Auberge du Soleil Appoints Renée RIsch Director of Sales & Marketing

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Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s iconic luxury hotel and the flagship property of Auberge Resorts Collection, today announced the appointment of Renée Risch as Director of Sales and Marketing. Risch, a respected hospitality marketing executive, will oversee all leisure, catering and event sales, in addition to marketing and communications, for the ultra-luxury boutique hotel and spa – the only Forbes Five Star-rated property in Napa Valley – and its Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s iconic luxury hotel and the flagship property of Auberge Resorts Collection, today announced the appointment of Renée Risch as Director of Sales and Marketing. Risch, a respected hospitality marketing executive, will oversee all leisure, catering and event sales, in addition to marketing and communications, for the ultra-luxury boutique hotel and spa – the only Forbes Five Star-rated property in Napa Valley – and its Michelin-starred restaurant.

Risch brings demonstrated expertise in hotel sales and marketing, complemented by a deep knowledge of Napa Valley, to her new role at Auberge du Soleil. Most recently, she spent eight years at Solage Hotels & Resorts, Napa Valley, as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, responsible for all group and leisure sales, corporate and resort branding, marketing and club membership. At Meadowood Napa Valley, prior to that, she served as Director of Membership, overseeing membership sales, marketing and events and serving as community ambassador.

Earlier in her career, Risch held a variety of sales, marketing and business-development positions in Silicon Valley with blue-chip brands such as Adobe and a range of high-tech start-ups, in addition to launching her own public relations and marketing agency.
She is a graduate of California State University – Chico.

Inspired by the rustic sophistication of the South of France, Auberge du Soleil began as the vision of French restaurateur Claude Rouas. Perched on the slope of Rutherford Hill overlooking Napa Valley, the Auberge first opened as a destination restaurant. Guest accommodations were added in1985, a collection of 50 sun- and earth-toned maisons, each featuring spacious private terraces and panoramic views of olive groves and the vine-studded valley. A design icon from the moment it opened, the Auberge featured original interiors by influential American designer Michael Taylor. All guest rooms and public spaces have since been extensively updated by San Francisco interior designer Suzanne Tucker, Taylor’s former protégé. Auberge du Soleil hotel continues to receive the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discerning guests and the media. The hotel is perennially ranked one of the World’s Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and other influential publications, and the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is a perennial Michelin Star winner. Auberge du Soleil is a member of Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious collection of small luxury hotels and restaurants in the world.

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge du Soleil is the flagship of Auberge Resorts Collection, which owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore.; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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