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Terranea Resort Hosts Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Local Students Take Part in American Hotel and Lodging Association’s National Campaign

Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, hosted local high school students in conjunction with American Hotel and Lodging Association’s National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Feb. 2, 2015.


The national campaign’s goal is to give young people a new perspective on their studies through hands-on learning and a one-day mentoring experiences. Students were paired with a mentor to "shadow" throughout the day to experience how the skills they learn in the classroom can be applied to the real world. The event also provides an opportunity to introduce future employees to the vast array of careers available in the lodging industry.


“We are grateful for the opportunity to share our passion and insight with these future hospitality associates,” said Terri A. Haack, President of Terranea Resort. “We look forward to participating in this annual program again next year.”


Four local high school students participated including; Dorie Weller and Hannah Stapleton from Palos Verdes High School, and Adrian Clarke and Naomi Fosnaugh from Peninsula High School. Students had the opportunity to participate in Terranea’s orientation program and to spend quality time shadowing members of the Terranea team.  They were able to watch, learn, participate and consider whether a career in hospitality was in their future. The foursome spent the day in various departments ranging from food and beverage, catering and banquets, sales and marketing, human resources, spa and wellness, and guest services.


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About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Opened June 2009, Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2014. Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar’sel; Nelson’s, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts. A member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property, Terranea Resort earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013. For additional information about Terranea Resort,, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.


About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 130 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on  Facebook: DestinationHotels.


About American Hotel and Lodging Association

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms. For more information, visit


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