. Well-done Elenne!
Christopher J. Myers, Spa Manager, Grand Wailea, Maui Hawaii
Sadly we will be saying good-bye to Christopher as he prepares to leave Florida for his new venture and extraordinary opportunity taking on his new position as Spa Manager at the Grand Wailea in the breath-taking island of Maui. As Spa Manager, Christopher will be overseeing all spa operations at this vast and very extravagant resort. His experience as a Spa professional with diverse knowledge in hospitality and team management is an assured formula for success. Currently Christopher will continue his role as Spa Manager at the Breakers in Palm Beach until March 21, when he leaves for his new home in Hawaii. We will miss Christopher and trust he will visit often. Congratulations Christopher, Way to go!
Dany Brind’Amour, G.M. Collin, Senior Director of Export
Wishing Dany lots of luck in his new position as Senior Director of Export at G.M. Collin. Dany’s responsibilities will include organizational development, sales and marketing strategies and international trade. Dany joins G.M. Collin with a solid professional history having worked at Devines as the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Executive Sponsor for nearly 2 years. Prior to that Dany served at Babor Cosmetics as Head of Sales for the USA and Caribbean as well as Director of Sales for East Coast USA for nearly 5 years. With passion for sales and marketing and a proven history of success, Dany is a sure bet to bring value to his new team. Congratulations Dany!