LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 5, 2017) — Caruso, one of the largest, privately held real estate development companies in the U.S., announced today the appointment of Ali Kasikci to the position of Hospitality Asset Manager, Office of the Chairman for Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito, Caruso’s first resort property, opening summer 2018.
The Miramar is a natural extension of Caruso’s commitment to hospitality and unparalleled guest experience at its globally recognized portfolio. Situated in Santa Barbara’s affluent Montecito community, this property will be an idyllic beachfront resort with grace, style and glamour featuring 161 ultra-luxury rooms and suites across 16 acres. Built and owned by Caruso, guests will be treated to Estate-Style™ service entirely personalized to meet every need.
“We are excited to welcome Ali Kasikci, a true legend in the global hospitality industry,” said Rick J. Caruso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Caruso. “With his experience leading some of the world’s finest properties, we are confident The Miramar will feature unparalleled hospitality, service and attention to detail for which Caruso is renowned, while creating everlasting memories and experiences for our guests.”
Mr. Kasikci is considered to be one of the hotel industry’s foremost pioneers; he was named the Independent Hotelier of the World 2004 and is an active faculty member at The Hotel School, Cornell University, SC Johnson College of Business in the fields of Hospitality Leadership and Strategy.
Over Kasikci’s lauded hospitality career, he has served as Regional Managing Director, North America, Mexico, Caribbean and Brazil at Belmond Hotels, overseeing management and strategic direction of eight luxury properties within the portfolio. He has also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for Montage Hotels & Resorts, and managed The Peninsula Beverly Hills from 1991 – 2007. He graduated from the Hotel and Catering College in Tegernsee, Germany, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management School in Claremont, California.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Caruso on the complete reimagining and ground-up construction of an iconic property, and to strategize on all of the elements that will make Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito a magical and unforgettable destination for our guests,“ said Ali Kasikci, Hospitality Asset Manager, Office of the Chairman for Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito.
“Caruso is acclaimed for providing world-class service across its diverse assets, and I am excited to work with Caruso on introducing Estate-Style™ service to The Miramar.”
About Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito
Opening summer 2018, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will be the only five-star resort on the beach in Southern California, situated less than an hour north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara’s affluent Montecito community. The Miramar will feature 161 ultra-luxury guestrooms across 16 acres, including a glamorous Presidential Residence, a Bridal Suite, and multi-bedroom family bungalows nestled among rolling lawns and mature landscaping.
Guests will be treated to Estate-Style™ service, entirely personalized to complement their every need, including a beautiful private beach, lush gardens, two pools, and Sense®, a Rosewood Spa. Guests are invited to relax at the indoor and terrace restaurant with panoramic ocean views; gather at the Manor Bar for pre- and post-dinner libations; and celebrate life’s milestone moments at the private dining room, in the brilliant Chandelier Ballroom, or at the Great Lawn with its infinite ocean views. The Miramar’s culinary excellence and unparalleled beachfront setting at the Beach House provide guests with a spectacular dining experience.
The oceanfront members-only Club House is the epicenter of this beachfront escape, where members can enjoy exclusive access to the indoor and outdoor lounges, dining room, club activities and events as well as privileges on Miramar Beach and throughout the resort.
All these luxuries and special moments await at The Miramar—an iconic destination where families and friends share joyous experiences that turn into lifetime memories.
For additional information, visit: www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/miramar-beach-montecito.
Caruso, formerly known as Caruso Affiliated, is one of the largest, privately held real estate development companies in the U.S. All of its properties are distinguished by an unparalleled guest experience and unwavering dedication to serving the local community – transforming them into central gathering places for residents and tourists alike. Two of its marquee properties, The Grove and The Americana at Brand, rank in Shopping Center Today’s list of the top 15 shopping centers around the world, based on sales per square foot, 75% above the industry norm. The Grove also ranks as #2 on Fortune’s 10 highest sales-generating shopping centers in the U.S. list. In addition to The Grove and The Americana at Brand, Caruso develops, owns and operates a growing portfolio of world-class retail, residential, mixed-use, and hospitality assets. Caruso is currently investing more than one billion dollars in new lines of business, including a five-star beach-front resort in Montecito; a mixed-use luxury residential tower in the heart of Los Angeles; and a mixed-use dining, entertainment and retail collection in Pacific Palisades. In early 2016, Caruso opened The Masonic Temple; a nine-story 1929 landmark Art-Deco building that has been meticulously revitalized to become Class A innovative office space and street-front retail in Glendale.
For more information, visit: www.Caruso.com.