BEACH, Calif. (December 10, 2009) – Malia Osterbauer has been named the
new general manager of The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, a waterfront
property in Redondo Beach owned and operated by Noble House Hotels &
According to Jake Donoghue, chief executive officer of Noble House
Hotels & Resorts, in her new position, Osterbauer will supervise 170
employees, running day-to-day operations for the property, which includes
the 161-room hotel; BALEENlosangeles, a stand-alone restaurant; a 181-slip
marina and 19 residential apartments. Conveniently located near Los Angeles
and Orange County area’s top attractions, The Portofino Hotel recently
underwent an extensive $11 million renovation of its guestrooms, public
and meeting spaces, restaurant and marina.
“Malia has expertise in all facets of the hospitality industry, and
we are very pleased to have her join our team and take Portofino to an
even higher level of excellence,” Donoghue said.
With more than 15 years of experience in the hotel arena, Osterbauer
was most recently director of resort operations/assistant general manager
for the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, a 357- room, full-service property
on 18 acres fronting San Diego’s Mission Bay. She worked her way up the
ranks over seven years at this resort, serving as director of rooms, director
of guest relations, assistant director of front office, and rooms executive.
As assistant general manager, she helped oversee Hilton San Diego Resort
& Spa’s extensive $26 million renovation and directed all operations
for the property, including rooms; food and beverage; spa, salon, tennis
and fitness facilities; recreation; security; business center and beachfront
Prior to her last position, Osterbauer worked as an asset/property
manager, overseeing large-scale apartment communities for Arnel Management
Company headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. Additionally, she worked
as director of revenue management for the Ontario Airport Hilton in Ontario
and as reservations manager for Sheraton Suites Fairplex Hotel in Pomona.
ABOUT THE PORTOFINO HOTEL & YACHT CLUB
A haven for business and leisure travelers, The Portofino Hotel &
Yacht Club is located only seven miles from Los Angeles International Airport,
in the beach town of Redondo Beach at King Harbor. A fixture in Redondo
Beach for nearly 50 years, the property – Los Angeles’ only waterfront
hotel – recently underwent an extensive $11 million renovation of its guestrooms,
public and meeting spaces, BALEENlosangeles restaurant and 181-slip marina.
For more information, call 800-468-4292, e-mail email@example.com
or visit www.hotelportofino.com.