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DANA POINT, Calif. – September 28, 2015 – Ted Davis has joined the leisure sales team at the ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel announced Director of Sales & Marketing Shannon Gilbert.

“We are proud to welcome Ted back to the team,” said Gilbert. “We are excited to have him driving the leisure sales efforts and continuing to build upon our successes, and with strong travel agent relationships we are confident that he will increase the resort’s presence within that important community,” added Gilbert.

Davis joins the resort as Senior Sales Manager, Leisure Travel. With more than five years of luxury hospitality experience, he most recently served in leisure and group sales at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. His experience also includes prior sales roles at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and the former Waikiki EDITION.

The resort offers guests a visually stunning experience that echoes the Pacific Ocean and active California lifestyle while still emphasizing unparalleled Ritz-Carlton service. All of the 396 guestrooms are decorated with contemporary furnishings and luxurious amenities. Each guestroom is beautifully decorated in colors reflective of the sand and sea. Outdoor fireplaces are highlighted on the patios of all of the first floor ocean and coastline guestrooms, providing a casual California ambiance for guests to enjoy the amazing views of Salt Creek Beach and Catalina Island.

The resort showcases an amazing collection of culinary experiences. Raya, an innovative restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat and Chef Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors. 180blũ is the resort’s oceanfront lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Perched 150-feet above Salt Creek Beach, 180blũ is the perfect Southern California experience to enjoy refreshing hand-crafted beverages and small plates from Raya. enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines.

Guests can also enjoy rest, relaxation and renewal in the ocean-inspired Spa. All 12 treatment rooms are bathed in soft hues of aqua and beige and tranquil water features add to the overall sensory experience. Additionally, the Eco-Adventure Center brings 15 exciting and unique eco-adventures to life. Led by expert naturalists, each excursion is dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Through these adventures, the resort’s surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which kids, families, adults and groups learn while having fun.