“Our therapists are going to be taking a personal interest in our guests’ overall well-being. The overall Spa experience will be a blended harmony of therapy, indulging and education while offering a body, mind and spirit connection.”
Michael Conte joined Meadowood Napa Valley as Director of Spa & Wellness in June 2015. Before entering the Spa & Wellness industry, Conte spent 15 years traveling globally as a professional actor, singer and dancer. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater with a minor in Directing from The Boston Conservatory in Massachusetts. In 1999 he was introduced to holistic studies. In 2005, Conte retired from professional theater and went back to school, attending Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, graduating a Holistic Health Practitioner. After performing massage for a little more than three years, Conte was voted one of the best massage therapists in Orange County by RIVIERA magazine while working at the premiere Orange County Day Spa, Spa Gregories. During this time, he also was part of the opening team for the Renaissance Club Sport in Aliso Viejo, California as Lead Therapist.
In 2008, Conte joined the Spa Leadership team for the opening of The Resort at Pelican Hill along the
Newport Coast and was instrumental in helping to achieve a Forbes 5-Star rating. Most recently, as the Director of Spa at Montage Laguna Beach, Conte led the Five-Star spa to garner two consecutive World Spa Awards for Best Spa of North and South America.
Conte has volunteered and partnered with non-profit Greet the Day, an organization dedicated to providing free spa treatments to individuals fighting cancer. He also volunteers for the International Spa Association (ISPA). In his free time, he enjoys performing cabarets, teaching Zumba, is a photographer and enjoys teaching about the power of gratitude.