The Laguna Cliffs Inn in Laguna Beach named Rachel Tejeda general manager.
She had been assistant general manager at The Inn at Laguna Beach, a sister property.
The two hotels are owned by Classic Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties, both in Phoenix.
Grossman is a commercial and residential developer. Classic owns and operates boutique hotels, including several along the California coast.
Classic bought Laguna Cliffs in May from Santa Barbara-based Invest West Financial Corp for $11.2 million.
Tejada will oversee planned renovations at Laguna Cliffs slated to begin this year and conclude in early 2015.