GENERAL MANAGER, WALDORF ASTORIA, MONARCH BEACH
WHY: Oversees second California location for luxury hotel brand in Dana Point, previously the Monarch Beach Resort before nearly $500M sale and subsequent rebranding. Three decade hospitality career includes decade-long leadership stint at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.
IN THE NEWS: Implemented extensive, $20M revamp of 400 hotel rooms and other spaces.
NOTABLE: 800K-square-foot property counts 550 employees and 110K square feet of meeting space, the fourth most of all OC hotels.