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In every detail is an opportunity, if you simply know how to uncover it.

This is the driving principle behind all that we do at KSL. Over the last two decades, we’ve honed our skills and expertise as successful owners, operators and asset managers. In doing so, we constantly prove that the more we dig into the details – right down to the granular level – the more opportunities we create.

This keen focus and diligence has fueled imaginative solutions, higher margins, and a steady track record of positive results. All while positioning properties for long-term sustainable success.

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Year after year, one fact remains constant: no two projects are the same. Which means there is no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s why every KSL strategy is customized for the individual property. In seeking out new and creative ways to maximize the entire property, we make certain every single inch is intentional. Not by stripping it down. But rather, intelligently re-envisioning and building up.

Because when it comes down to it, the most important result is that a property ends up in a healthier, more stable place than when we came together. So that our business partners feel every bit as confident and relaxed as our guests.

Year after year, one fact remains constant: no two projects are the same. Which means there is no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s why every KSL strategy is customized for the individual property. In seeking out new and creative ways to maximize the entire property, we make certain every single inch is intentional. Not by stripping it down. But rather, intelligently re-envisioning and building up.

Because when it comes down to it, the most important result is that a property ends up in a healthier, more stable place than when we came together. So that our business partners feel every bit as confident and relaxed as our guests.

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KSL Resorts Company History & Evolution

1992

KSL Recreation Corporation formed with founders Mike Shannon, Larry Lichliter, Scott Dalecio and KKR as investment partners

1993

La Quinta Resort, PGA West and Doral Resort Miami acquired

1996

Lake Lanier Islands and Grand Traverse Resort acquired

1998

Grand Wailea and Claremont Resort acquired

2000

Arizona Biltmore acquired

2001

La Costa Resort acquired

2003

Hotel del Coronado acquired

2004

KSL Recreation Corp sold to CNL (excluding La Costa & Hotel del Coronado)

2004

KSL Resorts formed to manage Arizona Biltmore, Grand Wailea and La Quinta Resorts on behalf of CNL

2006

Hotel del Coronado became a JV with Strategic Hotels

2006

Arizona Biltmore, Grand Wailea and La Quinta Resorts management contracts sold to Hilton as genesis of Waldorf brand

2006

Hilton hired KSLR to manage all retail operations

2006

Rancho Las Palmas, Barton Creek & The Homestead acquired

2011

Montelucia Resort acquired

2012

Grove Park Inn acquired

2013

Omni acquires six resort portfolio of La Costa, Rancho Las Palmas, Barton Creek, The Homestead, Montelucia and Grove Park Inn

2013

KSL retained to asset manage Grand Wailea, Arizona Biltmore and La Quinta Resorts

2013

Began focusing on growth of the KSL Resorts platform, launched asset management and platform management, created new partnerships and launched direct investment

2014

Miraval Resort acquired

2016

Retained to manage Monarch Beach Resort

 

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