L'Auberge Del Mar Names New Director of Catering

SAN DIEGO, CA. August 28, 2017 - Event and catering industry veteran Robin Naluai has been named director of catering for L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, the popular seaside resort located just north of San Diego.

In her new position, Naluai will oversee the resort’s increasingly busy catering department, which offers more than 16,500 square feet of recently refurbished indoor and outdoor meeting space – servicing corporate events, weddings and parties of up to 200.

“Robin is an exceptional addition to our team,” said Terry Buchholz, general manager for the 121-room resort. “She has worked at some of the region’s busiest and most successful hotels and convention centers and has expertise in many facets of event catering, conference services and management.”

Naluai was most recently the director of catering at north San Diego County’s The Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, where she oversaw all catering and event activity for the 215-room ocean view property and was named its 2016 “Manager of the Year.” Prior to that, she was catering sales manager for Omni La Costa Resort & Spa where she assisted with all catering activities as well as cultivated business for the renowned 600-room luxury resort with spa, golf, membership and retail outlets. She was event sales manager for Kualoa Ranch Hawaii, overseeing all event venues as well as weddings, social events and corporate groups for this a 400-acre private nature reserve on Oahu.

Raised in Hawaii, Naluai worked as a general manager at various Honolulu restaurants. She studied travel industry management at the University of Hawaii and is affiliated with Meetings Professional International (MPI), Association of Bridal Consultants and NACE International.

About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this intimate hotel presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com or www.DestinationHotels.com.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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