of Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
|PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2001 - Stephen Ast has been appointed vice president
and general manager for one of Arizona’s premier luxury properties, the
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Ast moves to the Arizona Biltmore
from the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, both of which are owned and operated
by KSL Recreation Corp.
At the Arizona Biltmore, Ast is responsible for the management and operation of the 730-room resort and a staff of 1,100. For the past three years, he served as vice president and general manager for the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa on Maui.
Familiar with the Valley of the Sun, Ast served for more than 11 years at the Scottsdale Princess, including seven years as vice president and general manager, before moving to Maui.
With more than 23 years of hospitality industry experience, Ast also
worked with The Four Seasons in Austin and The Hyatt Regency Hotels in
Houston and Kansas City, Mo.
The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Considered one of the most spectacular resorts in the world, the Biltmore features 730 guest accommodations, including 78 one- and two-bedroom villas, eight swimming pools, seven tennis courts, an 18-hole putting course, and a full-service European spa, salon, and fitness center. The adjacent Arizona Biltmore Country Club offers two 18-hole PGA golf courses, The Links and The Adobe. The Arizona Biltmore is 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
KSL Recreation is the La Quinta, Calif.-based owner and operator of The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix; The Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, Calif.; Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Fla.; Grand Traverse Resort & Spa near Traverse City, Mich.; Grand Wailea Resort & Spa on Maui in Wailea, Hawaii; Lake Lanier Islands Resort near Atlanta, Ga.; La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST in the Palm Springs, Calif. area.
Director of Marketing Communications
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
|Also See||Architectural Landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Acquired by KSL Recreation for $335 million Plus $8.3 million in Working Capital Adjustments / Dec 2000|