Job fairs will be held over the course of four days for the Del Mar, Calif., resort, which has been closed since January for a $30 million renovation.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Del Mar, Calif., will hire 200 employees over the course of four days in July, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The 45-acre resort has been closed since January for a $30 million renovation. When it made that announcement last year, it indicated that 100 employees would be laid off, but could reapply for their jobs at reopening, the Union-Tribune reported.
Positions for servers, mixologists, banquet staff, food preparation, spa and guest services, housekeeping and management will be filled in July. Claudia Page, Director of Human Resources, said 50 people have continued to work at the resort.
“Our biggest interest is people who are passionate about service,” Page said. “We can teach skills. We have positions across all levels of skill sets, so there’s something for everyone.”
Job fairs will take place July 13, 14, 16 and 17 at the resort’s spa facility, the Union-Tribune reported. Applicants can also apply online.
An investment group comprised of Jeff Jacobs, Hal Jacobs and Doug Carlson purchased the resort for $15.5 million in May 2010. General Manager Simon Chen said the facility had not undergone a complete overhaul since 1989 when it opened. The investment is nearly twice what the new owners spent on the property, the Union-Tribune reported.
“We tried to keep the look and the feel of the Rancho Valencia of old, but every area of the resort has been touched, from the casitas to the clubhouse,” said Chen. “We added a new restaurant bar, a yoga pavilion, a pilates studio, and we’re redoing the tennis courts.”
The casitas have been redesigned and 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting space will be added while the restaurant, now known as Veladora, will incorporate a new concept, the Union-Tribune reported.