Appointed Vice President & General Manager
At Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson - AZ, USA
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Originally from Denver, McIver has honed her skills at some of the most prestigious properties in California. Prior to her new role at Miraval, Laura served as the general manager of Belmond El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara where she worked closely with project managers and construction teams to oversee the renovation, executive staffing and reopening processes of the property in 2013. Her dedication to maintaining high standards and goals for the property helped El Encanto achieve the Forbes Five-Star accolade in an unprecedented ten-month period. Previously, McIver served in directorial and managerial roles as general manager of Canary Hotel, resident manager of Hotel Casa Del Mar and corporate director of food and beverage at Shutters on the Beach. During her time with the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, McIver served as area director of catering for Argonaut Hotel, director of catering for Hotel Monaco, and oversaw banquet operations at Serrano Hotel. Her exemplary leadership and guidance in her roles lead to multiple accolades from the Kimpton Group, including the 2002 "Mentor Award" and the 2004 "Cross Seller of the Year Award". McIver began her hospitality career as an executive receptionist at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa and continued to grow with the hotel, eventually securing the title of Assistant Director of Banquets. In addition to her work in the hospitality industry, McIver is committed to community outreach and involvement, currently holding positions with the Dream Foundation and American Heart Association. She has held roles as the board chair for the Santa Barbara Convention & Visitors Bureau, board secretary for the Greater Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce and board member for the Greater Santa Barbara Restaurant and Lodging Association. Through these roles and experiences, McIver is dedicated to upholding and enhancing the Miraval community.
Recent Appointments at KSL Resorts
6 June 2019 — KSL Resorts Chairman and CEO Scott Dalecio is pleased to announce James Struthers, the company’s longtime Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to President of KSL Resorts. As CFO at KSL Resorts for 14 years, James was charged with improving financial performance and delivering high returns to investors and partners.read more
8 February 2019 — KSL Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Greenman to the position of Vice President/General Counsel. In his new role, Greenman will be responsible for overseeing all legal matters within KSL Resorts as well as participating in business development and acquisitions efforts.read more
15 November 2017 — KSL Resorts, a full-service hospitality company based in California, welcomed Michael Palmeri as SVP, head of investments & business development. In his new role, Palmeri is responsible for building on the success of KSL Resorts, leading investments and business development strategies, including hotel investments, property management, and asset management.read more