Vice President & General Manager
Grant Friedman is Vice President & General Manager of Acqualina Resort & Residences, the Five-Star and Five-Diamond Mediterranean-inspired resort. While he juggles many tasks to keep the resort running at top speed, his favorite job is mingling with Acqualina’s beloved guests. With a Scandinavian upbringing, Grant understands genuine hospitality and five-star luxury. During his youth growing up in Norway, he was continuously exposed to warm and caring hospitality extended by his friends and family. These enjoyable and memorable experiences embedded a lasting impression that inspired him to a career in hospitality. He comes to Acqualina with extensive experience having worked in New York for Ritz Carlton and St. Regis hotels. Most recently, Grant was managing director for 10 years at Wymara Resort and Villas, formerly the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. Grant is a passionate individual with strong leadership skills and is excited to be at Acqualina. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and experiencing authentic cuisine from all cultures.