Napa Valley's Hotel Yountville appoints new director of operations

Napa Valley's Hotel Yountville (Calif.), appointed Paul Kessinger as director of operations. Amidst enhancements to the hotel’s brand identity and service, Kessinger brings 10 years of experience to lead Hotel Yountville.

Paul Kessinger

“With his outstanding leadership skills and diverse experience in hotel management, Paul is well equipped to offer guests a quality of service that will exceed their expectations,” Sileshi Mengiste, VP of operations for Remington Hotels, said in a statement. “He is a welcome addition to the team at Hotel Yountville and we are excited to have him.” 

A California native, Kessinger most recently served in management positions with two historical hotels in San Francisco: Omni San Francisco Hotel and Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel. Kessinger worked his way up the rooms division at Omni San Francisco Hotel before accepting the new challenge of director of front office at Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel. Under his leadership between 2011- 2016, both locations experienced increases in guest and associate satisfaction.

After graduating from Chicago State University in 2007 with a bachelor of science in hotel management, Kessinger began his career at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif., where he acted as assistant hotel manager. Kessinger enjoys the active lifestyle of which Hotel Yountville appeals, with interests in cooking, gardening, swimming, fishing and snowboarding.

“Through my years of experience in this industry, I have developed a passion for leading and an understanding of what makes a hotel experience positive and memorable,” Kessinger said in a statement. “I look forward to providing guests with a wine country retreat unparalleled in charm, personality and romance.”

Hotel Yountville offers 80 guestrooms, The Spa, Heritage Oak Café and a pool courtyard and pool bar.