(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; September 12, 2018)—Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, announces the appointment of a new executive team member as the resort heads toward its 10-year anniversary in 2019.

Rodrigo Ibanez has been named Director of Operations for the 102-acre oceanfront resort. In his role at Terranea Resort, Ibanez will oversee the Front Office, Guest Services, Housekeeping, Laundry, Loss Prevention, Golf, Spa, and Retail teams. Ibanez was part of Terranea’s pre-opening team in 2009, and went on to oversee the Front Office team before eventually taking on the Director of Rooms position. Ibanez returns to the iconic Southern California destination after most recently leading the Rooms division at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas from April 2016-August 2018. He has over 10 years in Rooms Division leadership roles throughout different brands and companies, including the Omni Los Angeles, the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ, and the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Ibanez received a degree in Hotel Management and Hospitality from the International Buenos Aires Hotel and Restaurant School.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rodrigo Ibanez as the new Director of Operations here at Terranea,” says Terri A. Haack, president of Terranea Resort. “He was an integral part of the resort from its beginnings, successfully helping to open the resort in the Housekeeping department, and we are thrilled to welcome him back.”