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Amy Esnault Appointed as Director of Sales, Leisure and Business Travel
at the 396-room Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
in Dana Point, California


June 2011
- Amy Esnault has been appointed director of sales, leisure and business travel at the 396-room, ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel announced Director of Sales Will Wiest.  “I am extremely excited to have Amy joining our team,” said Wiest. “Her expertise within the sales division, coupled with her past Ritz-Carlton experience will be a valued addition to the resort.”

Ms. Esnault brings more than 13 years of Ritz-Carlton experience to her position.  In her role, she is responsible for the leadership of all leisure and business travel sales for the resort. Esnault has served in sales roles for Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Boston.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and is a member of the National Business Travel Association.

For the third consecutive year, The Club at ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has been recognized as the “Best Club Experience Globally” within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  Featuring many special services and privileges, The Club experience offers the comfort, convenience and privacy of a hotel within a hotel.  Located on the fourth floor of the resort, Club is not just about luxurious surroundings. The services, including five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily, also provide added value. The focal point of Club is a spacious lounge area, furnished to resemble a comfortable living area and well stocked with books and a variety of magazines and newspapers. A dedicated concierge is available to meet any needs from hard to get restaurant reservations to assistance with changing airline flights. Only guests registered on Club level can access the floor through use of a special elevator key, ensuring a sense of personal security.

The mild California climate invites guests to enjoy a variety of year round sporting activities at the resort and surrounding areas. Located on the property are four tennis courts with a full-time teaching professional; two heated swimming pools; two outdoor whirlpools and an ocean-front Fitness Center with exercise equipment and classes. Adjacent to the hotel is an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and two-miles of sandy beach.  With the Pacific Ocean just steps away, guests may walk or shuttle to the beach with complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, body boards and beach towels. Attractions of interest within an hour by car or boat include Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland, Santa Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor, Balboa Island, the San Diego Zoo and South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island, California’s premier shopping centers, and nearby Laguna Beach with more than 70 art galleries.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury resort along coastal Orange County in August 1984. Twenty-six years later, the resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage.  The resort is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury.

The resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 25th year, the longest in California. The resort offers many extraordinary luxury experiences including Raya, 180blũ, The Market Place, Eno, Bar Raya, The Spa and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment.  For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at

Deanne French
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

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