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New Spa & Retail Director at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

New Spa & Retail Director at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (Feb. 2023) – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Saint Amand as the property’s new Director of Spa & Retail. With a hospitality industry career that spans more than 20 years, Saint Amand’s seasoned leadership and expertise will allow the property to further its position as one of the Caribbean’s top wellness resorts. Her unique skillset will bolster the launch of new and unique guest offerings that speak to top trends sought out by today’s luxury traveler.


“I am very excited to take on the role of Director of Spa & Retail at the iconic Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas,” says Saint Amand. “I look forward to innovating and expanding our holistic wellness and retail programming which will integrate seamlessly into the overarching hotel experience. From locally inspired seaside treatments in our seaside spa cabana to a menu of fresh organic smoothies in our upscale market, we’re tackling all facets of wellbeing to ensure an unparalleled, transformative journey for our guests.”


Saint Amand’s broad professional background includes extensive experience at luxury day spas, medical spas and hotel and resort spas. She also holds a master’s degree in construction management. Her resume includes stints as Senior Level Project Manager at the Weston Homes, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Fort Lauderdale’s Pier Construction Co. and Regional Operations Spa Manager for Spa810 Medical Spa in Winter Park.


Most recently, Saint Amand was part of the pre-opening team at The Tampa EDITION, giving her the opportunity to build a wellness program from the ground up, overseeing the completion of the spa and creating a world-class experience for guests.


With one of the most diverse selections of therapies and spa treatments in the Virgin Islands, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, St. Thomas, is a seaside enclave that offers ocean-inspired relaxation and island indulgences. Here, wellness experts calm guests’ senses and rejuvenate their bodies in an authentic tropical island sanctuary.


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About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, for the latest company updates, visit and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit