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Harold Rowland Named Senior Director of Hotel Operations at
L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino, Lake Charles, Louisiana
LAKE CHARLES, La. — Harold Christopher Rowland, an executive with key luxury hotel operations expertise, has joined L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino, a $365 million Texas Hill Country-themed property in Lake Charles, La.  In his new position, Rowland is responsible for overseeing all hotel, facility, golf, retail and spa operations for the resort casino.   
Previously, he worked as general manager of the historic Tantallon Country Club in Fort Washington, Md.  Prior to that, Rowland was general manager at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe, NY; a 220-acre golf club created by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, featuring a 12,000 square foot clubhouse, ballroom and full service restaurant. 
He began his career with KSL Resorts, promoted through positions including assistant director of golf services, director of golf services and head golf professional at luxury golf resorts including the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Fl. and the Grand Traverse Golf Resort in Traverse City, Mi. 
Additionally, Rowland was director of guest services for Westin & Sheraton Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and director of rooms for The Diplomat Country Club & Spa in Hallandale, Fl.; a member of the esteemed Starwood Luxury Collection of hotels and resorts.

“Harold brings to L’Auberge a high level of knowledge and expertise about running a luxury resort hotel,” said Larry Lepinski, vice president and general manager of L’Auberge.  “I’m confident he will be successful in maintaining and strengthening the L’Auberge philosophy of offering guest experiences unlike any other.”

Rowland is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has also successfully completed Six Sigma Training in addition to PGA Business School I & II.   
Rowland lives in Lake Charles, La.; he is married with two children. 
About L’Auberge du Lac 
L’Auberge is located on 227 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area.  This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action.  The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 750 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a business center and conference registration area; a pool with lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service salon and spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; and top-name entertainment.  The casino is the largest single-level riverboat casino in the United States and the only single-level riverboat in Louisiana.  To learn more about L’Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444 or visit
About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Argentina, and the Bahamas, owns a hotel in Missouri, receives lease income from a card club casino in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and owns a casino site and has significant insurance claims related to a hurricane- damaged casino previously operated in Biloxi, Mississippi. Pinnacle also has two casino development projects in the St. Louis, Missouri area, which are dependent upon final approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker PNK.  To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit . 


Kerry Andersen
Manager of Community and Public Relations
777 Avenue L'Auberge 
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
t: 337.395-7631
f: 337.395.7730
c: 337.292.0725


Also See: The $365 million L'Auberge du Lac Resort Casino Opens in Lake Charles, Louisiana. / May 2005
L'Auberge du Lac's Opening Is a Milestone for Pinnacle; The Cost of the Hotel/Casino is Louisians's Second-most Expensive / May 2005


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