Michael J. Bennett
KSL RESORTS APPOINTS MICHAEL BENNETT DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING & STRATEGY
LA QUINTA, CALIF. (April 23, 2012) – Hospitality management company KSL Resorts has announced their newest team member, Michael Bennett, as Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy.

In this role, Bennett will be responsible for developing and managing KSL Resorts’ online presence, including design and strategy for all company websites, digital marketing, social media and eCommerce. 

“We are very excited Michael Bennett has joined the KSL Resorts team,” said Vice President of Marketing Arthur Berg. “As the digital space becomes more and more important to us, we are confident Michael will leverage his extensive experience spearheading our efforts in this area.” 

Bennett possesses more than 18 years of international management experience, working with companies such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, White Lodging, Knight-Ridder, The Nature Conservancy and Eastman Kodak. Before joining the KSL team, Michael served as vice president of eMarketing & communications for White Lodging Services Corp.  During his four years at White Lodging, Bennett was responsible for development and analysis of all online revenue generation, maximizing the use of electronic distribution channels including GDS, brand web sites, hotel stand-alone websites and third party eCommerce sites for 160 hotels in North America. Prior to that, he was co-owner and chief creative officer for Madhaus Studio, a startup digital agency in Chicago.
 
About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages nine time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy and genuine in service. Meetings at KSL Resorts are distinguished by state-of-the-art flexible function space, expert conference services, outstanding cuisine and are known to increase conference productivity and leave attendees feeling rejuvenated.  The KSL Resorts portfolio of properties includes:
• Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, Calif.)
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Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, Calif.)
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La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.)
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Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
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Montelucia Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
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Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.)
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Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas)
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The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
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The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Asheville, N.C.)