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Mr. Pierotti

Dan Pierotti

Vice President Spa Development & Operations, Noble House Hotels & Resorts

Dan Pierotti, Vice President of Spa Development and Operations for Noble House Hotels and Resorts, joined the company in 1999. His extensive spa management experience has given Noble House the most unique and distinct world-class spas. He began his spa career in 1991 as a massage therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. There he had his own private practice, facilitated healing with chiropractors, sports teams, and various spas until 1994. Pierotti then embarked on an exciting spa career with cruise ships, after three months he was promoted to the Crystal Symphony to assist their inaugural world cruise. He continued with Crystal Cruises for two years, completing two world cruises and training other therapists in a variety of massage and body treatment modalities, while gathering global spa knowledge. Mr. Pierotti returned to shore, landing in Las Vegas, Nevada to assist in the grand opening of the new spa at Caesars Palace. Here he assumed the positions of Assistant Manager, Director of Training and Lead Massage Therapist of The Spa at Caesars Palace. Noble House selected Mr. Pierotti in 1999 to lead the development and operations of the new spa on Little Palm Island Resort. As spa director, he created his vision of an oasis within the property to provide guests with a feeling of intense tranquility and spiritual awareness and offer experiences highly distinctive and authentic in the spa industry, but very representative of the luxury service that makes up Noble House resorts. After the overwhelming success of the Island Spa on Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Mr. Pierotti was promoted to his current position and continues to lead the SpaTerre development efforts for Noble House Hotels and Resorts. At the present time he has created fifteen world-class spas with Noble House. He is involved with every aspect -architectural design, functionality, equipment, interior design, experiences, staffing, product development, profitability - of the impact the spas will have on the overall well-being of the guests. Mr. Pierotti is a graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in biology and also attended massage school in San Francisco to receive his certification and licensing in that field. He continues to explore, create and grow in the spa industry with a sincere, passionate and dedicated commitment to the vision of excellence and the well-being of others.

Mr. Pierotti can be contacted at 425-827-8737 or dpierotti@noblehousehotels.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.