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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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.