• Rob Austin Announced Area Director of Finance for The Meritage Resort and Spa

     
    POSTED March 26, 2019
     
    Photo courtesy The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa announced Rob Austin as the new area director of finance. Austin will oversee all finance, accounting and purchasing operations across The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort, as well as Vino Bello Resort and future AC/RI Napa developments.

Austin has 30 years of experience in finance operations within the hotel/resort industry in various regions of the country. He most recently served as director of finance for the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and he has previous experience at W Hollywood, The Langham Huntington and multiple InterContinental and Hyatt properties.

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Building a culture that values our people, our company and our clients.

 

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