Pacific Hospitality Group announced the appointment of Mairead Hennessy as general manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, its lifestyle Meritage Collection property located near San Diego, CA. In her new role, Hennessy will be responsible for managing the hotel’s day-to-day operations, overseeing all aspects of the 10-acre property—including everything from sales and marketing to food and beverage—while also maximizing revenue and maintaining focus on strategic goals.
Hennessy joins Estancia La Jolla from Aramark Parks and Destinations where she oversaw the Northern California Leisure Division as district manager leading UCSF Mission Bay and Hearst Castle as well as the general manager of the historic Asilomar Conference Center. Previously, she spent more than 20 years with the Hyatt organization holding several executive leadership positions, including GM at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, senior director of food and beverage at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.
In addition to her operational roles, Mairead was chairman of the Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as an active contributor to the Pacific Grove community.
Hennessy is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and food service management.
Estancia La Jolla is a AAA Four-Diamond, 10-acre hacienda-style resort, L=ocated within five minutes of Torrey Pines Golf Course and the beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar.