San Diego CA— Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, by Destination Hotels announced that Doug Phillips has joined its team as director of sales and marketing. A longtime hotelier with more than 30 years of experience, Phillips will help lead the repositioning of this historic property in San Diego, Calif. as it embarks on a comprehensive renovation project late next year.
“Doug’s experience in rebranding and repositioning hotels made him an ideal candidate for our team,” said Michael J. Slosser, vice president and area managing director for Destination Hotels. “We are pleased to welcome him and know that his expertise will be invaluable as we plan for the property’s exciting future.”
Phillips comes to San Diego from Seattle where he served as regional director of sales and marketing for Destination Hotels. In this role, he oversaw the successful rebranding of Motif Seattle, a luxury four star hotel that had undergone a three year, three-phase, multi-million dollar renovation. He also provided marketing and sales support to several other area properties including Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, Suncadia, Skamania, Sun River and Valley River Inn. Prior to his role in Seattle, Phillips served as executive assistant manager/sales & marketing director at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif. He held a similar post at the Resort at Squaw Creek and helped to reposition the property as one of California’s premier ski-in-ski-out resorts following a $63 million renovation. Philips background also includes several years working in Hawaii, first at the Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai and then at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawaii Island. Phillips got his start in the industry at the historic Greenbrier Hotel, W.Va.
Phillips holds a degree from California State University East Bay. He is currently a board member for the Northern California Chapter of SITE (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives).
About Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center was acquired on June 1 by a partnership comprised of AECOM Capital, Atlas Hotels, and Lowe Enterprises. Destination Hotels is the operating manager of the 954 room hotel, situated on over 40 acres in the heart of San Diego, America’s Finest City, just minutes from the vibrant nightlife of downtown, sandy beaches, and area attractions. Rich in history, the property offers four restaurants, a bakery, lively lounges, over 223,000 square feet of meeting space, three pools, a fitness center and the Bella Tosca Day Spa and Salon. The adjacent 27-hole championship Riverwalk Golf Course offers preferred tee-times and rates for hotel guests.
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 19 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 130 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based investment, development and real estate firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.