Orlando, FL – March 11, 2013 – Tina Crawford has recently been appointed Executive Spa Director at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes. In this position, she will manage and lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of the award-winning 40,000 square-foot spa at Grande Lakes Orlando.
Ms. Crawford has 19 years experience in the spa and
Prior to joining Grande Lakes Orlando, she was the spa
director of the nationally ranked Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island for
In addition to her work at Amelia Island, Ms. Crawford has been an
player for Ritz-Carlton brand-wide spa initiatives, serving on the
advisory board, managing the core vendor program, and leading the hotel
openings and transitions team. Ms. Crawford is a guest speaker at many
industry conferences and colleges and was named Leader of the Year by
SpaFinder.com in 2011.
“We are so pleased to welcome Tina Crawford to the Grande
Lakes Orlando team,” said Jim Burns, Vice President and Managing
Grande Lakes Orlando. “Her expertise will ensure the spa continues to
its status as one of the world’s most innovative, top spa experiences.”
Ms. Crawford studied at Pages Hair Academy in Georgia and
at the Thomas School of Cosmetology in South Carolina. She holds
a license in cosmetology.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando features 40 treatment rooms,
a 4,000-square-foot outdoor heated lap pool and healing waters for the
exclusive use of spa guests as well as co-ed relaxation conservatory,
full-service salon, spa boutique, 6,000-square-foot Wellness &
Center, and Vitale Spa Café. Signature
treatments include an eco-hammock massage, organic treatments featuring
from the resort’s gardens and honey sourced from the resort’s on-site
and a Scrub Bar, which provides guests a personalized learning
a mixologist to concoct their own scrub made from fresh herbs.
About Grande Lakes Orlando
Grande Lakes Orlando is a unique 500-acre resort with a
luxury 582-room Ritz-Carlton and deluxe 1,000-room JW Marriott Hotels.
particular, the Grande Lakes Adventure Experience program, which
and canoe eco-tours and a fishing school, reflects the resort’s natural
Grande Lakes also offers the culinary mastery of
award-winning Chefs Norman Van Aken and Melissa Kelly, new
inspired treatment programs at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Golf Digest
golf instruction. The estate is located 15 minutes from the Orlando
International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention
and minutes from the major theme parks.
Guests at both hotels can enjoy all the facilities and
services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including the 18-hole championship
course, designed by Greg Norman, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton
offering a new rooftop eco-space, a wide selection of natural
and hydrotherapies, and advice from the world’s first Citrus
Membership offerings are also available through The Ritz-Carlton
Grande Lakes Members Club. For more information about Grande Lakes