CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -- Two hotel companies have joined forces to
create Valley Resort Management, a firm set up to operate, market
and further develop two luxury hotels on the Monterey Peninsula --
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club and Bernardus Lodge.
The two companies that formed Valley Resort Management are
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, which owns Quail Lodge and counts The
Peninsula Group among its divisions, and Baylaurel, the owner of
Baylaurel also owns Bernardus Winery and Vineyard, a Carmel
Valley, Calif.-based company.
James Cecil, general manager of Bernardus Lodge and chief
operating officer of Baylaurel, is the managing director of Valley
Resort Management, now responsible for marketing and operations of
the 57-room Bernardus Lodge and the 97-room Quail Lodge.
Individual ownership of the hotels remains unchanged.
"The establishment of Valley Resort Management provides fresh
impetus for both resorts to capitalize on their respective
strengths and to maximize their potential," Cecil said in a