Industry Update
Appointment23 April 2019

Ed Christensen

Appointed Director of Food and Beverage
At Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach - CA, USA

Ed Christensen

Ed Christensen holds over 30 years of managerial experience and expertise within the hospitality industry as a certified meeting professional. Christensen is bringing his penchant for delivering an elevated dining experience to the role of director of food and beverage at Paséa Hotel & Spa where he will oversee all culinary and beverage operations at the Huntington Beach hotel.

Prior to joining the "Surf City" resort, Christensen was able to perfect his craft by serving as the director of catering and event services at multiple Southern California properties including the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, The Hotel Del Coronado, La Costa Resort and La Quinta Resort & Club. Before settling down in California, Christensen built his resume in the Southwest at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., serving as the director of catering and convention services, as well as leading catering convention services for The Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG)

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision.
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