Timber Cove Appoints Caroline Appel as General Manager and Liana Elghazi as Director of Sales

JENNER, CA. September 14, 2017 – Timber Cove, the nationally acclaimed Sonoma Coast resort located off California’s Highway 1, announces two new additions to its expanding team; General Manager Caroline Appel and Director of Sales Liana Elghazi.

The combined experience Appel and Elghazi bring to Timber Cove spans across some of the most celebrated hotel properties and hospitality brands, bringing a new level of knowledge and skill to the boutique hotel’s leadership team.

Jens Von Gierke, Co-Owner of Timber Cove notes, “We are excited to welcome Caroline and Liana to our award-winning property and look forward to the future of Timber Cove under this new leadership talent.”

Caroline Appel, General Manager

Caroline Appel, a German national, brings over 20 years of hospitality management experience to her new position as General Manager at Timber Cove. Caroline has worked in luxury resorts and lifestyle boutique hotels in Puerto Rico, Miami and Los Angeles. She was part of the opening team of the Ritz Carlton Hotel & Spa in San Juan, Puerto Rico and The JW Marriott in Miami, Florida. With her background in F&B and Sales & Marketing, she brings her creativity, passion and attention to detail to Timber Cove.

Liana Elghazi, Director of Sales

A California native with over seven years’ experience, Liana Elghazi has held sales positions at various hotels including the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot and the Marina del Rey Hotel in Marina del Rey, California. She is well known for her work ethic, positive attitude, teamwork mentality, diligence, and attention to detail. Liana is a Marriott Certified Wedding Planner and received a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

About Timber Cove

Situated on a dramatic bluff high above the Pacific Ocean lies the iconic, yet reimagined Timber Cove. Nestled among 25 acres of beautiful Sonoma coastline, Timber Cove is where the redwoods meet the sea. The hotel features 46 newly designed guest rooms, including eight premium suites, offering a variety of ocean, coastline and forest views. The new Timber Cove retains the famous architecture and artisan features of this 1960's legend while bestowing all the comforts and amenities of a brand-new hotel. Coast Kitchen, Timber Cove’s restaurant, features fresh, seasonal fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Timber Cove is a Conde Nast Traveler 2017 Hot List winner, Sunset Magazine ’s Best of the West 2017 Travel Awards winner and winner of AFAR’s Where To Go In 2017. Visit www.timbercoveresort.com or www.coastkitchensonoma.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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