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Terranea Resort Announces New Vice President Of Finance

Thursday, September 07, 2023
A Man Standing In Front Of A Body Of Water

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA. (September 7, 2023) - Adding to its growing team of accomplished hospitality executives, Terranea Resort - a luxury, 582-room oceanfront resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula - has named Robert Austin, a skillful executive with a more than 30-year background in the luxury hospitality sector, its new vice president of finance.

According to Ralph Grippo, president of Terranea, in his new position Austin will play a critical role in the creation, execution and refinement of the resort's core financial strategies including maximizing profitability and working toward Terranea's common goals and successes. "Rob will, no doubt, be an integral part of our team. His hire completes our newly revamped executive team representing some of the most respected professionals in this industry," he said. "With outstanding experience in a range of luxury hotels, he is a driven and dynamic leader with a vision for excellence.

Austin has over three decades of experience in hospitality finance and accounting in the luxury hotel arena and was most recently the regional director of finance and business support for Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel. He was area director of finance for Pacific Hospitality Group, director of finance at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, director of finance at The Langham Huntington and the director of finance and accounting at several luxury InterContinental hotels, including the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco.

Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bryant College in Rhode Island.

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. Terranea is passionate about its employees and their well-being and guides its hiring and employee retention practices on its "Terranea Together" approach. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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