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Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club Welcomes Tony DiCataldo as Director of Sales and Marketing

Redondo Beach, CA. – August 24, 2011 – Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club announces the appointment of Tony DiCataldo as Director of Sales and Marketing. With more than 11 years of goal-oriented sales and marketing experience, and proven capacity for developing new business through closely coordinated team efforts, DiCataldo is a wonderful addition to the resort.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tony to the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club family,” says Malia Osterbauer, general manager at Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club. “With extensive sales and marketing management experience, Tony has proven his ability to create long-lasting business relationships while positioning properties for future success.”

Tony joins the Portofino team most recently from Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Ca., where he served as Director of Sales starting in June 2010. During his time there, he was responsible for motivating and managing a team of 12, improving top line revenue, achieving and exceeding sales goals, as well as the creation and implementation of group sales, marketing and promotions.

Prior to Island Hotel, Tony was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Ca., from 2006 – 10. He successfully managed the sales, public relations, e-commerce and marketing efforts, resulting in substantial resort revenue. While the property underwent renovation in 2009-10, Tony concentrated on repositioning and rebranding the resort with updated logo, collateral and deliverables to support the new brand image.

From 2000-06, Tony spent extensive time at The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Ariz., quickly rising in the ranks to the Director of Group Sales position. During his time at the property, he consistently increased ADR and occupancy, while maintaining an influential leadership role through management of group sales managers.

Prior to working at The Ritz-Carlton, Tony enjoyed owning and operating his own business in Chicago for 10 years. Tony currently lives in Mission Viejo, Ca.