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Sharon Holtz

Terranea Resort - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Senior Director of Spa and Wellness
Sharon Holtz serves as Senior Director of Spa and Wellness for Terranea Resort, overseeing all aspects of The Spa at Terranea, a full-service award-winning, 50,000 sq. ft. oasis set amid sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

With more than 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry, Holtz provides a wealth of expertise on ways to create harmony and balance. Prior to joining Terranea Resort, she spent ten years with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group creating distinctive holistic experiences within their spas. Working throughout the United States, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, Holtz learned a variety of culturally inspired healing traditions and brings a global perspective to her role at Terranea Resort.
After studying Business Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara, Holtz transitioned to the spa industry, attending The Connecting Point School of Massage and Spa Therapies in Telluride, Colorado.

An executive, wife, and mother, Holtz understands first-hand how important it is to find a sense of balance in all that she does. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family—including her two young sons—practicing yoga, hiking, traveling and eating various ethnic cuisines.
The Spa at Terranea was given a Four-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, named one of the top 50 spas in California by Spa of America and named one of the best spas in the world and top 100 resort spas in the United States by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort has also been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list and been chosen as the readers’ choice for “Best Beach Hotel” by Los Angeles Travel Magazine.

The Spa offers 25 treatment rooms; a menu of holistic offerings inspired by the resort’s marine setting; oceanfront movement studio; expansive fitness center; full-service salon; solviva; retail boutique; and 25,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space that includes lush, garden settings; heated spa pool and hot tubs; relaxation lounges; private cabanas and fire pits.

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Monday, August 17