Appointed General Manager and Regional Vice President
At Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection - CA, USA
Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection is pleased to announce the appointment of hospitality veteran Avinash "Avi" Haksar as General Manager and Regional Vice President. In his new position, Haksar will oversee all operations for the 50-room resort including The Lakehouse restaurant, award-winning spa and the 22 owner lodges all situated on a 157-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake.
Haksar has traveled the world, spending time in India, France, Bangkok and the US to name a few destinations before landing in the idyllic Napa Valley. His experience with luxury brands paired with an extensive culinary background makes him the perfect fit for California's wine country and Auberge Resort Collection.
Most recently, he was the Managing Director for the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Cali., where he oversaw all areas of the property including the luxury hotel, award-winning restaurant and spa. Before that, he served as the Managing Director at Rosewood Crescent in Dallas and Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok in Thailand. Haksar has also held management positions at notable hotels including the Four Seasons Los Angeles, MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Known to be a warm and nurturing leader, Haksar will focus on continuing to build Calistoga Ranch's success with the help of Auberge's strong and inspired team.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Haksar was initially interested in marine life and received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Chemistry at St. Xaviers in Bombay, India. After a few years in France, he redirected his focus and found a passion within hospitality and returned to school to obtain a certificate in Hotel Management, Operations and Sales from Les Roches in Switzerland.