News for the Hospitality Executive
Matthew La Vine Named General Manager of Fess Parkerís
Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California - March 3, 2009 - Matthew La Vine has been named General Manager of Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, located at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at East Beach. La Vine provides executive leadership for 350 employees in all aspects of the Resort including administration, human resources, food & beverage operations, sales & marketing, reservations, revenue management and guest services.
Most recently, La Vine was General Manager at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida, where he led a multi-million dollar renovation of this luxury 125-suite resort while remaining open for business. Previously, he was Hotel Manager at the 200-suite Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood, California for two years; and prior to that, Rooms Manager at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles for three years. La Vine also has extensive management experience with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts including the Four Seasons Los Angeles, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Aviara Resort Carlsbad, Four Seasons Toronto and Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas.
La Vine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel Management from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he has returned as a guest lecturer. Born in Los Angeles, La Vine remarked, ďIím pleased return to Southern California with my wife and reside in Summerland now. Itís exciting to manage Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort and work with a fantastic team of individuals all focused on providing exceptional guest service.Ē
Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort is the city of Santa Barbaraís largest lodging property, offering 360 guest rooms and suites on 23 acres overlooking the Pacific. Guest facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness suite, spa, beauty salon, gift shop, putting green, tennis and basketball courts, bicycle & skate rentals, business center and 50,000 square feet of meeting & event space. The Resort has been welcoming and satisfying guests since 1986.
Beth Olson, Director of Marketing
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