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Terranea Resort Names Mark Adams Director of Sales

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Mark Adams has been appointed the new director of sales at Terranea Resort, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort. In his new role, Adams will be responsible for leading the sales team toward creating extraordinary moments, overseeing business development and providing strategic direction for the department.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to the Terranea team,” said Agnelo A. Fernandes, vice president of sales and marketing. “He has a demonstrated track record in building and sustaining successful sales teams and leading them towards achieving booking goals. His experience and expertise is a valued asset and will be a great contributor to Terranea’s ongoing success.”

Adams previously held several leadership positions with Marriott, most recently as director of group sales at the Anaheim Marriott and prior to this, director of account sales at The Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts Collection.  During his career in the sales and hospitality industry, Adams has also served as vice president of sales for the Long Beach Conventions and Visitors Bureau and director of National Accounts for Marriott International Global Sales Organization. He began his career in convention services and worked in a number of positions within the hospitality industry before finding his calling in sales at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington, D.C.

"I’m honored to join the sales team at Terranea," said Adams. "I kept a close eye on the property throughout its development and look forward to representing the premier Southern California resort as it continues to grow and evolve as an iconic destination for travelers."

Adams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. During his highly decorated career with Marriott, Adams was a multiple-winner of the Golden Circle Chairman’s Award, Sales Leadership Award, Sales Recognition Award and Sales Intensity Award. In addition to his professional achievements, Adams is a member of the Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). He also devotes time to serving Habitat for Humanity.

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About Terranea Resort

Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious 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 and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook

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