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Del Mar, Calif.- L’Auberge Del Mar 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 the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit


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