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David C. Bland Appointed Managing Director of New Projects
for Destination Hotels & Resorts
DENVER, Colo. – July 19, 2006 – Charles Peck, president and chief operating officer for Destination Hotels & Resorts, today announced the company has hired David C. Bland as managing director of new projects. In this newly-created role, Bland will work in conjunction with Destination affiliate Lowe Destination Development in the development and integration of new resort properties into the management company’s collection.
Bland initially will direct and coordinate the hospitality management and marketing of new projects such as Suncadia in Roslyn, Wash., Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont, Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. and continued opportunities at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif. 
Prior to taking the post with Destination, Bland worked in hospitality investments, finance, development and asset management for a variety of companies. Bland most recently worked for Intrawest at its Winter Park development as director of sales for the ski resort’s new base area village project. Before heading up the Intrawest sales effort, Bland was director of hotel investments for MONY Realty Capital which owned the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.; a Destination-managed property. 
Bland’s background also includes some entrepreneurial businesses that he founded or co-owned including an interval vacation ownership sales and marketing company and Marketel Communications which sold long distance systems to hotels. His nearly 30 years in the industry also includes work with Richfield Hospitality Services, Carlson Hospitality Corporation and Cosmopolitan Hotel Systems. 
Bland is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley. He is a retired Captain in the Colorado Wing of the United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol. A Colorado resident for more than 20 years, Bland enjoys golf, skiing and sailing. He is the father of two and currently resides in Parker, Colo. 
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 7,500 guest rooms, 15 golf courses and 10 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. 

Kristin Yantis Mettler
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Communications
Destination Hotels & Resorts
(858) 964-6533 direct

Also See: The Prospector Inn Located in Suncadia, Washington’s First All-season Destination Resort, Opened by Destination Hotels & Resorts / July 2005
Lowe Enterprises Acquires the Dolce Hamilton Park and Dolce Tarrytown House; Properties Will be Renamed and Managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts / April 2005

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