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Del Mar, Calif.-  L’Auberge Del Mar has announced that Sandra Rankin will join its team as national sales manager for the 120-room property located along the Southern California coast in the heart of Del Mar Village. Rankin will be responsible for the Orange County, Calif. and Southeast U.S. markets. 

Rankin joins L’Auberge from Hilton where she served as senior sales manager for three San Diego hotels including the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and Double Tree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Before moving to San Diego, she served as a senior sales manager at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. 

Rankin’s successful track record in sales has consistently been acknowledged with numerous awards and accolades. In 2010, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence Award in Sales for Hilton Hotels Corporation. In 2005, she was honored with the Humanitarian Circle of Excellence Award for Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Arizona Community Service Award for Arizona Hilton properties. Other awards she has received include Manager of the Year and Sales Team of the Year.

Rankin is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics from Carson-Newman College in Tenn. 

Special Fall 2012 Group Rates

For select dates this Fall 2012, L’Auberge Del Mar is offering group rates. Some restrictions apply. For more information, contact Sandra Rankin at (858) 793-6434.

About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, 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 Del Mar. For more information, please visit

About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit



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