Evans Hotels has announced the appointment of Dan Fullen as General Manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, a new luxury hotel, golf resort and spa scheduled to open in La Jolla, Calif., in April 2002. Fullen will oversee all operations at the 175-room property, its two gourmet restaurants, full-service spa and comprehensive meeting and banquet facilities.
“We`re honored to have Dan at the helm of The Lodge at Torrey Pines,” said William L. Evans, Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Evans Hotels, owner of The Lodge at Torrey Pines and four other area properties. “His expertise and exceptional qualifications will be vital as we usher in this new concept of luxury resort, where the old blends with the ultra-modern to produce a seamless experience of warmth and comfort.”
Mr. Fullen brings more than 25 years of experience from some of the West Coast`s most notable luxury properties. Previously, he spent six years as General Manager at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, Calif., another Evans Hotels property. He first joined the Evans Hotels family in 1993 as Corporate Food & Beverage Director for Evans Hotels. His prior experience includes tenures as Food & Beverage Director at The Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Wash., Food & Beverage Director at The Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, Calif., and Food & Beverage Manager at The Remington on Post Oak Park in Houston and The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.
Mr. Fullen completed his undergraduate education at the University of Cincinnati and earned his M.P.S. from Cornell University`s School of Hotel Administration.
“I`m thrilled to be a part of this exciting new resort, which will certainly be the jewel in the crown of Evans Hotels,” said Mr. Fullen. “Our objective is to distinguish The Lodge at Torrey Pines from other resorts by offering hotel guests an unsurpassed sense of luxury, and an unparalleled array of amenities, backed by our proximity to the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines State Reserve, two of La Jolla`s most treasured attractions.”
Scheduled to open in April 2002, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene`s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, Calif., two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge will feature 175 spacious guest rooms and suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants, including a signature dining room serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is walking distance of Torrey Pines State Reserve. For reservations call toll-free 888-826-0224. For further information on The Lodge call 858-453-4420 or visit www.lodgetorreypines.com.