Appointed Executive Director of Sales & Marketing
At La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST - CA, USA
A veteran of the hospitality industry with nearly 25 years' experience, Rutland previously served as director of sales & marketing at the coveted Stein Erikson Lodge Deer Valley -- Utah's only Forbes 5-Star/AAA 5-Diamond property -- in addition to management of three additional portfolio properties, The Chateaux Deer Valley, The Chateaux Residences and Stein Eriksen Residences. During his tenure with SELMC, Rutland was credited with a series of major accomplishments including generating $1.2 million in group revenue for the new Stein Eriksen Ballroom, boosting mobile and integrated web booking by $1.2 million and annually outpacing sales projections by up to 124 percent. Rutland also held executive positions at a number of prestigious California-based properties including The Beverly Hilton and Raffles L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills and dedicated 19 years to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, holding multiple posts throughout the U.S.