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

Maritsa Victorian - Director of Spa and Wellness

3 March 2020 — The Estate Yountville is pleased to announce the appointment of Maritsa Victorian to the position of Director of Spa and Wellness. In this role, Victorian will oversee the luxury Spa including its daily operations and management of existing and new beauty and wellness offerings on property.
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Sileshi Mengiste - Managing Director

13 November 2019 — With many years of professional experience, Mengiste most recently served as Associate Senior Vice President for Remington Hotels. During his time with the company, he developed a tactical plan for each property in the collection to ensure the highest possible net operating income and implemented an effective recruiting system that led to an unprecedented growth of strong brand talent.
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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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