Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in San Diego Appoints Noel Daniel New General Manager
October 29, 2015 10:38am
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 28, 2015) – Forbes Travel Guide Five-‐Star and AAA Five Diamond resort, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is proud to welcome General Manager, Noel Daniel, an established leader in the hospitality industry and brings more than 30 years of luxury hotel experience to the leading resort.
“We are thrilled to have Noel join the team at Rancho Valencia as we are confident in her leadership skills and passion for the hospitality industry,” states co-‐owner Jeff Jacobs. “Noel's impressive background paired with her proven results will be instrumental in the continued success and momentum of the resort.”
In this role, Daniel is responsible for continuing the award-‐winning success, overseeing the day-‐to-‐day management of the resort’s operations team and providing exceptional guest service at the acclaimed destination resort.
Prior to joining Rancho Valencia, Daniel held the position of multi-‐property general manager for Hotel Madeline Telluride (formerly Capella Telluride) and the Inn at Lost Creek. During her time in Telluride, Noel held a board seat representing the lodging community for the master owners association in Mountain Village. She was also a member of the planning committee for the World Cup Snowboarding events. Throughout her career, Daniel has cultivated a strong leadership style and gained expertise from roles such as director of operations, food and beverage director and rooms director for properties including The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Vail, Colorado and Casa Madrona in Sausalito, California. Noel earned a BS in Business from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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In February 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Rancho Valencia the #1 resort in the U.S. and the #1 Relais and Châteaux hotel in North America. Rancho Valencia has garnered a reputation as one of the world’ most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-‐suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, a three-‐bedroom Hacienda with a private pool and backyard, a world-‐class spa, fine dining restaurant and award-‐winning tennis program, as well as 12 residential villas. In late 2011, Rancho Valencia closed its doors to undergo massive $30 million property-‐wide renovation which comprised of major updates including two new restaurants and a bar, Veladora and The Pony Room, an expanded fitness center, addition of the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, wine room, and a complete re-‐design of the 4 guest casitas and private three-‐bedroom Hacienda. Also included in the revitalization was the introduction of brand new spa treatment menu and an enhanced range of more than 85 complimentary fitness classes offered per week. With the help of the renovation, Rancho Valencia has recently earned additional numerous awards this past year including Forbes Travel Guide Five-‐Star Award, AAA Five Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as #1 in Best Resorts in Southern California, and #25 in the top 100 resorts in the world. For more information, please visit www.ranchovalencia.com or call 800-‐548-‐3664.
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