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Mehrdad “Mike” Saeidi Named Director of Finance for
The Grand Del Mar, Manchester Grand Resort's New
Property in North San Diego County
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 28, 2007)  – Adding to its growing roster of seasoned hospitality executives, Manchester Grand Resorts has named Mehrdad “Mike” Saeidi director of finance for The Grand Del Mar, the luxurious new resort now under construction in North San Diego County.

Saeidi was most recently the controller of the Standard Hotel, overseeing financial operations for properties in Hollywood and Los Angeles. 

As director of finance for The Grand Del Mar, Saeidi will manage the resort’s accounting department, directing all financial and budgeting operations for the much-anticipated 249-room property, which is owned and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts.

According to Thomas J.W. Voss, president of Manchester Grand Resorts, Saeidi will be a key member of the resort’s executive team. “We are confident his considerable expertise will help us achieve our goal of establishing The Grand Del Mar as one of the region’s top luxury resorts,” Voss said.

Saeidi also worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for seven years, serving as director of finance for its Half Moon Bay and Rancho Mirage properties. Prior to his tenure with Ritz-Carlton, he was assistant director of finance for the Phoenix Airport Hilton and a financial analyst with Phoenix-based Communications Technologies Inc. 

Saeidi holds a master’s of international management degree from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona and a bachelor of science degree in business economics from Northern Arizona University. 
Married with two children, he now lives in the Carlsbad neighborhood of San Diego County. 

Situated amidst the striking fairways of the Tom-Fazio designed 7,200-yard, par-72 Grand Golf Club, the much anticipated resort will ultimately encompass a 21,000-square-foot full-service spa; four swimming pools; two tennis courts; more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space and fine dining facilities, including the recently opened Addison, the much acclaimed signature restaurant overlooking the golf course.

For more information about The Grand Del Mar – located in coastal North San Diego County, east of the I-5 in Del Mar -- call 858-350-7600; or visit the visit the website at www.TheGrandDelMar.com. 

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.

Contact:

Marguarite Clark 
(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
Vikram Sood Named General Manager of The Grand Del Mar in North San Diego County / October 2006

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