News for the Hospitality Executive
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.
Manchester Grand Resorts
|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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