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LA QUINTA, California – September 20, 2017 La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort announces the appointment of Victor Woo as General Manager. Woo will report directly to Area Vice President, Pascal Duchauffour and oversee the iconic resort, known as the original desert hideaway and favorite destination of the Hollywood elite and discerning travelers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have Victor Woo at the helm of the legendary La Quinta Resort & Club,” said Pascal Duchauffour, Vice President of Operations, Luxury Hotels-Americas, Hilton. “His vast expertise and extensive luxury hospitality experience will be an incredible asset to our desert hideaway and we are looking forward to Woo continuing the iconic resort’s legacy.”

An industry veteran with nearly three decades of hospitality experience, ranging from boutique and urban hotels to luxury resorts, Woo most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of The Bay Club Company, where he led overall operations, membership sales and revenue generation for 14 clubs in Northern California. Prior to that, Woo served as Vice President and General Manager of Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. A key member of the opening team for the Palm Springs area resort, Woo transitioned the 444-room resort from a mid-tier property to a four-star luxury KSL Resort. Woo’s extensive career also includes management and executive level positions at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Claremont Resort & Spa in San Francisco, Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, InterContinental Hotel Chicago and InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

“I am delighted to join the award-winning team at La Quinta Resort & Club, a property that boasts a rich history and an unmatched level of sophistication and elegance in the California desert,” said Victor Woo, General Manager, La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. “I look forward to returning to the desert community and continuing La Quinta Resort’s legacy as one of the most notable properties in the Palm Springs area.”

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Woo got his first taste of the hospitality industry from his parents who operated a popular family restaurant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of San Francisco and speaks Cantonese.

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About La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is the original desert hideaway, and one of the premier greater Palm Springs resorts, set on 45 lush acres of vibrantly-colored gardens and pathways located at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Offering personal refuge to Hollywood’s elite and world travelers, the iconic resort features 620 elegantly-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas, the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta, nearly 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas, the Mountain and Dunes resort golf courses, 23 tennis courts and seven dining options including fine dining at the award winning Morgan’s in the desert – a showcase of contemporary American cuisine inspired by the bounty of Coachella Valley.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at

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