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Sean Maddock Appointed Vice President and
General Manager of  279-room Claremont
Resort & Spa in Berkeley, CA
BERKELEY, CA - February 4, 2004 - Sean Maddock has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the historic 279-room Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, CA.  In his new position, Maddock oversees all day-to-day operations. 
Maddock brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, having worked at numerous luxury resorts and hotels internationally.  Most recently he spent three years as a Hotel Manager with Shangri La Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Thailand, Manila and Hong Kong.

"We are thrilled to have someone as seasoned as Sean join Claremont Resort & Spa," said Scott Dalecio, president and chief executive officer of KSL Resort Division, a subsidiary of KSL Resorts.  "Sean's invaluable talent, enthusiasm and dedication combined with his expertise in the hospitality industry made him the ideal candidate for the position of general manager."

Maddock launched his hotel career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, where he spent nine years, mostly in Hawaii, in various management positions.   Following his stint with Hyatt, he moved to Arizona as Director of Rooms with the Boulders Resort in Carefree.  He then worked in Los Angeles where he was Director of Rooms at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa.  Maddock holds a Bachelor of Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Administration degree from Washington State University.  He is classically trained as a chef saucier and has 10 years of culinary experience in upscale independent restaurants and hotels in the Pacific West and Alaska. 

Twelve miles from downtown San Francisco, the Claremont Resort & Spa was opened in 1915 as a place where locals could escape the city's fog and bask in the East Bay's sunnier climate.  The only resort of its kind in the Bay Area, the 279-guest room retreat is located on 22 acres of enchanting landscaped gardens and features breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline. The Claremont features an award-winning spa, the area's finest aquatic facilities, a superb tennis club, and exceptional California cuisine at Jordan's, the East Bay's only Four-Diamond Restaurant, and dining and nightlife at the new Paragon Bar & Café.  The Claremont Resort & Spa is owned and operated by KSL Resorts. 

KSL Resorts was founded in 1992 and is based in La Quinta, CA.  It owns and operates some of the most unique and memorable golf and spa resorts in the world.

The KSL Resorts Collection includes:

  Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa - Phoenix, AZ
  Claremont Resort & Spa - Berkeley, CA
  Doral Golf Resort & Spa - Miami, FL
  Emerald Pointe Resort - Lake Lanier Islands, GA
  Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa - Maui, Hawaii
  Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego, CA
  La Costa Resort and Spa - Carlsbad, CA
  La Quinta Resort & Club - La Quinta, CA
  PGA WEST - La Quinta, CA


KSL Resorts

Also See: KSL Recreation Corporation Purchases The Claremont Resort Spa / April 1998
When La Costa Resort and Spa Opened in 1965 It Was One of the First U.S. Resorts to Offer a Full-service Spa; KSL Resorts Redefining the Resort with a $140-million Renovation / October 2003

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