Catering Director at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Sets the Scene for Weddings and Events

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Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California has announced a promising new catering director. Hoagland's experience has gained him the reputation of delivering perfect weddings and events.

Vice President of Marketing Kathy Van Vechten is pleased to announce Douglas Hoagland as director of catering and conference services for Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the luxury resort is situated along the California coastline in Palos Verdes. The 582-room property is scheduled to open in June 2009.

Promising to be one of the most sought-after special event and wedding locations in Southern California, Terranea set out to hire one of the best in the wedding and catering business.
"Douglas has the expertise and the panache to not only introduce the unique aspects of Terranea to the social community, but to ensure that every event is executed with his personal touch of grace and style," says Van Vechten.

Hailing from the renowned Beverly Hills Hotel, Hoagland brings with him a reputation for delivering exactly the kind of event that a client envisions. And the dramatic, oceanfront Palos Verdes setting of the new Terranea Resort will help him to further accomplish this goal. Arguably the only luxury resort destination to grace the Los Angeles coast, Terranea's architecture and design aim to complement its greatest natural asset - the Pacific. All elements of the Resort will embrace radiant ocean views setting the stage for beautiful weddings in Palos Verdes.

"We adore working with Douglas and owe so much of the success of our events to his overwhelming support, efficiency, sense of humor and professionalism," said Diane Levine and Alyson Fox of Levine Fox Events, Inc. in Los Angeles.

Hoagland's event catering and conference service experience includes overseeing major convention properties such as the Omni Shoreham, Washington DC to openings at both the Omni Interlocken Resort in Denver and the Westin St. John Resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a Restaurant Hotel Management graduate of Purdue University.

About Terranea
Terranea Resort is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. The property boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 20 bungalows and 32 suites. Also available are 50 ocean front casitas and 32 detached ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more intimate setting.

Offering over 138,000 square feet of exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and boasting function rooms with spectacular ocean view settings, Terranea is the new choice for meeting planners, and with a clear commitment to the neighbor communities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the county of Los Angeles, will become a welcome refuge for romantic Palos Verdes weddings and spectacular social events.

Terranea will be home to a nine-hole par three golf course and The Spa at Terranea, a 25,000 square-foot spa with 24 treatments rooms, a salon and a fitness facility. The property includes three unique swimming pools, one with children's play area and a 140-foot waterslide.

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