News for the Hospitality Executive
L. Rustenburg Name Director of Sales & Marketing
for Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Dana Point, California
DANA POINT, CA (November 1, 2010) – Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa recently announced Gayle L. Rustenburg as Director of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Ms. Rustenburg will oversee the all group sales initiatives, marketing and advertising activities for the four diamond coastal resort located in Dana Point, CA.
“Gayle’s diverse background and rich experience in the sales and marketing of upscale, luxury resort properties makes her an immense asset to Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa”, said Jim Samuels, General Manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. “Her addition to our executive team comes at the ideal time as we re-introduce ourselves after completing a multi-million dollar renovation.”
Ms. Rustenburg has more than 22 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, as an adjunct professor for the Grand Valley State University’s Hospitality Program and as the Director of Sales & Marketing Task Force for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. During her time with Interstate she has worked with various high profile resort properties such as Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Sheraton National in Arlington, Virginia, Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, Hollywood Heights Hotel, and Hilton Concord Hotel. Ms. Rustenburg assisted in new hotel launches, brand transitions, senior management training, and increasing sales. Ms. Rustenburg has executed group sales initiatives for Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and assisted with a structure redesign of the Renaissance Las Vegas sales team.
About Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa:
Set high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the AAA Four Diamond Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa makes the most of its ocean view location, overlooking the California Coastline, Doheny State Beach parkland and Dana Point Harbor, offering 2,500 yacht slips. The picturesque red-roofed Victorian-style resort appeals to both business and leisure travelers who enjoy commanding views of vast white beaches, glorious sunsets and the area's quaint seaport village. Featuring 378 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 15 deluxe suites; the pristine accommodations at the Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa comfortably blend coastal elegance and a sunny décor that reflects the spirit of Dana Point. Guests visiting for leisure can enjoy the two heated swimming pools with ocean views along with the 14,000-square-foot Spa at Laguna Cliffs that embraces the relaxed essence of Orange County with specialty massages, facials and body treatments in its beautifully appointed ten treatment rooms. The resort features over 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space that allows for productive meetings and the spectacular bonus of Pacific Ocean views. While on business, guests can sneak in a round of golf in between meetings at one of five local courses.
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