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Industry leader to oversee newest Destination Hotels & Resorts property in San Diego

David Hall has been named general manager of Paradise Point Resort & Spa, the newest addition to Destination Hotels & Resorts’ collection of luxury properties in Southern California.  With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Hall will oversee the 44-acre private island resort located in San Diego beginning this month.  “Paradise Point holds a warm place in the hearts of so many.  I am proud to be part of this San Diego treasure.  I look forward to enriching the legacy of this great resort over the next several years,” Hall said.


The industry leader most recently worked as general manager at InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, where he played a key role in the debut of the $200 million, 556-room development. Hall played an integral role in designing and directing plans for the property’s expansive art gallery, three restaurants and live entertainment venue. Under Hall’s management, the hotel was ranked second in customer service of InterContinental North America during its first year of business.

Hall’s extensive hospitality background has also assisted him in serving as general manager of Chicago City Centre Hotel, Westin Atlanta Airport, and Crowne Plaza’s Atlanta Airport and Atlanta Northwest locations, totaling more than 15 years of experience in the position.  Named “Hotelier of the Year” by the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association in 2001, he has also served on the Board of Directors for both the Chicago and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureaus. “David has a proven track record in helping properties successfully build a creative and inspirational vision for long-term success,” said Michael J. Slosser, Vice President & Managing Director for Destination Hotels & Resorts. “Paradise Point brings a fresh and diverse personality to our Southern California Collection, and David’s expertise will empower the resort to evolve into the iconic and respected property Destination Hotels & Resorts is recognized for.”

Paradise Point is a 462-room bungalow-style resort set on Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Established in 1962 by famous Hollywood Director Jack Skirball, this island getaway features over one-mile of sandy beach encircling the resort, five swimming pools, a freshwater lake and tranquil lagoon. Among the resort’s various amenities are a luxurious Asian-themed spa, two dining venues, an 18-hole putting golf course, fitness center, and private marina equipped with sailboats, jet skis, kayaks and more. Secluded yet centrally located, the resort is just minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country with 34 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for Destination Hotels & Resorts is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.  Opened in 2009, the 102-acre ocean front resort features a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe.  Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit

Media Contact:

Hilary Townsend
Townsend PR
(760) 333 - 3385

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