Mastrangelo Appointed Director of Group Sales at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Rocco Mastrangelo has been named Director of Group Sales for the 396-room ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel announced Director of Sales & Marketing Shannon Gilbert.

We are proud to welcome Rocco to the sales team.

Rocco Mastrangelo has been named Director of Group Sales for the 396-room ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel announced Director of Sales & Marketing Shannon Gilbert. Mastrangelo will be responsible for the resort’s group sales efforts.

“We are proud to welcome Rocco to the sales team. Given his extensive experience in both hospitality sales and finance, we know he will have an immediate impact at the property, driving the sales efforts while having a keen eye on the resort’s financial successes,” said Gilbert. “I look forward to his contributions to the resort and Ritz-Carlton.” added Gilbert.

With more than 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Rocco most recently served as Director of Group Sales for The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Prior to his positions in sales, Rocco served as Assistant Director of Finance in Key Biscayne. His finance experience also included Assistant Director of Finance at the Kaua’i Marriott Resort and Staff Accountant for Marriott International Lodging.

Rocco earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business. He will be relocating to the Southern California area with his wife, Michell, and two sons, Matteo and Leo.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet function space. With eighteen unique meeting rooms, the resort can accommodate gatherings ranging in size from ten to 700. The Pacific Promenade is a stand-alone ballroom that offers guests sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and 5,400 square feet of unobstructed space. The resort’s indoor meeting space is complemented by nearly 54,000 square feet of incredible outdoor space featuring garden courtyards, pool terraces, and expansive lawns with memorable views of the Pacific Ocean. Visit for additional information.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach. The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 30th year, the longest in California. For additional information or reservations at the resort call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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