April Shute, Vice President and Managing Director of Town and Country San DiegoFavorite Pillar/Value: Empowerment Let's Connect
April is currently serving as Vice President and Managing Director of Town and Country San Diego, a 688 room convention hotel in the midst of an $80M renovation, slated for completion in mid-2020. During her nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry, April has held various senior leadership roles with KSL Resorts, Sage Hospitality and The Phoenician.
As Vice President and Managing Director for KSL Resorts, April was responsible for several complex luxury resorts with multiple revenue streams including La Costa Resort & Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club and Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. She also served as Vice President of Operations for Acquisitions and New Openings at Sage Hospitality and Regional Vice President with Two Roads Hospitality. Each of these luxury resort products has had diversified revenue segments including membership, spa, golf, tennis, waterparks and retail.
April also has expertise in the turnaround of underperforming assets, union management, strategic planning and increasing guest and associate satisfaction scores. April currently sits on the board of the San Diego Tourism Authority and is a former board member for the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and past-president of the Carlsbad Tourism BID.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C