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L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, will kick off 2014 with the promotion of Christina Benson to director of group sales and the addition of Amanda Fietz as national sales manager.

“Both of these women bring a polished professionalism, strong sales acumen and an excellent track record of success to our team,” said Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing. “Chrissy has been a valued member of the L’Auberge Del Mar sales team for over two years and has a great leadership skillset ideal for heading up our sales department. Amanda is a rising star who has honed her skills at great properties and is ready to hit the ground running for our hotel.”

Benson is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She got her start in the hospitality industry at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as human resources employment manager. From there, she moved to sales at the Resorts Suites of Scottsdale and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Prior to joining the team at L’Auberge Del Mar, she served as a senior sales manager at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, OR.

A Southern California native, Fietz will be handling the Los Angeles and mid-west markets for L’Auberge Del Mar. She joins the property from The Westgate Hotel where she was a national sales manager. Prior to that, Fietz held sales positions with several San Diego area properties including the Grand Del Mar Resort, Bristol Court and West Inn and Suites. She is a graduate of UCLA and also studied at L’Université Paris – Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family. 

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in DelMar. For more information, please visit or 

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Media Contacts:
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing Communications

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