Industry Update
Appointment13 August 2019

Rickie Pares

Appointed Hotel Manager
At The Estate Yountville in Yountville - CA, USA

Rickie Pares

With more than 14 years of professional experience, Pares most recently served as Director of Rooms at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. During this time, he oversaw the Front Office, Guest Services, Valet, Housekeeping, Loss Prevention and Spa. He also helped manage the recruitment, training and development of all employees, as well as regularly conducted Profit & Loss reviews to analyze financial metrics. Prior to this role, Pares served as the Director of Operators at the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, where he oversaw the hotel operations, ensuring that all standards were being upheld. Pares also has extensive experience working at several properties under the Omni Hotels & Resorts brand. During his time as Director of Front Office Operations at Omni Hotels at CNN Center, Pares was responsible for maintain and exceeding associate satisfaction scores year after year.

Recent Appointments at The Estate Yountville

Victor Scargle - Executive Chef

30 April 2019 — The Estate Yountville is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Scargle to the position of Executive Chef overseeing culinary direction at Vintage House, an intimate and undeniably refined hotel experience and Hotel Villagio, which embodies bold and glamourous accommodations unlike any other in Napa Valley.
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Elizabeth Grillos - Area Director of Sales and Marketing

6 June 2018 — The Estate Yountville is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Grillos to the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing of The Estate Yountville, which consists of the recently launched Vintage House and soon-to-open Hotel Villagio.
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Katie Cotton - Director of Catering and Conference Services

23 May 2018 — Cotten brings over thirteen years of experience to the role and a skillset honed by luxury experiences at famed iconic resorts. As Director of Catering and Conference Services, Cotten will oversee operations to assist meeting and event planners in producing unforgettable events in the stunning setting of Napa Valley, California.
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