- On August 12, 2019
Anna Knight, Director of Health & Wellness at sbe Lifestyle Hospitality, The Delano, Miami Beach
“How does a girl get to Miami from Mississippi via Los Angeles? An inspirational story about a path to success…
Growing up in Mississippi Anna was fascinated with the fashion and beauty industry. After graduating from the University of Mississippi she was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. While there, she studied fashion design and product development and began modeling and acting on the side. Soon, this side career became a full-time job that she enjoyed for several years. After working for a few clothing companies she started her own swimwear line, “Miws Swimwear”. She produced a prototype line in LA, but decided that the swimwear market was hotter in Miami so she moved to south Florida which eventually led her to her other passion: beauty and wellness in a luxurious setting.
She started working at the Delano Hotel on Miami’s South Beach in November 2017 as an assistant spa and retail manager. Although she didn’t have much experience in the hospitality industry, with hard work and dedication she worked her way up to the position of spa and retail manager. This past spring, she was promoted to Director of Health & Wellness which includes the Spa, the retail areas, and the Delano Fitness Center. She believes that the many paths in her professional and personal life has led to this – “her dream career”.
She enjoys learning about new luxury products and treatments and loves helping people find peace and rejuvenation at Ciel Spa. Anna believes in the constant maintenance of one’s mental and physical health.
During her time at Ciel Spa she has been instrumental in helping to change the business name from Agua Spa to Ciel Spa. She also created a new spa menu with different treatment’s, introduced a new skincare line and brought in a variety of luxury retail brands. She has set several personal and work goals and continues to enjoy working with her Delano team to accomplish them.
Anna’s credo “Our staff is amazing and an important part of our success at the Delano. I try very hard to let them know it every day!”