Thomas Lee has been appointed general manager of Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resortsituated along San Diego’s spectacular North County coastline. A seasoned hospitality professional and avid outdoor enthusiast who even spent a few years playing on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball circuit, Lee is perfectly suited to take the helm at the upscale coastal retreat steeped in local adventure.
“With its distinct boutique hotel vibe just steps from the shore, Cape Rey can deliver the true essence of Southern California like no other property in the area,” said Lee. “We have an exciting opportunity to build upon the existing experience by finding ways to activate hidden spaces and uncover untapped potential. Refining hotel offerings is just the first step in a vision to make this the destination of choice for play, discovery and local exploration.”
Lee most recently served as general manager of the Pacific Edge Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property in Laguna Beach, California. A native of Newport Beach and longtime veteran of the hospitality industry, Lee has held several senior-level positions within Davidson Hotels and Resorts working with properties within the Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental portfolios.
Prior to joining Davidson, Lee played a key role in high profile hospitality and entertainment projects in Los Angeles including the re-launch of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Governor’s Ball for the Academy Awards. Lee began his hospitality career at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills and the Bel Age Hotel on the famed Sunset Strip.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lee holds a master’s degree in hotel, restaurant and travel administration. He previously served on the board of Visit Laguna Beach. In his free time, you can find him running on the beach, hiking a nearby trail or spending time with his wife and two daughters.