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Tara Cruz Joins Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown


Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the latest property in the Four Seasons portfolio in Manhattan, is pleased to announce the official appointment of Tara Cruz as Director of Spa. In her position, Tara oversees the day-to-day operations of The Spa which includes seven treatment rooms (including a couple’s Spa Suite), a nail room, an indoor relaxation room, boutique, outdoor terrace, 24-hour fitness center, and a 75-foot indoor lap pool. Tara also oversees the partnership with the two European brands that are exclusively stocked with Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown (Dr. Burgener from Switzerland and Omorovicza from Budapest, Hungary).

“I am thrilled to be joining the world-class team at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The team here has already set the stage for success with the existing partnerships and wellness offerings in place. Together, we will make The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown the skincare authority in New York City,” says Cruz. “Our guests are extremely sophisticated and well-versed in health and wellness. The Spa must remain classic, yet be innovative in our offerings with a special focus on luxurious natural products which are enhanced with results driven technology. Our bespoke menu is tailored to our guests’ personal needs, meaning all skincare goals are achievable. That’s the true beauty of The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown,” continues Cruz.

“Together, we will make The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown the skincare authority in New York City,” says Cruz.

Before joining The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, Tara was most recently Director of Spa at Cornelia Spa, located within the Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side. Prior to her time at The Surrey, Tara was the Assistant Director of Spa at Tribeca’s Greenwich Hotel. There, Tara was in charge of developing and implementing public relations and marketing initiatives that engaged actively with the neighborhood’s clientele. Before moving back to Manhattan in 2014, Tara was based in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she served as Director of Spa at the luxurious Dolce Salon & Spa.

Tara graduated from the Cortiva Institute as an official Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and simultaneously became an LMT Educational trainer. She is also a licensed Arbitrations Manager and holds a degree in Business and Communication from Suffolk County Community College.

The hotel opened on September 19, 2016, and is the second Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. It features 189 rooms, 157 residences, 7,000 square feet of event space, and Wolfgang Puck’s first New York outpost, CUT.