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Ulrich Samietz Named Managing Director of Carmel Valley Ranch

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Carmel Valley Ranch, a luxury resort on California’s Central Coast, appointed Ulrich Samietz as the new managing director of the property.  

Samietz brings nearly 40 years of hospitality experience to the role, having previously led resorts around the world, including Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Park Hyatt Carmel-Highlands Inn and others. At Highlands Inn, he helmed the world-renowned epicurean celebration Masters of Food and Wine alongside legends such as Julia Child, Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Jean-Louis Palladin and Jacques Pépin. 

"Carmel Valley Ranch is known for its natural beauty, warm hospitality and commitment to helping people add more play to their lives," said Samietz in a press release. "I am excited to work alongside The Ranch’s dedicated team to create memorable experiences for all who visit our playground—and further solidify our position as one of the premier luxury destinations in Northern California." 

This information is based on a press release from Carmel Valley Ranch 

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