KSL Resorts, the independent management company of KSL Capital Partners, has named its new Development Leader for the Western United States.
Thatcher Dilley, a longtime hospitality industry professional, has become the company’s senior vice president of western development.
Capital Planning Manager
In this newly created role, Dilley is responsible for overseeing all capital planning and development for the company’s western properties.
With over 25 years of experience as a developer and general contractor in the hospitality industry, Dilley was most recently Senior Vice President of Construction and Development for the San Manuel Mission Indian Band and held similar senior positions at JMA Ventures, Caesars Entertainment Corp, Morgans Hotel Group, Harrah’s Entertainment and Mandalay Development.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University.
Complex development capability
According to Scott Dalecio, president and CEO of KSL Resorts, which invests in and manages resorts, hotels and clubs, Dilley is a highly skilled hotel development professional and is uniquely adept at managing the complex development of projects. from several million to billions of dollars. .
Dalecio added, “He has successfully completed over $7 billion in developments, including the renovation or construction of over 13,000 hotel rooms. With his considerable design and construction expertise, Thatcher is a valuable addition to our team. His innovative approach will be essential as we continue to expand and develop resort experiences that align with ever-changing customer demand to create compelling products.
The company recently acquired the 124-key Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, an Autograph Collection hotel, in Pismo Beach, California, and the 96-key Marram in Montauk, New York, and plans to expand the portfolio to more than 20 assets by 2025. .
The group’s investment firm, KSL Capital Partners, is currently financing several European developments, including a pair of edyn properties, Locke de Santa Joanna Lisbon in the Portuguese capital and Locke Zurich in Switzerland. The investor is also involved in two Beaumier Hotels & Resorts projects in Bern, Switzerland: Hotel Belvedere and Wengener Hof.