Hotel del Coronado announced the appointment of Dane Gorup to director of events and catering. Gorup will infuse day-to-day operations and large projects with his passion for innovation and creativity, while overseeing conferences and catering at Hotel del Coronado.

“Dane’s passion for innovation and exemplary service will inspire the operations team to strive for new heights that will surprise, delight, and exceed customer expectations” said Harold Rapoza, Jr., general manager. “We’re excited to have him on the team to help our guests and visitors create lasting memories for years to come.”

Gorup is trading the city views of Hilton Anaheim Hotel and bringing his extensive experience in management, restaurant and banquet operations to the seaside resort. Having held multiple positions with Anaheim Hilton throughout the past six years including director of catering and group sales, food and beverage director, and more, the fast-paced demands of the Orange County property — one of Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ largest food and beverage operations — has prepared Gorup to excel in producing extraordinary events at The Del.

Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the Hotel del Coronado is currently celebrating 130 years as a California icon. The property offers 757 guest rooms and 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.