Appointed Managing Director
At Carmel Valley Ranch
Lama brings a wealth of hospitality leadership expertise to his Managing Director role at Carmel Valley Ranch, most recently serving nearly 10 years as Managing Director of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., where he led resort operations and management for the prestigious oceanfront resort. He previously held General Manager positions at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, Calif.; the grand dame Hotel del Coronado across the bay from San Diego, Calif.; and Westin of Chicago in Chicago, Ill. Additional previous experience includes serving as Director of Operations at the star-studded The Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., and assuming several Director roles with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Lama holds a degree in hotel management and administration from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England, and enjoys training for triathlons during his free time.