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.Daniel Keyser Named Director of Sales and Marketing at the 444 room
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, California

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – August 3, 2006 – Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa™ has named Daniel Keyser director of sales and marketing.  In his new position, Keyser will oversee the sales and marketing team at the 444-room resort, which is operated by KSL Resorts.

“We are delighted to have Dan at the helm of the sales and marketing team at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa,” said General Manager Victor Woo.  “His experience, leadership and motivational abilities are unmatched and made him the perfect candidate for the position.”

Keyser’s hospitality career spans three decades.  He spent more than twenty years with Marriott Hotels & Resorts, beginning as catering service manager at the Marriott Dulles Airport in Dulles, VA.  During his time at Marriott, Keyser held director of sales and marketing positions at the Stouffer Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.; the Stouffer Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA and the Renaissance PineIsle Resort in Lake Lanier Islands, GA.  He went on to serve as director of sales and marketing at Georgia’s Wyndham Atlanta Hotel and, later, at the Milan Crowne Plaza Buckhead.  Keyser most recently served as director of sales and marketing at Emerald Pointe Resort on Georgia’s Lake Lanier Island and the past year as director of sales at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif.  

He currently resides in Palm Desert, Calif. with his family.


Kate Johnston Wark
(212) 284-9938

Also See: KSL Resorts Now Managing the Former Marriott Managed Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa; 444 room Destination Resort Receiving $30 million in Improvements / July 2006
Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. Reaches Agreement to Pay Up to $10.4 million for Termination Fees and Related Severance Cost to Terminate Marriott's Management Contract at the Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California / April 2006


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