LOS ANGELES - Napa Valley’s premier luxury destinations, The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort, have announced the appointment of industry veterans David Ryan as managing director and David Burt as area director of sales. Helping to lead these resorts into the new decade, Ryan and Burt will bring a fresh perspective on luxury travel to California’s pristine wine region.
“Both Ryan and Burt come to the properties with years of luxury experience and we couldn’t be more excited to have them join the team,” said President and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Hospitality Group, Paul McCormick. “They embody our motto of ‘We are Napa’ and will continue to propel us forward as we grow these two brands throughout 2020.”
David Ryan - Managing Director, The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort
With over 30 years of experience in the world of hospitality, Ryan was most recently the general manager of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. Having worked in six countries and throughout the United States, Ryan has opened five hotels and two luxury condominiums, while holding senior roles with iconic brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Sofitel and Hyatt. In his new role, he will oversee and provide strategic leadership for The Meritage Resort and Spa, Vista Collina Resort and Vino Bello Resort business operations.
David Burt - Area Director of Sales, The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort
Having lived and worked in over 17 hotels around the world, Burt comes to The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort with several years of sales experience, most recently at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, where he was the director of sales and marketing. Prior to that, Burt spent time with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, working in both sales and as general manager at properties in San Francisco, Sonoma and Beijing. In his new role, Burt will lead the sales team as the area director of sales, bringing new business opportunities to the properties.
The Meritage Resort and Spa offers 322 guestrooms, suites and luxury retreats while Vista Collina Resort boasts 145 Tuscan-inspired guest rooms, including 39 suites with fully-equipped kitchens. Both properties offer a combined 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including The Village, a unique Wine Country experience with nine tasting rooms featuring local boutique wine, as well as a brewery, onsite provisions outpost Fivetown Grocery, a Food & Wine Center and an expansive 16,000-square-foot event lawn. At The Meritage Resort and Spa, the newly opened Olive & Hay restaurant is a casual yet refined Tuscan-inspired restaurant which reflects the best of the season’s offerings alongside generous selection of hand-picked, award-winning Napa Valley wines.