Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints New Spa Director

Kim DeOrsey, spa director at Salamander Spa at Henderson Beach Resort (Destin, FL)Salamander Hotels & Resorts has appointed Kim DeOrsey spa director at Salamander Spa at Henderson Beach Resort (Destin, FL). The resort is slated to open later this year and will feature the 170-room The Henderson hotel and the spa will offer 11 spacious treatment rooms, soothing water treatments and amenities, and a women’s lounge that opens onto a private relaxation terrace overlooking the 200-acre nature preserve on the Gulf of Mexico. DeOrsey has served as a spa and wellness executive expert for 20 years with previous leadership roles managing the spa and wellness program for The Club at Ibis (West Palm Beach, FL), where she helped open its $33 million capital improvement project. Prior to joining Ibis, DeOrsey served as a spa and fitness director at The Omphoy Ocean Resort & Spa (Palm Beach, FL), spa director at The Spa at The Atlantic Hotel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), spa and fitness director at The Spa at The Tesoro Club (Port St. Lucie, FL), and spa director at The Spa at The International Polo Club (Wellington, FL). In addition to her hands-on leadership, DeOrsey has served on the Starwood North American Spa Council and provided Spa Advisory Task Force guidance for several luxury hotel companies. She is also an active member of International Spa Association (ISPA), as well as the Florida Spa Association (FSA) and Club Spa Fitness Association (CFSA) professional organizations. In her new role, DeOrsey will oversee the spa, fitness, recreation, and retail operations for Henderson Beach Resort. “We are thrilled to have one of the spa's industry leaders to join our executive team at The Henderson,” says Henderson Beach Resort general manager Douglas Hustad. “Kim brings strong energetic forward thinking leadership that will position our experiential Salamander Spa as one of the best in the world.”