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Summer Shoemaker Joins Southern California Seaside Resort

SAN DIEGO – L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, has tapped Summer Shoemaker as director of operations for the 121-room seaside resort located just north of San Diego.

In her new position, Shoemaker will oversee guest services, culinary operations, spa and housekeeping operations and report directly to L’Auberge Del Mar's general manager Terry Buchholz. “We are thrilled to have Summer join our team,” said Buchholz. “She is an experienced hotel and event operations professional whose experience and passion for the hotel industry will be instrumental to our day-to-day operations.” Shoemaker spent over 10 years with Estancia Hotel and Spa in La Jolla, where she started out as a senior conferences services manager. During her tenure there, she oversaw the event management department – including support staff and service management team – as well as managed all operational planning for and execution of group programs. She began her hospitality career as an assistant front desk manager with Embassy Suites in downtown San Diego where she was promoted to catering sales manager. Shoemaker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in recreation administration, with a resort management emphasis, from Humboldt State University.

About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. Part of the Destination Hotels collection, this intimate hotel presents 121 recently refurbished guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit or

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts, and residences across the United States. Offering authentically immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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