Alex Kim Appointed Managing Director at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
January 6th, 2015
OJAI, Calif. (January 6, 2015) –The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Kim as Managing Director. Mr. Kim joins the Inn after a distinguished career in the hospitality industry that spans three decades and includes management positions at Hyatt Regency, La Quinta Resort and Club and One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas, where he was General Manager from 2009 to 2012. Directly prior to joining the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, he was the General Manager of Meadowood Napa Valley. At the Inn, Mr. Kim will oversee all aspects of management, including enhancements to the property in 2015 that include a redesign of the lobby, the adult and family swimming pools, the historic Neff Lounge and the fine-dining restaurant.
“After working in hotels throughout the U.S. and in the Bahamas, I am thrilled to be living and working in this beautiful valley,” said Kim. “I look forward to joining the terrific team at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, which has welcomed guests with genuine hospitality and excellent service for more than 90 years.”
Mr. Kim grew up in Seoul, Korea, and came to the U.S. to study hospitality at Florida International University. After graduating in 1989, he began his career as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he held a variety of management responsibilities throughout the Food and Beverage division. In 1993, Mr. Kim became Director of Catering and Convention Services at Sheraton Bal Harbour, Florida. He relocated to California in 2000 to become Director of Food and Beverage at La Quinta Resort and Club, near Palm Springs. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Kim held various management positions at Atlantis Paradise Island and The Cove and Reef Atlantis, in the Bahamas, where he continued his career path with Atlantis as General Manager.
Mr. Kim has been married for 20 years to music educator Jai Kim and they have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, collecting fine wines and dabbling in carpentry.
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About Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Since 1923, vacationing guests have sought the tranquil pleasures of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a AAA Five-Diamond property located on 220-tree shaded acres, just an hour and a half north of Los Angeles and half-hour inland of the Santa Barbara coastline. Award-winning features include a classic, George C. Thomas-designed golf course, a sprawling Spa Village that is home to Spa Ojai, the 31,000 square foot luxury oasis offering treatments that encourage creative consciousness and nourish both body and soul, and four restaurants serving cuisine inspired by the bounty of the Ojai Valley. Noted as one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” by the editors of Condé Nast Traveler on the coveted 2015 Gold List and by the readers of Travel + Leisure as one the “T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels” for 2015, the legendary Inn continues to be affirmed by its many prestigious awards as one of the nation’s unique hidden treasures. For reservations call 1-800-422-6524 or visit www.ojairesort.com
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