Newport Beach-based Irvine Company Resort Properties appointed Tom Donovan managing director of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, CA. Donovan brings more than 25 years of luxury hospitality leadership experience, including most recently serving as managing director of the Grand Wailea on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Irvine Company Resort Properties’ Ralph Grippo said, “Tom Donovan is the ideal leader for our iconic Five-Star Resort destination, as he brings a passionate commitment to advancing a culture of service excellence and community involvement.”
Donovan joins the Pelican Hill leadership team after a decade at the Grand Wailea property on Maui. Previously, he held management positions at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Bachelor Gulch in Edwards, CO and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix.
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