This put a smile on my face. I received a happy email a few weeks ago from Anthony Lawrence who is the group director of marketing for Jumeirah. He credited my blog for having introduced him to his future wife. I was puzzled but went back through all the blogs I wrote while in Dubai and found the one I’ve cut and pasted below.
All I can say is…smart man….for quickly following up after I mentioned “stunning” “gorgeous” “Swedish” and “blonde.” Although I wasn’t in town when Anthony came by our Spa Finder offices to say thanks, I was thrilled to know that my blog might have had a bit to do with the two of them getting together.
And to think that I had left off an additional adjective describing Cecelia….she is also very sweet.
My best to you both!
From May 2006:
Dubai SPAspitality: Over to Emirates Towers and a peek at their brand new H²0 Spa – the first all-male spa in Dubai. I’m curious to see how this concept works – a very large hotel with a spa only for men? After meeting with Anthony Lawrence, the group director of marketing (and a very busy man with the telephone), I head down to the all-male spa for a tour. Cecelia Larson, the stunningly gorgeous Swedish, blond spa manager, greets me (I know instantly at least one reason why this spa would be popular with men!) She shows me around – lovely ambiance, minimalist décor, blacks and woods, very small (just a few treatment rooms). The hotel is comprised of 80% male business travelers. Females are relegated to the day spa in the attached shopping center. This hotel does, however, offer the “Chopard Floor,” which has guest rooms for women only, with an all-female staff. The women don’t get a spa – but they do get a floor.