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Reena Gurtner Named Director of Human Resources
at The Grand Del Mar in North San Diego
 
SAN DIEGO, CA (April 19, 2007) – With the ranks of its employees steadily increasing, The Grand Del Mar – the much-anticipated new resort now under construction in North San Diego County – has named Reena Gurtner its director of human resources. 
 
A luxury 249-room property owned and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts, The Grand Del Mar is slated to open in fall 2007. 
 
According to Thomas J.W. Voss, president of Manchester Grand Resorts, Gurtner will help develop the resort’s human resources department – oversee the hiring of more than 500 employees – and take charge of recruitment efforts, training, health and safety, benefits and insurance and budgeting for the property. Gurnter comes to The Grand Del Mar with 15 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry. 
 
“The Grand Del Mar will undeniably be a boon to the North San Diego County economy, ultimately bolstering the area’s employment rate,” said Voss. “With Reena’s expertise, we plan to make our property the ‘employer of choice’ in the region, offering highly competitive salaries and benefits. With this in mind, we will focus on recruiting – and retaining – a top-notch staff of hospitality professionals.”
 
A native of India, she was previously at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for over seven years, where she was most recently the director of human resources for Four Seasons Resort, Whistler in British Columbia, Canada.  There, she was part of the pre-opening team and ultimately responsible for the hiring of more than 550 managers and line employees. During her tenure with Four Seasons, she also worked as a human resources director at properties in Toronto and the Republic of Maldives. She was also a training and development manager, and part of the pre-opening team for Hard Rock Hotel in Bali, and was in the management trainee program at the Four Seasons Hotel in London. While at the Four Seasons, Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives, she was a two-time recipient of the “President’s Award for Human Resources Development in the Country.” 
 
Gurtner holds a hotel management degree from the Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland. She is married and lives in North San Diego County.
 
About The Grand Del Mar

Situated amidst the striking fairways of The Grand Golf Club in North San Diego County, The Grand Del Mar is slated to open in Fall of 2007.  When complete, the luxury resort will feature:  249 beautifully appointed guestrooms; an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; two outdoor, lighted tennis courts; a 21,000-square-foot full-service spa; four swimming pools; regional dining, including Addison, the signature restaurant which is now open; and more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space. For more information, call 858-314-2000 or visit the visit the website at www.TheGrandDelMar.com. 
 
Founded in 1970 by Douglas F. Manchester, Manchester Financial Group, the parent company of Manchester Grand Resorts, has designed, developed and managed high quality commercial properties in 11 states throughout the Western United States, with a focus on San Diego County. 
 
Since its inception, Manchester Financial Group 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 and Marina, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the First National Bank Building and the Torrey Financial Building.  The company also owns and operates Whitetail Club on Payette Lake in the secluded town of McCall, Idaho.

Contact:

Manchester Grand Resorts
One Market Place, 33rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-3800
www.ManchesterFinancialGroup.com

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Also See: 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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