SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 29, 2017) – Paradise Point Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel, is pleased to announce the new hires of Richard N. McLennan, managing director; David Doyle, director of operations; and Chris Niles, director of revenue strategy, to the leadership team of the Mission Bay resort.
In McLennan’s new role as managing director, he will be responsible for the overall operations of the 44-acre island hotel, while continuing to bring exceptional guest services. He brings 40 years of hospitality management experience from resorts and hotels located throughout the country such as, Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif., The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. and The St. Regis Aspen in Colorado. Most recently, he was the managing director for six years at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont where he managed year over year growth, for five consecutive years. In addition to his various managerial positions, McLennan has been involved in a number of industry associations – Colorado Lodging Association, Squaw Valley Institute, Aspen Art Museum and Historical Hotels of America and more.
“After being in Vermont for the last six years, I am thrilled to be back on the West Coast in America’s finest city,” said Managing Director, Richard McLennan. “We look forward to taking San Diego’s Island Resort to the next level."
Additionally, Doyle brings almost two decades of experience in the hospitality industry to his new role as director of operations at Paradise Point. Throughout the years, Doyle gained extensive know-how owning positions among hotels and resorts including The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Mass., The Plaza Hotel in New York, N.Y., Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, Ill., Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in Chicago, Ill. and more. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Food and Beverage at Hotel del Coronado. While at Paradise Point, Doyle currently holds the responsibility overseeing all operational departments, including food and beverage, guest services, spa and housekeeping. Doyle looks forward to continuing to put practices into place that will elevate Paradise Point.
As Director of Revenue Strategy, Niles joins the stellar new team adding both his strong background in hospitality and finance. In his new role at Paradise Point, Niles will oversee both the reservations department and revenue optimization department, where he will forecast, maintain the budget and develop expert revenue strategies. Previously he held similar positions in the realm of revenue expertise as area director of revenue for four Chicago-area Commune Hotels & Resorts, director of revenue for Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, Ill., regional director of revenue for Hostmark Hospitality Group, Schaumburg, Ill. and more. Throughout his career, he’s overseen revenue management teams, developed internal strategies, analyzed markets, and has assisted in planning, forecasting and developing budgets.
“We’re excited to have this outstanding team of experienced leaders bring their passion and drive to Paradise Point to further make the property a go-to coastal destination for guests and locals a like,” says Lindsey Amador, director of sales and marketing.
McLennan, Doyle, and Niles make up a dynamic trio and are pleased to be the force behind Paradise Point’s executive team. With years of combined hospitality, business and management experience, the team is poised to represent Paradise Point Resort & Spa, signature restaurant, Tidal, and each of the properties excellent waterfront amenities.
Whether the occasion calls for a special, romantic dinner for two overlooking the glittering, moonlit Mission Bay or an island-inspired casual restaurant for the whole family, Paradise Point offers diverse dining options for San Diego locals and guests of our Mission Bay resort. Enjoy our signature beach restaurant Tidal, a laid-back dining experience at the waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill, or quick eats at the poolside Tropics Cantina or Caveman Pizza Company.
Nestled in the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds Paradise Point's island resort is a premier spa vacation destination where exotic rituals from islands around the world and local San Diego influences collide. The result is The Spa at Paradise Point - an intimate and inviting San Diego day spa sanctuary voted one of the top 100 U.S. resort spas by Condé Nast Traveler.
With the backdrop of a lush oasis, exotic treatment rooms, and cooling sea breezes, the professionally trained spa therapists will lull you into a sense of well-being and relaxation.