Stampede: (from left to right) Rob Koscelnik, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach-Dana Point; Mike Spits, founder, Elephant Parade; Bruce Brainerd, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Johnny So, St. Regis Monarch Beach; Jim Samuels, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Stampede: (from left to right) Rob Koscelnik, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach-Dana Point; Mike Spits, founder, Elephant Parade; Bruce Brainerd, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Johnny So, St. Regis Monarch Beach; Jim Samuels, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

It’s been nine years since Johnny So came to the 400-room St...

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