• Charlie Palmer Group Announces New Leadership

     
    POSTED February 2, 2017
     

Charlie Palmer Group’s Northern California properties, Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, has hired a new leadership team.

The team includes James DeLuca, general manager at Harvest Inn; Tamara De Mars, director of sales and marketing; and Parul Suri, director of revenue management and distribution. Alongside Chef Palmer, the team will work to elevate the guest experience and increase business sales at the two hotels.

“I feel incredibly fortunate that we’ve attracted such great hoteliers and field leaders to be a part of our burgeoning hotel group,” says Chef Charlie Palmer. “With these folks at the helm, coupled with the existing infrastructure of our hotel and CPG teams, the opportunities are endless.”

James DeLuca, the new general manager, brings 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position. Prior to working at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, DeLuca served in a number of different roles at Resort at Squaw Creek, The Standard LA, Senza Hotel, North Block Hotel and Bardessono. DeLuca is skilled at recruiting and building teams, and is heavily involved in the Napa Valley community.

Tamara DeMars, the new director of sales and marketing, gained experience at resorts like San Ysidro Ranch, Silverado Resort and Spa, and Bardessono. DeMars graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in marketing and a master’s in design and merchandising.

Parul Suri, director of revenue management and distribution, brings a global perspective to the position. Suri was born and raised in New Delhi, and has experience at properties like Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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