The Spa at La Costa Names New Spa Director

Leslie Johnson This month, The Spa at La Costa at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, CA) announced Leslie Johnson as the new spa director. In her new role, she will create and oversee spa programming, including improving the guest experience and managing the employee and client satisfaction. Johnson brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the spa. Her most recent positions include serving as the director of spa and recreation at Spa Biltmore at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel (Phoenix, AZ) and the director of spa and consultant for Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club (CA) where she opened La Quinta Salon for Hilton and oversaw the redesign of all treatment areas and relaxation spaces. Prior to that, she served as a consultant to Sea Island Companies, assisting with the development and the opening and operations of the fitness facility and 65,000-square-foot spa The Spa at Sea Island (GA). She also held the roles of opening spa and program director for the Poconos Spa at The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA) and the program director for Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa (Tucson, AZ). “We’re so pleased to welcome Leslie to Omni La Costa,” says director of sales and marketing Patsy Bock. “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.”