Pacific Hospitality Group has appointed Rob Austin its area director of finance for Northern California. He will oversee finance, accounting and purchasing operations for The Meritage Resort and Spa, Vista Collina Resort and Vino Bello Resort, all located in Napa, Calif. In addition, he will have the same responsibilities for any future PHG developments in the area.
Previously, Austin worked as Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s director of finance. Before that, his 30-year career in hotel and resort finance operations included jobs with W Hollywood, The Langham Huntington, and several IHG and Hyatt properties.
Pacific Hospitality Group portfolio includes The Meritage Collection and the Vino Bello Resort, as well as several U.S. properties that fly the flags of AC Hotels by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and Doubletree by Hilton.
The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort are both members of The Meritage Collection, which includes three other properties: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa and Paséa Hotel & Spa in Southern California and Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach in Hawaii. Vino Bello Resort, located next to The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort, is a member of the Wyndham Extra Holidays brand.