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NEWPORT BEACH, CA – August 1, 2018 – Irvine Company Resort Properties® recently welcomed its new President, Scott Hermes, CMP, bringing over 30 years of hospitality and meetings industry expertise. He leads operations, marketing, and all other aspects of Irvine Company’s Resort Properties division, which includes the world-class Coastal Collection— encompassing The Resort at Pelican Hill, Fashion Island Hotel and Hotel Irvine—as well as Irvine’s Oak Creek Golf Club and California Recreation Company®, operating the finest California marinas.

“Scott Hermes brings first-hand knowledge and deep-rooted relationships in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events business to his role leading our Coastal Collection,” said Michael Lorenz, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Irvine Company Resort Properties. “Joining a long-standing Orange County-based owner and operator with three distinctive hotel destinations, he’s the ideal leader to advance our company’s brand promise to deliver the most memorable, quality experiences today, tomorrow and for many years to come.”

Active in numerous industry organizations, he has been a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 1983, holding a variety of leadership roles, including MPI Foundation Board of Directors and Chapter President. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for the San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

Hermes’ prior hospitality experience includes 15 years at Starwood Hotels, where he served as Area Managing Director for several hotels under its brands, including St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin, Sheraton, and W.  He also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Field marketing for its North America division.

About the Irvine Company Resort Properties

Irvine Company Resort Properties® owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. Known as the Coastal Collection, the portfolio includes The Resort at Pelican Hill on Newport Coast; Fashion Island Hotel in the heart of Newport Beach; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California. For more information on the Coastal Collection, visit

About the Irvine Company

The Irvine Company® is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California.  As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch® in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

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