Pacific Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Blakeslee as General Manager of Paséa Hotel & Spa, the newest Meritage Collection property expected to open early 2016 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Blakeslee will be responsible for all the pre-opening stages of development, as well as the daily resort operations once the Hotel is launched.

A veteran hospitality executive with over 20 years of experience, Blakeslee joins Paséa from InterContinental Hotels Group, EVANS Hotels, where he served as Brand General Manager and Area/Corporate Chief Wellness Officer. Under Blakeslee’s leadership, he launched and executed operations for the new Wellness Lifestyle Brand.

“We are excited to welcome Scott as a member of our team and look forward to the growth of Paséa Hotel & Spa under his leadership,” said Steve Arnold, President of Pacific Hospitality Group. “Scott’s extensive experience and dedication to delivering an exceptional guest experience will help to position Paséa as a leading destination for travelers.”

Paséa Hotel & Spa will bring a new level of luxury hospitality to the city of Huntington Beach, with 250 beautifully appointed ocean view guest rooms and suites, signature dining options plus a rooftop deck bar with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, a Balinese-inspired spa with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and two pools. The Hotel will also host memorable special events and business meetings in its relaxed and elegant event spaces.

Previously, Blakeslee was General Manager of InterContinental Dallas, where he helped realign the InterContinental Brand within the property and was responsible for a significant increase in performance and revenue numbers. Before that, Blakeslee served as Vice President/General Manager of Palms Place Hotel & Spa and Vice President, Strategic Business Development of Palms Casino Resort, where he was instrumental in not only the hotel operations, but also the development and management of all key partnerships for the Palms Corporation.

Blakeslee began his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as Recreation Trainer at The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, then the #2 Travel + Leisure Destination Resort in the United States.

Blakeslee and his family are excited to be back in California and are looking forward to making their home in Orange County.