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Nicholas Untermann Named Resort Manager Of Terranea Resort

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
A Man In A Suit Standing In Front Of A Body Of Water

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA. (July 11, 2023) - Terranea Resort - a luxury 102-acre oceanfront resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula - has named Nicholas Untermann resort manager. Untermann is charged with overseeing all aspects of the world-class resort, including front desk, concierge, valet and housekeeping operations as well as the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa, retail and nine dining venues. He will assist with employee training and coaching, as well as supervise experiential activities throughout the resort, including ocean, land, and art adventures.

According to Ralph Grippo, president of Terranea, Untermann brings an exceptional background in luxury hotel operations to Terranea and has worked at high-profile properties throughout Central and Southern California including Ojai Valley Inn and Bacara Resort & Spa, an ultra-luxury property in Santa Barbara. "Nicholas has an excellent track record in many facets of hotel management - from housekeeping to rooms to front desk management," Grippo added. "He is the right professional to oversee day-to-day hotel operations as we work to further establish Terranea as Southern California's premier oceanfront destination resort."

With more than 10 years of experience in the luxury hotel arena, he has additionally worked in managerial roles at such esteemed hotels as the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel and L'Auberge Del Mar and served as director of beach village operations at the historic Hotel del Coronado.

"We are thrilled Nicholas will assume this important position," Grippo continued. "With a keen focus on the guest experience and operational excellence, he has the credentials and experience to help elevate Terranea's acclaimed service standards and amenities to even higher levels of excellence including our goal of achieving the coveted Forbes Five Star designation."

Untermann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Arizona's Prescott College.

About Terranea Resort

Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier luxury oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened in 2009 and proudly celebrates more than 14 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and luxurious villas. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000-square-foot oceanfront spa, fitness and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 square feet of meeting space; and eight dining venues showcasing its farm-to- Terranea culinary philosophy utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, a Sea Salt Conservatory and more. In addition, the resort's team of expert experience concierge members help guests discover and explore Terranea's rich terrain which includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network and 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 "Best of 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, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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