The St. Regis Aspen Resort Appoints Michael McDonald as Director of Spa
The St. Regis Aspen Resort is thrilled to announce its most recent hire and new Director of Spa, Michael McDonald, who will oversee daily operations, programming, events and initiatives at the resort's Remède Spa - Aspen's only full-service spa. Possessing a strong passion for wellness and hospitality, Michael will play an integral role in expanding the spa's programmatic offerings and facilitating new ways to benefit guests and the Aspen community's health and wellness.
"Our spa has long been regarded as one of the finest in world, and we attribute this success to the incredible team and culture we have cultivated over the years," said Heather Steenge-Hart, Area General Manager of Marriott International's Luxury Mountain Resorts (The St. Regis Aspen, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, The St. Regis Deer Valley, and W Aspen). "Michael contributes an ideal balance of experience, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking needed to helm the spa and maintain its positive trajectory."
Guided by a lifelong passion for wellness, Michael began his spa career as an Assistant Spa Director at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa, where he was eventually promoted Director of Spa. He then went on to hold the position of Spa Director at Mokara Spa and Salon in Dallas and The Spa at Hilton Marco Island. Most recently, Michael served as the Spa Director at Aspen's Hotel Jerome.
"As someone who deeply understands the importance of overall wellbeing and the rising trend of wellness-focused travel, I am immensely grateful to have the opportunity to lead such a revered spa," said Michael McDonald. "I look forward to positively influencing the spa and resort's guests, as well as creating a space that plays a pivotal role in Aspen community members' wellness routines."
Born and raised in Flagler County, Florida, McDonald earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Penn State World Campus, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Daytona State College. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, live music, and volunteer work.