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 Luis Fernandes Named Chief Operating Officer
forTy Warner Hotels and Resorts
SANTA BARBARA, California, Dec. 16, 2005 - Ty Warner, Founder and CEO of Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts (TWH&R), has announced the appointment of Luis Fernandes to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer.  The announcement represents Mr. Warner's commitment to engage top-quality professionals to direct and establish TWH&R as an ultra-luxury hotel brand.  Mr. Fernandes will oversee the management companies that are responsible for operating the company's hotels and resorts as they continue to undergo all encompassing renovations and aesthetic improvements.  

"I am honored to be part of Mr. Warner's mission," says Mr. Fernandes. "I look forward to working with this dedicated team to provide our guests with an unparalleled hotel experience."

Prior to assuming his new position, Mr. Fernandes was Managing Director of the internationally heralded resort, Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, a Rosewood-managed property in the TWH&R collection. With more than 25 years of international hospitality experience, he has served in executive positions with acclaimed hotels and resorts in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. 

As Founder and sole proprietor of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, Mr. Warner continues to focus on acquiring, enhancing and elevating distinctive properties worldwide. Today, the portfolio includes the Four Seasons New York, as well as Santa Barbara-area landmarks, such as Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club; San Ysidro Ranch; Sandpiper Golf Club; Montecito Country Club; Miramar Hotel and San Marcos Golf Club.  Big Island-based Kona Village Resort and Las Ventanas al Paraiso Resort complete the current hotel group.


Michael Matthews
Mankarios Partnership

Also See: Luis Fernandes Named Managing Director for Rosewood’s Las Ventanas al Paraiso / June 2003
Ty Warner Appoints the Mankarios Partnership to Resort Manager of Kona Village Resort & Asset Manager of Las Ventanas al Paraiso / September 2004

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