Sweetgrass Inn announces Director of Spa at Sweetgrass

January 25, 2021

Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes Resort’s new signature hotel opening this spring, is pleased to announce Dawn Spann as Director of the Spa at Sweetgrass Inn. Spann will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Spa at Sweetgrass, a 10,000 square-foot spa featuring 14 treatment rooms and indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces, including a 3,000 square-foot private outdoor spa garden, with plunge pools and cabanas. The Spa at Sweetgrass will open in March and will offer massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, makeup and hair services as well as wellness programs like yoga and meditation.

“Dawn Spann has extensive experience managing luxury spas and wellness organizations,” says John D’Angelo, director of resort operations at Wild Dunes Resort. “The Spa at Sweetgrass Inn will be a true destination spa, and we are confident that with Dawn’s leadership we will be able to provide guests with an inimitable, tranquil experience.”

Spann has over 18 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry, including 10 years with Destination Hotels & Resorts. Facilities she has helped launch include Glade Spring Spa at Suncadia Resort, Cliff House Resort & Spa and Release Wellbeing Center. Spann has also contributed to multiple projects by developing design concepts, spa and wellness programs, sourcing FFE and OSE specifications, creating pre-opening proforma, financial modeling and leadership support. Recent projects she has been involved with include Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece; the St. Regis, Marbella, Spain; Belmond Cap, Juluca, Anguilla; Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona; The Woodlands Resort, Woodlands, Texas; Howard Hughes Hotel, Summerlin, Las Vegas; and The Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa, Houston, Texas.



Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodation options, including the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn, the Village at Wild Dunes, private condos, luxury home vacation rentals and its new 153-room Sweetgrass Inn opening in 2021. Wild Dunes Resort, located just 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston, will be the largest resort of its kind in the region with the addition of Sweetgrass Inn, offering groups of up to 650 people the chance to enjoy a Lowcountry getaway. With year-round championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes Resort’s new 153-room hotel in the South Carolina Lowcountry, is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2021. Currently under construction, Sweetgrass Inn will encompass four acres and will feature state-of-the-art amenities including 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, an 8,000 square-foot grand ballroom with pre-function and terrace event space, a 3,000 square-foot rooftop ballroom with a 6,000 square-foot terrace featuring stunning ocean views, a lobby lounge, expanded pools with jacuzzies, a kids splash pad, poolside restaurant and bar, a 10,000 square-foot luxurious spa and salon with 14-treatment rooms, a top-notch 2,750 square-foot fitness center, retail space and more.