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L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Leah Strohecker to spa director for its beach cottage-inspired Spa L’Auberge. Strohecker will oversee the 5,000 square-foot oasis that has long been a favorite for both pampering and results-oriented treatments among locals and visitors to Del Mar.

“Leah is a natural leader who has the unique combination of experience in both spa management and massage practice,” said Michael Slosser, vice president and managing director for L’Auberge Del Mar. “She will be integral in helping the hotel continue to provide an upscale, beach spa experience with the latest in healing therapies.”

Strohecker has over a decade of experience working in the spa industry as both a licensed therapist and spa manager. She joins L’Auberge Del Mar from the Westin Maui where she was director of spa. During her time on Maui, she was integral in creating wellness branded strategies for parent company Starwood and secured several top awards for her spa including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 250 Spas” and Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best” spas. She also served as board chairman for the Hawaii Spa Association. Prior to Westin Maui, Strohecker served as assistant spa manager for the Lodge at Torrey Pines and Catamaran Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif. She also worked as a therapist for the Sheraton Wild Pass Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ.

Strohecker is a certified massage therapist from Utah College of Massage Therapy, AZ. She is an active member of the International Spa Association and the Green Spa Association.

About Spa L’Auberge
Designed by acclaimed architect Cary Collier of Blu Spas Inc., the 5,000 square-foot free-standing Spa L’Auberge serves as an oasis for those seeking pampered rejuvenation with welcoming spa therapists, soothing treatment suites and an overall beach cottage ambiance. The spa menu features a diverse selection of professional treatments designed to soothe mind, body, and soul. Utilizing a unique collection of organic and vegan product lines, as well as exotic plant extracts from unique destinations, the tranquil treatments distinguish Spa L’Auberge as a restful retreat.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in DelMar. For more information, please visit or

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Media Contacts:
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing Communications

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