Georgia’s Sea Island resort promotes two executives

Sea Island, a resort located on the coast of Georgia, appointed Ella Kent to director of rooms and Dana Reitz to director of spa and fitness.

Ella Kent.
Photo credit: Sea Island

Kent joined Sea Island in 2014 as the director of spa and salon, expanding that role to include oversight of fitness and tennis. She successfully led her team in achieving the highest score in the spa’s history, obtaining a place on the Forbes Verified List in 2018. Kent also has served as past chairman of the board for the International Spa Association.

Similarly, Reitz joined Sea Island in 2014 as the assistant director of spa and salon. Before joining Sea Island, she served as the spa and health club director at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta from 2011-2014. 

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Dana Reitz.
Photo credit: Sea Island

“Both Ella and Dana are valued members of the Sea Island family with proven capabilities,” Scott Steilen, president and CEO of Sea Island, said in a statement. “It is with great pleasure that we announce their new positions and responsibilities.”

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island offers 5 miles of private beach, a beach club, a tennis center, a yacht cub, shooting school and children’s programs, as well as three championship golf courses. Located on St. Simons Island, The Inn at Sea Island offers casual accommodations with access to many Sea Island amenities. Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offers seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities.

Recent enhancements at The Lodge include six new cottages with 14 sleeping rooms, an oceanfront pool and pool house and an 18-hole putting course. March 2019 brings an all-new, 17,000-square-foot Golf Performance Center.

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