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L'Auberge Del Mar in California Makes Changes to Sales Team

Promoting Robert Harter and Jeffrey Livingston and Hiring Jamie Clave

Del Mar, Calif.- May 15, 2013- L'Auberge Del Mar has announced two promotions and a new hire to its dynamic sales team. The promotions follow the departure of longtime Director of Sales and Marketing Francine Williams, who is starting her own marketing consulting business.

"After 12 years with the property, it's time to turn over the reins and start a new chapter in my career," said Williams. "L'Auberge Del Mar has always been fortunate to attract and maintain a strong sales team, and I have the utmost confidence that the new team will continue this tradition."

Robert Harter
Director of Sales and Marketing
Jeffrey Livingston
Director of Sales
Jamie Clave
Sales Manager

Robert Harter, Director of Sales and Marketing
Robert Harter has been tapped to replace Williams as director of sales and marketing. Formerly the hotel's director of sales, Harter will oversee all marketing, communications and sales activity for the 120-room property. Harter joined L'Auberge Del Mar in 2012 after serving nearly six years as associate director of group sales at La Costa Resort and Spa. Prior to that, Harter spent nine years at Rancho Bernardo Inn working his way up from food and beverage manager to associate director of group sales. Harter has a degree in business administration from San Diego State University.

Jeffrey Livingston, Director of Sales
Jeffrey Livingston has been promoted to director of sales. He was previously associate director of sales and oversaw the San Diego and the Northeast territories. Livingston's background also includes serving as national sales manager for both L'Auberge Del Mar and its former sister property, Estancia La Jolla, where he was recognized as a 2011 President's Club member for top sales. Livingston is a graduate of California State University of Chico with a degree in resort and lodging management.

Jamie Clave, Sales Manager
L'Auberge Del Mar has hired Jamie Clave as sales manager overseeing San Diego and Southwest. Clave joins the hotel from Estancia La Jolla Hotel where she was sales manager. Clave's career history includes sales positions with Hotel Connections, LTD in New York, NY, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Calif. and West Inn & Suites Carlsbad, Calif. Her successful track record has earned her several industry awards including the Pacific Hospitality Group 2012 Full Speed Ahead Award, SITE Southern California Young Leader Scholarship and CH&LA's "Stars of the Industry" - Lodging Property Achievement Award for Guest Relations. She is a graduate of University of California, Davis with degrees in communications and psychology.

About L'Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California's most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant's extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit or


Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing + Communications

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