- On June 10, 2019
Frank Garcia, Spa Director, Marriott Harbor Breach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
In 1994 Frank was first introduced to the Spa World by his mentor at the famous Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, a Hilton Resort and never looked back. He began as a locker room attendant, working his way up to Nail Technician, Make-up Artist, Massage Therapist, and Sales Coordinator. Throughout his career he moved onto Spa Operations at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Bella Vida Spa in Naples, Ocean Reef Club, Turnberry Ocean Colony and at this time proudly serves as Spa Director at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa for over 3 ½ years. This path has provided him with the tools for a better understanding and the needs to run a healthy and successful business that keeps on growing every day.
“With a lifetime of passion for hospitality for over 20 years of experience in the Spa industry, I continue to put my heart and energy into every project and undertaking that I do. I am extremely passionate for branding, skin care, strategic marketing plans and associate/customer loyalty of which I have found the balance between profits and pampering. I must say that I absolutely love every aspect of Spa.”
At a very young age Frank learned that his passion was to serve others. He recalls his mother commenting that he always had so many friends in the house all the time. Camaraderie and compassion was always in his nature.
“There is definitely magic in Florida. I’m not sure if it is the ocean, the oranges or the melting pot of an amazing diversity of cultures, but I have lived in Florida for 25 years and I love it. I have experience working for Spas that are European and Thai inspired. Although I have not travelled to these areas of the world, I have learned the ancient secrets of beauty from Rome and Fiji, here in Florida where I can take a short drive to Miami and enjoy Cuban coffee on Calle Ocho. There is no other allure like Florida.”
Frank loves sharing experiences and dedicates some of his time by participating on Career Day in different Elementary schools and Beauty Schools as well. His belief is that the opportunities for growth in the Spa World are unlimited, and if you take one step at the time you will reach the stars!