The Spa Cabanas

The Spa Cabanas

A Legacy in Vision and Service

After 11 years at the helm of the Spa Cabanas, located at The Cabanas Guesthouse, Norman Lachance is announcing his decision to transition ownership and day-to-day operations to Mr. Carlos Rodriguez over the next month. Mr. Rodriguez is a trusted friend of over 35 years to Norman, a mainstay in the LGBTQ community and Fort Lauderdale, and a frequent visitor to the Cabanas Guesthouse and Spa.

With this lifelong foundation of friendships and an intimate familiarity with the community and services the spas offers, Norman invites you to continue expecting not only the gold standard services and professionalism embodied under his management, but also to welcome Mr. Rodriguez and his team in bringing fresh and new perspectives with levels of innovation that will continue to make the Spa Cabanas the best in Fort Lauderdale.

You can still visit the spa to find your favorite masseurs, receive the best skin care technologies, and experience the spa’s excellent customer service.

Norman would like to say a special, “Bon Voyage!”

To Oscar, Gabriel, Brett, and all the Spa staff, and to Tim, Cabanas Guesthouse manager, thank you. What a team we have made. Each of you with your individual talents, strengths, and unique personalities have been a bewitching potion, without which the valleys could not have been navigated, nor anything achieved, big or small You’ve earned and have my trust and friendship. I hope I have earned and have yours.

A personal note of thanks to Fort Lauderdale, the LGBTQ community, and the many guests of the Guesthouse and Spa. This decision to transition and begin a new chapter in my life could not be more bittersweet. It is only with the warmth, courage, and support of this community that I can pass on what has been my passion for the past 11 years to the most capable hands of Mr. Rodriguez.

This experience of allowing me and my team to deliver our best in massage and skin care services, while contributing to successes of the LGBTQ community, has been a poignant and thrilling ride. You have my heartfelt thanks and continued support in all the ways I will endeavor to carry on as a proud member of this wonderful community.

And last but not least, to my friends John and Bill, owners of the the Cabanas Guesthouse. With this and many other decisions I’ve had to make in my life, from launching the Spa 11 years ago, to painstakingly making this decision to move on, the two of you have been there every step of the way. I can honestly say, I would not have had it any other way. Even more, I don’t think we would have seen the successes we experienced, were it not for the support, mutual respect, and enduring friendship we enjoyed. It is from the bottom of my heart and with endless appreciation that I thank you! I thank you for considering me when I approached you years ago with this idea. I thank you for partnering with me and for your efforts in taking care of our relationship as we grew to be the best Fort Lauderdale could offer both the LGBTQ local community and travelers. While this is certainly not goodbye, I want you to know you are loved and precious to me. You are one of the best “La” chance encounters I have enjoyed throughout my years. Again, thank you.

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