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 Sean Maddock Appointed General Manager of the
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa


PHOENIX, Arizona, Sept. 29, 2004 -- Sean Maddock has been appointed General Manager of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

Maddock, who most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of the KSL Resorts-managed Claremont Resort in Berkeley, Calif., brings extensive hospitality experience, including three years at Shangri La Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Thailand, Manila and Hong Kong, where he held the position of Hotel Manager.  He will begin at the Biltmore in early October.

"Sean's seasoned resort experience equips him well to lead the Arizona Biltmore," said Scott Dalecio, President of KSL Resorts. "His talent, enthusiasm and dedication to customer service will lead the resort into even greater prominence."

Maddock launched his hotel career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, where he spent nine years, mostly in Hawaii, in various management positions.   Familiar with Arizona, Maddock served as Director of Rooms with the Boulders Resort in Carefree.  His career also includes a stint 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.

The historic Arizona Biltmore, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, offers 738 guest accommodations nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and majestic Squaw Peak. The legendary 'Jewel of the Desert' remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous.

KSL Resorts, founded in 1992 and based in La Quinta, CA, operates some of the most unique and memorable golf and spa resorts in the world including The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa; Claremont Resort & Spa, Berkeley, CA; Emerald Pointe Resort, Lake Lanier Islands, GA; Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui, HI; Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA; La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, CA; La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA; and PGA West, La Quinta, CA.

Carolyn Pendergast
Director of Marketing
The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Also See: Sean Maddock Appointed Vice President and General Manager of 279-room Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, CA / February 2004
Stephen J. Ast Named Vice President and General Manager Of Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa / Nov 2001

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