Beauty Council

Amy McDonald

Principal, Under a Tree Consulting

A 30-year veteran of the spa and hospitality industries, Amy McDonald is widely recognized and sought after as an innovator in preventive health and wellness programming and an expert in merging the best of resort hospitality and urban healthcare into integrated, profitable business models.

After years of managing several award-winning properties, including the renowned Miraval destination spa in Tucson, Arizona, Amy followed her passion to create her own company, Under a Tree Consulting. She leads her team through concept development and execution bringing a greater focus on wellness to global brands such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Capital Group, Cirque du Soleil, and renowned wellness destination spa Mii amo. Clients range geographically from Switzerland, China, Mexico, Canada and United States, and are typically privately held companies with a strong commitment to preventive health and optimal aging.

Her accomplishments have received acclaim in such publications as Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, while her personal expertise has been cited in O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Real Simple among others. She is also a frequent guest speaker on health and wellness trends, sustainability and merging healthcare with hospitality.

Superpower: Leading with compassion and sensitivity so as a team we can work with amazing clients.

My mission as a Beauty Superhero: To combine the best components of integrative medicine with intuitive, mindful guest service. To bring forward the complimentary strengths of both healthcare and hospitality and ALWAYS focus on placing the patient, client, or guest in the center of all decisions.

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