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Hans Rouillard Named Executive Chef of the 310-key
Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia

Owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties and Managed
by Destination Hotels & Resorts


Leesburg, Va. – August 10, 2012 – Hans Rouillard, an accomplished food and beverage industry veteran with experiences spanning the resort and corporate level, has been named the new Executive Chef at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., resort representatives announced today. Rouillard joins Lansdowne Resort after nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry including extensive stints with Disney and Hyatt hotel brands. The resort is owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties and managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts. Rouillard assumed his new role on August 6.

“Chef (Rouillard) brings a valuable level of experience and expertise with him to the resort and to the membership at The Golf Club at Lansdowne,” said Lloyd Williams, General Manager at Lansdowne Resort. “His versatility and strong track record of creating world-class dining experiences will be critical to the success of our talented food and beverage department. Aside from our staff, the beneficiaries of his knowledge will be our valuable guests and meeting attendees who will witness his vision through our menus and unique culinary events.”

Prior to joining Lansdowne Resort, Rouillard spent several years serving as an executive chef at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. He later moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he led and supported corporate initiatives as a director of culinary operations for Disney Regional Entertainment. Rouillard also spent nearly a decade with Hyatt hotel properties located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Knoxville, Tenn., and Los Angeles.

“I am very excited about joining the Lansdowne team as the resort has a tremendous reputation for culinary excellence” said Rouillard. “With five dining outlets, plus, the large volume of weddings, social functions, and the meetings and conference side of the business, the opportunity lends itself to enormous creativity and growth.”

As Executive Chef at Lansdowne Resort, Rouillard will be responsible for leading the entire resort culinary staff. Responsibilities will include product conceptualization, implementation of new menus, recipe development, and ongoing quality assurance processes and systems, among other significant contributions.

Lansdowne Resort is located in historic Loudoun County about 40 minutes west of Washington DC and eight miles north of Dulles International Airport. The AAA Four Diamond property is International Association of Conference Center (IACC) and Virginia Green certified and has 296 luxury guest rooms and 14 suites. Amenities and resort recreation include five restaurants; an Aquatic Complex with five pools and a waterslide; three tennis courts; 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale with 13 treatment rooms; and The Golf Club at Lansdowne with 45 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman, and managed by Troon Golf.

About Lansdowne Resort:

Lansdowne Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient, is the Washington, DC area’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside in the Potomac River Valley. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool Aquatic Center, 45-holes of championship golf, a 45,000-square-foot IACC (International Association of Conference Center) certified conference center, five dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. See www.LansdowneResort.com for details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter .

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,300 guest rooms, 16 golf courses and 17 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com
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Contact: 

Phil Werz
Marketing Manager
pwerz@destinationhotels.com
(703) 729-4003


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