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 Manchester Grand Resorts Names Thomas J.W. Voss President
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 28, 2006) -- With the construction of its luxurious new The Grand Del Mar Resort well underway, Manchester Grand Resorts has promoted Thomas J.W. Voss from managing director to president. 

In his new role, Voss will oversee all operations – including hotel and residential resort development – for the company’s four upscale resort properties, including The Grand Del Mar, a luxurious resort destination, which is being built adjacent to the beautiful 400-acre Grand Golf Club in North San Diego County.  Slated for completion in mid-2007, the property will ultimately feature 261 beautifully appointed guestrooms, plus a total of 39 partially- and wholly-owned Villas. 

According to Manchester Grand Resorts’ owner and founder Douglas “Papa Doug” F. Manchester, Voss will also spearhead operations for the Manchester Grand Hyatt on San Diego Bay; downtown San Diego’s Marriott Hotel & Marina; and the Whitetail Club & Resort on Payette Lake in McCall Idaho. 

“Tom’s role in our company is key, as he is overseeing our growing collection of high-end resort properties,” Manchester said.  “With more than 25 years of experience, he is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of the hospitality industry.  We know he is the ideal person to direct and grow our resort operations.”

Working for Hyatt Hotels, Voss first met Manchester when the Hyatt Regency in San Diego (now the Manchester Grand Hyatt) opened in 1992.  Voss served as executive assistant manager and director of food and beverage for the 1,625-room hotel until 1998, when he was promoted to general manager of Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead and Hyatt Regency Greenville in South Carolina.  In 2004, he returned to San Diego as general manager of Manchester Grand Hyatt.  Manchester Grand Resorts hired him away from Hyatt in April 2005 as managing director for the growing company.

Voss, born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, grew up working in his family’s oceanfront golf resort and has since had an industry career that has encompassed hotel marketing, operations, staff development and guest services.  

Prior to his Hyatt experience, Voss was with Starwood Hotels for seven years, working at upscale properties in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. 

Fluent in English, German and French, Voss earned a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration from the University of Kiel Germany, and also completed graduate studies in hotel adminstration at Cornell University. He lives in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego with his wife and two children.
 
About Manchester Grand Resorts

Founded in 1970 by Douglas “Papa Doug” F. Manchester, Manchester Financial Group, the parent company of Manchester Grand Resorts, selectively invests in technology, communications, and health and human services companies. Since its inception, the company has designed, developed and managed high quality commercial properties throughout the Western United States and has played an integral role in the dramatic metamorphosis of San Diego’s urban landscape – developing such landmark properties as the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina and the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  Manchester Grand Resorts also owns and operates Whitetail Club & Resort on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

Manchester Financial Group is headquartered at One Market Place, 33rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.  For more information call (619) 231-3800, or visit the website at www.ManchesterFinancialGroup.com.

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Contact:

Marguarite Clark Public Relations
Marguarite Clark, Tel: (949) 295-2801
mclarkpr@sbcglobal.net     

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Also See: The Master Plan Vision of Developer Doug Manchester Taking Form at The Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa / July 2005
Manchester Resorts Takes Over World-class Meadows Del Mar Golf Club and Adjacent Land Earmarked for a 300-room Luxury Hotel / Jan 2003


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