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Remington Hotels Names Sileshi Mengiste Vice President of Operations for Bardessono Hotel & Spa

YOUNTVILLE, CA. April 18, 2017 – Bardessono Hotel & Spa, the luxurious, LEED Platinum Certified wine country retreat in the heart of Yountville, welcomes new Vice President of Operations, Sileshi Mengiste. Appointed to elevate the Bardessono guest experience and lead developments in Napa Valley on behalf of Remington Hotels, Mengiste delivers expert, luxury hospitality leadership.

“Sileshi’s ability to deliver revenue and top talent in our industry is unparalleled,” said Mark Sharkey, president of Remington. “His new leadership role on the West Coast is a welcomed addition for Remington Hotels.”

Mengiste most recently served as the divisional vice president of Remington Hotels Luxury Division, where he has unassumingly drove success for the luxury hotel portfolio in New York, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Prior to Remington Hotels, Mengiste served as Executive Director of Hotel Operations for the famed 2,700-roomed Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, working directly with Steve Wynn to bolster guest experience. Mengiste also worked as general manager for household name hotels such as Le Meridian San Francisco, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and St. Regis Hotel in Houston, maintaining their unparalleled standards of guest satisfaction.

“I have been fortunate to work with amazing people who are equally passionate about the hospitality industry,” says Sileshi Mengiste vice president of operations for Bardessono. “I have loved developing new leadership teams while building a division of luxury hotels that each have a specific focus on their brand positioning. I look forward to spearheading the future growth of Bardessono and other projects in Napa Valley.”

Recently recognized as a one of the top 50 luxury hotels in the U.S., scoring in the top 10 percent of domestic hotels by U.S. News & World Report and nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono prides itself on offering a mindful approach to living the good life. “Deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness, Bardessono models hospitality with enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead. The hotel boasts Lucy Restaurant & Bar with its own on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden, and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms.

To learn more about Bardessono Hotel & Spa, please call (707) 204-6000, visit www.bardessono.com, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact:
Autumn Barnes Mayfield
amayfield@mayfieldpr.com
850.421.9007

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