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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Director of Sales & Marketing Shannon Gilbert
Recognized as Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year

DANA POINT, Calif. – June 12, 2015 – Each year, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company recognizes an outstanding Director of Sales & Marketing within the brand. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to announce that for 2014 Shannon Gilbert was recognized for her professional accomplishments, unparalleled passion for innovative sales and marketing initiatives, stellar leadership, and strong financial success.

“I am extremely proud of Shannon’s success. She is a strong leader and continuously drives results at the resort which has earned her this outstanding recognition,” said General Manager Bruce Brainerd.

With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Gilbert continues to thrive under Brainerd’s leadership. With a goal of becoming a general manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Gilbert is currently participating in a management training program in order to expand her knowledge base and gain experience in finance, food & beverage and resort operations.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition,” said Gilbert. “I am truly humbled by the attention.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet function space. With eighteen unique meeting rooms, the resort can accommodate gatherings ranging in size from ten to 700. The Pacific Promenade is a stand-alone ballroom that offers guests sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and 5,400 square feet of unobstructed space. The resort’s indoor meeting space is complemented by nearly 54,000 square feet of incredible outdoor space featuring garden courtyards, pool terraces, and expansive lawns with memorable views of the Pacific Ocean.