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Terranea Resort Announces New Key Executive Hire Sezin Kutlu Named Senior Director of Revenue Strategy

TERRANEA RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW KEY EXECUTIVE HIRE

(December 11, 2018) — Terranea Resort announces the hire of hospitality industry veteran Sezin Kutlu as Senior Director of Revenue Strategy. 

Kutlu brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of revenue strategy, reservations and operations from her six-year tenure at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, as Director of Revenue Management. Under her leadership, the hotel increased market position, maintaining growth each year; Kutlu also received the 2011 Global Leadership Recognition Award, Revenue Management Achievement for the Europe/Middle East markets during her time with the company. Prior to joining Ritz Carlton, Kutlu held Director of Revenue Management and Reservations Manager positions at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia and was the Reservations Assistant Manager at the Four Seasons in Chicago. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Sezin to the Terranea team,” says Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Revenue Agnelo Fernandes. “She is an astute business person who is very strategy oriented, an expert in revenue management systems, and has a keen understanding of the luxury segment.” 

Since moving to Southern California in 2017, Kutlu has lent her expertise in revenue management to both the Langham Huntington Hotel and Montage Laguna Beach. Hailing from Turkey, Kutlu holds a BA from the College of Tourism Administration and Hotel Management at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey; and completed the Revenue Management Certification Program at Cornell University in New York.

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 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, farm-to-table 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; 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 newly created 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, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four-Star property, 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. 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. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.