Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is pleased to announce Leslie Johnson as the new spa director at The Spa at La Costa. Johnson brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the legendary spa. She has delivered award-winning lifestyle programming for destination resorts and hotel day spas nationwide.
In her new role, Johnson will be responsible for overseeing and creating the overall programming at The Spa at La Costa, which recently unveiled its new treatment menu for 2016. She will also be tasked with employee and client satisfaction, continuing to improve the guest experience, and growing the spa’s business.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Leslie to Omni La Costa,” said Patsy Bock, director of sales and marketing at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. “Her decades of experience and expertise in developing lifestyle programming for high-end resorts make her the ideal choice for The Spa at La Costa, and we’re excited to have her elevate our already world-class facilities.”
In 2007, Leslie she served as a consultant to Sea Island Companies, assisting with the development, opening and operations of the luxury resort’s 65,000-square-foot spa and fitness facility. Under her direction, The Cloister Spa at Sea Island received the SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award in the Luxury Category and was also honored with Mobil’s Five-Star Rating.
In her previous positions, Leslie served as program director for Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, opening director for the Lodge at Woodloch and contributed to the repositioning of Spa Biltmore at the Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Prior to that, she was a consultant for La Quinta Resort and Club, where she opened La Quinta Salon for Hilton and oversaw the redesign of all treatment areas and relaxation spaces, for which Spa La Quinta gained recognition and numerous industry accolades.
The Spa at La Costa, which opened in 1965, is considered the first-ever resort spa in the United States. It continues to innovate with new offerings based on industry trends, guests’ needs, and ongoing partnerships. The picturesque colonial-style haven offers 28,000 square feet of indoor space with 42 treatment rooms and a 15,000-square-foot outdoor courtyard. Its scenic Spa Courtyard also offers a tranquil spa pool, Jacuzzi, al fresco waterfall shower, lounging areas, spa café, reflexology path, and herb garden.