Becky Walnoha named Vice President of People Services & Brian Javellana named Vice President of Finance
(September 15, 2020) — Terranea Resort is pleased to announce the hiring of hospitality industry veterans Becky Walnoha as Vice President of People Services and Brian Javellana as Vice President of Finance.
“We are very pleased to have Becky join our team as Vice President of People Services,” says Terri A. Haack, President of Terranea Resort. “She is an integral part of our Strategy Committee and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to further enhance our commitment to promoting the company’s TerraneaPROUD workplace culture, engaging and developing our talented associates, and empowering our dedicated and diverse team.”
Prior to joining Terranea Resort, Becky Walnoha held the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of managed properties, leading the human resources function in support of the company’s growing managed hotel organization for approximately 400 hotels in North America. Before joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, she served as Vice President of Human Resources services for Loews Hotels and Resorts. In addition, Walnoha has also held various property-level and corporate-based human resources leadership roles at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration, and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.
Terranea Resort also adds a new Vice President of Finance, Brian Javellana. Javellana joins Terranea with an extensive finance background within the luxury and hospitality sector. Prior to joining Terranea, he served as Vice President of Finance for Proper Hospitality where he was responsible for all finance operations at eight managed hotels. Before joining Proper Hospitality, Javellana held several finance leadership roles at Ritz Carlton Hotels in Laguna Niguel, Marina del Rey, and Half Moon Bay, as well as the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. Javellana holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Finance.
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to our Terranea team,” says Haack. “His experience, determination, and expertise are instrumental assets in our ongoing growth and operating performance as Southern California’s premier luxury resort destination.” Hi-res Images (Credit: Terranea Resort)
About Terranea Resort
Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and proudly celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary in 2019: 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also 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-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, coastal fine dining restaurant mar'sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson's, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; newly opened wellness eatery solviva; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in 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, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the dedicated Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that 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 Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. 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 “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. In 2019, Terranea was designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.