Founder and visionary Tracy Lee combines strategic thinking and creative intuition with a unique blend of design and operational skills thorough a nuanced understanding of the spa development process. Tracy has managed and designed some of the most highly acclaimed spas in the world and has carved out a reputation of steady leadership, innovative spirit and gracious professionalism.
Passionate about family life, the spa community and numerous social/environmental causes, she definitively walks the talk of a wellness-infused lifestyle and personifies the sensibilities she promotes through her projects and personal pursuits.
Prior to launching TLee Spas, Tracy launched a portfolio of award winning spas at Auberge Resorts as Principal and Vice President of Spa Design and Development for 15 years, creating a lasting legacy that has shaped the Auberge brand and continues to define it as a leader in luxury hospitality.
In addition to overseeing the company’s financially successful and award-winning spas, she developed an industry leading environmental stewardship programs at all of the company’s properties, elevating Auberge Resorts as an sustainable pioneer in the hospitality space.
An outdoor enthusiast, she can be found on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais, in the yoga studio or checking out the latest fitness trend. Based in Marin County, Tracy is a proud Wildcat alumnus with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.
With a background in operations and development encompassing a notable portfolio of brands, Michael combines a depth of expertise and experience within a broad spectrum of the spa, beauty and hospitality landscape.
Starting his spa career with the launch of Bliss, Michael assumed full operational responsibilities for a rapidly successful and expanding enterprise, engineering a major transformation in the industry and creating the archetype for the urban day spa.
Michael went on to develop an integrated spa, fitness and grooming model for The CORE Club, an ultra luxury private social club targeting and attracting a broad cross-section of New York City’s business, cultural and social influencers.
Shifting his focus into luxury hospitality he connected with Tracy, bringing his urban sensibility, unique viewpoint and practical efficiency into the company’s collective intelligence. Today Michael applies his talents throughout the entire development process, with a specific focus on identity/concept/creative, design, retail and turnkey project management.
A life-long New Yorker and avowed product junkie with an affinity for design and high/low culture, he takes inspiration from the city’s diversity and its continually evolving consumer landscape. Michael is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Our team represents over 100 years of spa industry experience. Each individual brings an unparalleled level of passion, professionalism, creativity, and depth to their respective roles on specific projects. Our geographic diversity broadens our reach and global perspective.
We thrive in a team environment where co-creation is key to our interaction with the entire project team. We are respectful of our role and work in close collaboration with the Client, Operator, Architect, Interior Designer and other consultants who rely upon our expertise for direction.
▪ Conde Nast Traveler “Top Spas”, “Top Resort Spas”
▪ Conde Nast UK “Top Spas”
▪ Travel + Leisure “US Resort Spas”, “Top Hotel Spas in Mexico” & “World’s Best Spas”
▪ Green Spa Network Sustainability Leadership Award
▪ Forbes Five Star Spa Award: Spa Botánico
▪ Forbes Spa Awards: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch, Esperanza, Rancho Valencia, Solage
Simply stated, Tracy is the most talented spa person I know. She is the best in conceptual design, operating expertise and her dedication to creating truly exceptional spa experiences. Her values and integrity are second to none. Tracy is the reason Auberge Resorts has been recognized internationally as one of the top spa hotel brands in the world.
Great spa design can transform and that’s what Spa Botánico does. Spa performance is what allows us to continue to improve and invest. Tracy understands both and she constantly challenges our team to deliver on both fronts at the Ritz Reserve.