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 Sè San Diego Hotel Adds to Executive Team

Joe Velasquez Named Director of Sales and Marketing


SAN DIEGO--February 9, 2010 --Sè San Diego Hotel, the premier 184-room luxury hotel located in downtown San Diego, has added three new hires to the executive team. Joe Velasquez has been named Director of Sales and Marketing, Nicola Gabriele joins as General Manager of Suite & Tender, and Reg MacDonald has been added as Director of Nightlife and Entertainment, a newly created positioned.

Velasquez, a 21-year veteran of the hotel and hospitality industry, will manage all sales and marketing initiatives for the property and will oversee group business reservations for the 20,000 square-feet of event space, including the Grand Ballroom and seven conference rooms. Most recently, Velasquez was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, where he oversaw marketing, sales and public relations efforts. Previously, he was the Director of Sales at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, and Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.

Nicola Gabriele, Suite & Tender’s General Manager, will oversee the daily management of the gourmet restaurant and will manage and train the staff. Gabriele has over 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including positions as General Manager at Donovan’s Steak & Chop House and Manager at the Palm Restaurant, both in San Diego, Ca.

Reg MacDonald, Sè San Diego Hotel’s new Director of Nightlife and Entertainment, will oversee operations, promotions and management for Siren Pool Bar and UberLounge and the ground floor bar of the hotel. MacDonald has concepted, designed, owned and managed several Los Angeles nightlife venues, including Nacional, Tokio, an Asian fusion style restaurant and nightclub, and Tinto Tapas Espana.

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About Sè San Diego Hotel

Sè San Diego Hotel is a 184-room premier luxury hotel located in downtown San Diego’s financial district. The property features world-class amenities including rooms with 180-degree views of city, ocean and bay, Luxe Suites with full Italian kitchens and balconies and in-room epicurean dining service. The hotel also has a 5,500 square-foot spa, Sè Spa, which offers 9 personal treatment rooms and a design and menu inspired by the Silk Road. The 7,000 square foot pool deck and lounge, Siren, offers weekend entertainment, including Cirque style acrobats, and a signature molecular cocktail menu. The gourmet restaurant, Suite & Tender, is a sophisticated take on the American steakhouse. For more information, please visit or call 619-515-3000.

The top-rated hotels in San Diego CA rank among the best in the country, if not the world.

  Bailey Gardiner
Maya Benyehuda, 619-295-8232 x 119
Also See: Douglas R. Korn Appointed General Manager THE US GRANT, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, in Downtown San Diego / July 2008

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