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Terranea Resort Expands Food and Beverage Team with New Appointments

The resort welcomes a Director of Restaurants, Resort Sommelier, and General Manager at signature restaurant mar’sel.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, Terranea, A Destination Hotel, announces three new appointments to its food and beverage team. The resort welcomes a Director of Restaurants, Resort Sommelier, and General Manager at signature restaurant mar’sel. In its fifth year of operation, Terranea has grown into one of the leading resorts in Los Angeles and Southern California, as well as a celebrated dining destination with eight distinct, world-class culinary venues.


“We are delighted to have such experienced and skilled professionals joining our food and beverage team,” said Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. “Their genuine passion and expertise is a tremendous asset for Terranea’s culinary program.”


Aloys Scheer has been appointed as General Manager of mar’sel, Terranea’s signature restaurant. Scheer joins Terranea with nearly 10 years of food and beverage experience within the hospitality industry. He has held positions at several of Southern California’s notable hotels, including the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Beverly Hills, as well as Shutters on the Beach and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. Scheer will be working alongside mar’sel’s new Chef de Cuisine Charles Olalia to continue to position mar’sel as one of the most prominent restaurants in Los Angeles.


Szymon Piechaczek has been appointed to the role of Resort Sommelier. Piechaczek began his career in the food and beverage industry over 25 years ago. He joined Terranea in 2013 and, as the new Resort Sommelier, brings his extensive knowledge and experience with international and domestic wines to the position. Piechaczek will oversee wine selection, partnerships, sales, resort inventory and handle all promotions. He previously held positions at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa and Fred’s at Barneys New York, both in Arizona.


Michael Wildey joined Terranea in 2012, as Food and Beverage Manager of Nelson’s and has recently been promoted to Director of Restaurants. A South Bay native, Wildey has nearly 20 years of food and beverage experience. He spent more than ten years with Chart House Restaurant, quickly moving through the ranks, where he became the company’s youngest Assistant General Manager in Redondo Beach and was later promoted to General Manager at the Malibu location. Wildey also spent time as a Marketing Associate with SYSCO Food Service where he excelled in client service and sales. Now as Terranea’s Director of Restaurants, Wildey will manage special projects and overall operations for all of the resort’s eight dining venues, which include mar’sel, catalina kitchen, bashi, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, Cielo Point, Nelson’s and Spa Café.



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About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Opened June 2009, Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in 2014. Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and 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 three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts. A member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property, Terranea Resort earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.


About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 19 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 130 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based investment, development and real estate firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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