Lisa Ann Ray Tapped By The Grand Del Mar by xyd32971

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                        Lisa Ann Ray Tapped By The Grand Del Mar
                                As National Sales Manager


       SAN DIEGO, CA (January 23, 2006) – The Grand Del Mar, a luxury 261-room resort
and spa slated to open in Spring of 2007, has appointed Lisa Ann Ray as national sales manager.
       According to Rob Stirling, the resort’s director of sales and marketing, Ray will handle
the incentive group sales market, as well as the financial and insurance markets in her new
position.
       A hospitality industry veteran who climbed the ranks from hotel front office operations to
hotel group sales, Ray was most recently a national sales manager at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
in La Jolla, CA. She has also worked as a national sales manager for Washington Court Hotel on
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC and L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa in Del Mar, CA. Ray is a
member of Financial Insurance Conference Planners (FICP).
       A resident of North San Diego, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Tennessee
State University in Johnson City, Tenn.


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                              GRAND DEL MAR HIRES NATIONAL SALES MANAGER -- 2


       Situated on 24 lush acres amidst the striking fairways of The Grand Golf Club in North
San Diego County, The Grand Del Mar – owned and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts – is
slated to open in Spring of 2007. When complete, the luxury resort will feature: 261 beautifully
appointed guestrooms; an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; two outdoor,
lighted tennis courts; a 21,000-square-foot full-service spa; four swimming pools; regional
dining, including a signature restaurant perched overlooking the fairways; and more than 30,000
square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space.
       For more information, call 858-350-7600; or visit the visit the website at
www.TheGrandDelMar.com.
       Founded in 1970 by Douglas F. Manchester, Manchester Financial Group, the parent
company of Manchester Grand Resorts, has designed, developed and managed high quality
commercial properties in 11 states throughout the Western United States, with a focus on San
Diego County.
       Since its inception, Manchester Financial Group has played an integral role in the
dramatic metamorphosis of San Diego’s urban landscape, developing such landmark properties
as the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the First National
Bank Building and the Torrey Financial Building. The company also owns and operates
Whitetail Club on Payette Lake in the secluded town of McCall, Idaho.
       Manchester Grand Resorts is headquartered at One Market Place, 33rd Floor, San Diego,
CA 92101. For more information call (619) 231-3800, or visit the website at
www.ManchesterFinancialGroup.com.


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