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Terranea Resort Announces Troy Woods Named New Sales Director

Monday, March 27, 2023

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (March 27, 2023) - Terranea Resort - a luxury 582-room oceanfront resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula - has named longtime hospitality industry veteran Troy Wood, CMP, its new director of sales. In his new position, Wood takes charge of developing, overseeing and coordinating all sales initiatives for the acclaimed Mediterranean-style resort, a premier meeting and event destination for executive board retreats, high-level corporate meetings, exclusive events and other professional activities.

The 102-acre resort encompasses world-class accommodations, The Links at Terranea, an award-winning spa, eight dining venues and over 135,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor multifunctional spaces in a majestic oceanfront setting. With the capacity to host receptions up to 1,500 guests, Terranea offers a plush 18,000-square-foot main ballroom, a smaller ballroom, 33 meeting rooms, executive board rooms and hospitality suites overlooking the vivid blues of the Pacific Ocean. Lush gardens and manicured oceanfront lawns complete the wide-ranging event offerings.

"Terranea Resort is truly a special place unlike any other," said Wood. "I am thrilled to join the team in providing elevated experiences combined with superior levels of service to our guests and clientele."

Most recently the director of sales at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa - a luxury golf resort in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego - Wood is now a key member of Terranea's dynamic sales and marketing team. According to Ralph Grippo, president of Terranea, Wood is a vital addition to the resort's executive team. "With a full range of industry experience, especially in the luxury golf resort arena, Troy is a dynamic sales leader. He will play an essential role as we work to further Terranea's growing reputation as Southern California's premier oceanfront destination resort and a top dominating performer within the group and business sectors."

With more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience, Wood had a long tenure with Hyatt and was director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico and assistant area director of sales at Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio in Texas. His extensive experience also included working as director of catering and events at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and as director of catering and convention services for the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.

A certified meeting professional, Wood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and studied hospitality management at César Ritz Colleges in Le Bouveret, Switzerland.

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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 CondeĢ 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 www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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