Meet Our Staff
Casey Koslowski â€“ Proprietor
In the Summer of 2001, Casey, along with partners based in his hometown of Milwaukee, purchased the Grand Resort as he saw a niche for a sophisiticated yet fun gay owned & operated resort in Fort Lauderdale. He believes by providing a wealth of amenities in a laid-back atmoshpere that there is much for both the gay business & leisure traveler to enjoy.
A South Beach resident since 1999, Casey concentrated on Real Estate and has sold over $100 Million of property in the area at venerable projects such as The Setai & Ten Museum Park selling at both on-site for the developers.
Casey continues to specialize in the sales of luxury residential condominiums using his years of experience in high rise development & new construction to best safeguard the interest of his buyers. He has now also successfully entered into the marketing & sales of existing luxury condominium & waterfront property using his extensive network of contacts & precision marketing to achieve the best results.
Fluent in English, Spanish & German, he has the experience, professionalism & knowledge to offer top-of-the-line services for your real estate transactions. For more on this please see: www.ckkrealestate.com
Herb Pianin â€“ General Manager
Herb began his Hotel Career after graduating with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration with the Loews Drake Hotel in New York City as their Reservations Manager. He then moved on to the famed L’Enafant Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C. where he accepted the position as Resident Manager.
Longing for a warmer climate, a wonderful opportunity presented itself in South Florida with Sonesta Hotels. Herb accepted the position of Executive Assistant Manager at The Sonesta Beach Resort and Tennis Club on Key Biscayne. After two years, he was recruited by the 1000 room Boca Raton Resort and Club as their Rooms Division Manager. A promotion came his way and he was promoted to their Director of Quality Control and Yield Management. After 12 years at Boca, Herb decided to branch out on his own to take on consulting.
The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach hired Herb as a consultant, where his challenge was to help them regain their coveted 5 Star 5 Diamond status. After only 4 short years, and the job successfully completed, The Fisher Island Club, located on one of Miami’s most exclusive Islands, called on Herb to manage their Boutique Hotel. Four years quickly went by, but the commute back and forth to Miami got longer and the time for a change beckoned. It was time for a change of paceâ€¦. It was time for The Grand Resort and Spa.
The Grand Resort and Spa has provided a fun, challenging and rewarding atmosphere – a place to look forward to coming to each and every day. A valued asset to our property, Herb looks forward to making your vacation destination one to remember.
J.D. Greene â€“ Director of Spa Services
J.D. has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1989, with an expertise in Swedish, Sports, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Re-Education and Trigger Point Therapy. Being a licensed Esthetician, J.D. also specializes in a number of body treatments to include Body Wraps, Scrubs, Waxings and Facials.
J.D.’s employment has included some of South Florida’s finest Spas, Guesthouses and Chiropractic offices.