Donna Shaffer Appointed Spa Director At Fairmont Sonoma

Donna Shaffer has recently been appointed to the position of Spa Director at the iconic Wine Country resort.  Bringing over 15 years of spa management experience to the position, she launched her career with Sports Club of Los Angeles as Operations Manager and Program Director.  She then went on to open and operate her own company, Spectrum Fitness. Donna has also been the Director of Wellness at the Nashville YMCA and served as Spa Director at the luxury spa, Tiba De Nuhad Khoury also in Nashville. She has held management spa positions at the Hilton San Francisco and Peter Island Resort & Spa.  Most recently she was responsible for Business Development for Ingrid Millet U.S.A; in this role she was responsible for West Coast sales development and product/service protocol training.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Administration from the University of Oregon.  Donna will reside in Sonoma.

Kelley Cosgrove, General Manager at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn shares, “It is with great pleasure that we announce Ms. Shaffer’s appointment. Donna brings years of experience in the industry.  We hope to leverage her background and expertise to further develop the fitness and wellness offerings at the resort’s world – class spa.   Donna is sure to guide the spa to new heights of guest satisfaction. ”

Renowned for natural mineral waters, unparalleled service and gracious accommodations, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, is located 40 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the Sonoma Valley.  Home to the Michelin rated Santé dining room and a 40,000 square foot spa acclaimed by Travel +Leisure magazine as one of the Top 25 facilities in North America. The resort is a recipient of both the AAA-Four Diamond and Mobil-Four Star Awards and consistently provides the country’s finest European destination spa experience.  For reservations please phone 1-800-441-1414 or (707) 938-9000, or visit the Inn’s website at

With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an unrivalled collection of properties located in some of the world’s most coveted destinations. Known for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, this global hospitality brand features classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit