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  Tom McMahan and Stuart Burdette Named to Management
Team at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa


LA JOLLA, Calif., (January 20, 2004) ­ Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa announces the addition of two new staff members, National Sales Manager Tom McMahan and Learning Retreat Director Stuart Burdette.

Tom McMahan has over 15 years of hospitality experience holding top sales positions at a number of renowned properties in the Los Angeles, CA area including his most recent position as National Sales Manager at the Biltmore Hotel.  Prior, McMahan spent nearly ten years with the Inter-Continental in Los Angeles where he grew from sales manager to Director of Sales in 1998.  McMahan has a BS degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Cal Poly Pomona.

Stuart Burdette will oversee the primary business planning and execution of all conference business and manage Estancia La Jolla¹s state-of-the-art Learning Retreat. The Learning Retreat will include over 25,000 square feet of interior conference space and a plethora of indoor and outdoor pre-function areas.  Stuart has over 27 years of hospitality experience, spending the last 17 years at the Hotel Del Coronado where he held positions as Restaurant Manager, Front Office Manager, National Sales Manager and most recently, Conference Director.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa will offer 210 luxurious rooms and a host of amenities including the Learning Retreat, indoor and outdoor pre-function areas, high-tech business center, chic-casual dining, full-service spa, fitness center, outdoor pool, and whirlpools.  

Formerly the historic Black Family Horse Farm, Estancia La Jolla is located across the street from UCSD¹s Eleanor Roosevelt College and adjacent to the renowned Salk Institute.  The property¹s premier location provides convenient access to world-class golf as well as La Jolla¹s beautiful beaches and picturesque downtown shopping areas.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is one of 26 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts (DH&R), a privately held company located in Englewood, Colorado.  Destination Hotels & Resorts and Lowe Enterprises, a national real estate investment, management and development firm, were selected by UCSD to develop and manage the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

Barbara Piagari
Director of Sales & Marketing
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
(858) 550-1000
Also See: Barbara Piagari Named Director of Sales & Marketing for the Estanica La Jolla, Opening in June 2004 / November 2003
University of California San Diego and Destination Hotels & Resorts Developing the Former Black Family Horse Farm into a Conference and Corporate Meeting Destination / Aug 2003

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