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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. 3, 2016.


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.


“Job Shadow Day provides a wonderful opportunity to share our passion and insight with local students in our community,” said Terri A. Haack, President of Terranea Resort. “We look forward to participating in this program each year and creating relationships with these future hospitality associates.”


Five local high school students participated including; Julia Hitzel, Alexandra Markese and Brian Kaufman from Palos Verdes High School, and Holden Dahlerbruch and Lily Judge 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 participants spent the day in various departments ranging from food and beverage, catering and banquets, sales and marketing, human resources, and guest services.


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About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort with 102-acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and offers 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; four 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. Terranea is proud of its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, a Sea Salt Conservatory and more. As well, 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 and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards and Gold List. The resort also received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's Best U.S. Hotels list. For additional information about Terranea Resort,, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is the leading operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 20 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 110 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based investment, development and real estate firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, 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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