SAN DIEGO (June 29, 2017) – Rancho Bernardo Inn is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Lemon to General Manager of the luxury golf resort and spa in North San Diego. With nearly 20 years of extensive knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry, Lemon will be leading the award-winning property set amid rolling hills and the award-winning Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course.

“We are delighted to have Jamie join Rancho Bernardo Inn,” says Blaise Bartell, Executive Vice-President of Operations of JC Resorts. “His passion for all things hotels is just as contagious as his leadership ethos – that working in hospitality is like working with family. We’re confident Jamie will elevate the guest experience at our iconic property.”

Prior to joining Rancho Bernardo Inn, Lemon spent 17 years with the Loews Hotels & Resorts brand where he quickly rose through the ranks from Director of Food & Beverage to Director of Operations and Hotel Manager. In his time with Loews, Lemon worked in a variety of markets from Santa Monica and Hollywood to Miami, in addition to opening the Loews New Orleans, Orlando, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. In Lemon’s most recent tenure as Hotel Manager at Loews Hollywood Hotel, he led the hotel’s social media initiative, taking the resort from 38th place to 18th place on Trip Advisor’s ranking out of 338 hotels. He also completed a $31 million-dollar renovation and increased Guest Service Index scores year over year.

“It’s a true honor to be General Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn and to become part of the JC Resorts family,” says Jamie Lemon, General Manager of Rancho Bernardo Inn. “I’m excited to lead the team and continue to build on our iconic reputation within the Rancho Bernardo and San Diego communities.”

Lemon was born and raised in Northern Ireland and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism at Napier University in Edinburgh. He moved to the United States in the late 90s where he has settled down with his wife, Heather; son, James; and daughter, Lila. When not overseeing The Inn, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and is a member of the International Court of Sommeliers and former board member of Meals on Wheels.