SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 16, 2017) – Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Phillips to director of sales & catering. Phillips brings more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel sales industry to the position, having previously been the director of leisure sales at Rancho Valencia for the last three years, and holding numerous leadership roles prior to joining the Rancho Valencia family in 2013.
Phillips began his journey in the hospitality industry as golf sales manager at Four Seasons Aviara Golf Club following his graduation from California State University-Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. After ten years at Four Seasons Aviara, Phillips joined KSL Resorts as director of travel industry sales for La Costa Resort and Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club and Grand Wailea Resort & Spa.
Leading his team with expertise and a gregarious attitude, Phillips will now oversee group & leisure sales, catering and conference services, and the marketing department. Rancho Valencia is happy to see Phillips grow as an executive team member and looks forward to linking the initiatives of the sales, catering, and marketing departments to all facets of the property.