Industry Update
Appointment11 January 2019

David Ahern

Appointed General Manager
At Timber Cove Resort in Jenner - CA, USA

David Ahern

Timber Cove Resort, located just off California's Highway 1, welcomes David Ahern as general manager. The Sonoma Coast boutique resort was most recently recognized among the top 10 resorts in Northern California by Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. In his role Ahern oversees day-to-day operations of the property, which includes 46 guest rooms and suites and a regionally-driven food and wine program at Coast Kitchen, the on-site restaurant and bar.

Ahern has held several management positions throughout his 20-year career, most recently serving as director of operations at the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. His past experience also includes other director and managerial roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Los Angeles and Boston, The Dorchester Collection in Los Angeles and with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in Miami, Boston and Saudi Arabia.

Recent Appointments at Timber Cove Resort

Reto Torriani - General Manager

21 April 2016 — imber Cove, reopening on the Sonoma Coast this summer after an extensive renovation, has appointed global hospitality veteran and industry leader Reto V. Torriani as its General Manager. Torriani is a guest-focused hotelier who has specialized in operating luxury boutique hotels and resorts on five continents.
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Phillip Kaufman - Executive Chef

21 April 2016 — Renowned chef and restaurateur Phillip Kaufman has been named executive chef at Coast Kitchen and Timber Cove near Jenner and Bodega Bay, where he will continue to build on a legacy of culinary excellence established over the course of his 30-year career.
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Shawn Prescott - Sales and Events Manager

7 May 2013 — Shawn Prescott, formerly of Milwaukee’s SC Johnson and Yountville’s prestigious hotel Villagio Inn & Spa, has been appointed Sales and Events Manager at the iconic and historic Timber Cove Inn, along Sonoma Coast’s famed Highway One.
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