Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Welcomes New General Manager

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Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG),www.pacifichospitality.com, has announced that Shashi Poudyal has been appointed general manager of the AAA Four-Diamond Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, located in La Jolla, California. Poudyal brings more than 25 years of hospitality-industry experience to his role as general manager having most recently served as hotel manager of The DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana, where he started in 2012.

Poudyal will be responsible for overseeing the general operations of the 210-room hotel, as well as the three restaurants and lounges, the 8,000-square-foot Spa at Estancia, and Estancia’s premier conference and learning facility, which encompasses 26,000 square feet. Poudyal’s career has been highlighted by noteworthy accomplishments including being named “General Manager of the Year” and “Revenue Manager of Year” at the upscale DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica. His professional experience includes positions at Westin, Oklahoma City, with 500 rooms and 35,000 square feet of meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto with 260 rooms and a 55,000-square-foot convention center, DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Monica with 260 suites and office complex, and Wyndham Hotel Fullerton/Anaheim with 295 rooms, and 14, 000 square feet of meeting space.

Poudyal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Trichandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal and received a certificate in hotel management from UCLA. He is also a Certified Hotel Administrator. Poudyal was a member of the Culver City Rotary Club for more than four years where he was involved in various community services including fundraising and walking for breast cancer research. He has also been involved in fundraising campaigns for Relay for Life, Teach Kids to Care, Make a Wish Foundation, and various other charities.

About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Situated on 9.5 acres in sunny La Jolla, California, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a coastal rancho-style sensory retreat where tradition, environment, and design blend to renew and inspire. The hotel boasts 210 deluxe guest rooms and suites, more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a 7,000-square-foot full-service spa, advanced networking and AV technology, high-speed and wireless Internet, three distinct restaurants and bars, full fitness center, magnificent courtyards and water fountains, and a heated saltwater pool with poolside cabanas. The hotel is located within a five-minute drive of Torrey Pines Golf Course and the premier beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar. For information and reservations, please contact Estancia at877.437.8262; or visit the website atwww.estancialajolla.com.

About Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision. PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotel assets in California including Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort, Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach Country Club, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley. In addition, the company owns and operates the Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport. PHG successfully operates its hotels by consistently growing revenue while effectively managing costs, thereby maximizing each hotel’s NOI. By using a cluster strategy, PHG is committed to growing its market share and adding value to its portfolio through renovations, repositioning, and expansion.www.pacifichospitality.com

posted by Cynthia Le
5/16/14