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Keith Hill Named General Manager for the Oceanfront 50-room
Timber Cove Inn in Sonoma County, California

San Francisco, CA (May 24, 2012)
–Timber Cove Inn, Sonoma County’s most popular oceanfront hotel, announces the appointment of Keith Hill as new General Manager. The 50 room property, located 15 miles beyond the mouth of the Russian River, has recently made a few changes to upper management including a new marketing team, led by Allison Kneubuhl of Allimar Marketing and Paul Burditch of Burditch Marketing Communications. Keith Hill’s appointment furthers Timber Cove Inn’s efforts to provide the best luxury hospitality experience and food and wine program on the Sonoma Coast.

Hill comes from a strong background in food and beverage management in the hospitality industry. He first embraced his love of fine food and wine management with a position at Café Adelaide in Loews New Orleans Hotel. From there, Hill’s career shifted to food and beverage management with two of the East Coast’s top luxury lodging destinations: Vermont’s Twin Farms, and Rhode Island’s coastal hotel, The Chanler at Cliff Walk — both widely recognized for their exemplary guest service.

Hailing from Yosemite National Park’s internationally acclaimed Ahwahnee Hotel, Hill most recently served as the Food and Beverage Manager, and subsequent Operations Manager.  Hill is passionate about the Sonoma Coast, commenting, “I feel even more moved by the coast’s natural landscape than by the beauty of Yosemite… this is as good as it gets.”

Hill strives for an incomparable guest experience: “Seamless guest service and genuine hospitality are the epitome of luxury. I’m excited to be at a property where I can truly implement those ideals.” Hill adds, “an outstanding culinary experience truly distinguishes a great hotel from the rest.” Alexander’s, the destination restaurant at Timber Cove Inn, is destined for further greatness under Hill’s leadership.

Robert Olson, president of R.D. Olson Development and the owner of Timber Cove Inn is a successful real estate and hotel developer, and he knew he needed someone exceptional to bring this independent property to the next level. “Keith’s background in hospitality management is impressive and he shares my vision to set new standards for guest service on the Sonoma Coast.”

About Timber Cove Inn
Located cliffside on California’s breathtaking and rugged Sonoma Coast, Timber Cove Inn is known for its unspoiled peaceful location and ocean view rooms. Boasting 50 unique guest rooms, Timber Cove Inn also offers the Ansel Adams meeting room, abundant space for weddings and events, and the intimate dining room and bar, Alexander’s.  The restaurant features indoor and outdoor ocean view dining experiences and places a strong focus on celebrating the local culinary bounty and wines of Sonoma County. A Timber Cove Inn escape starts with the journey to the coast, where travelers are treated to winding sea and cove views, with a variety of food and wine experiences available along the way. Timber Cove Inn’s new ownership and management are dedicated to providing the best hospitality experience and service on the Sonoma Coast. For more information or reservations:, or 707.847.3231.

Brian Garrido / Grace Emery
Burditch Marketing Communications /


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Also See: R.D. Olson Development Completes Acquisition of the Timber Cove Inn on the Northern California Coast; Plans Complete Refurbishment, Appoints Pacifica Hotel Company as Manager / August 2008

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