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April Shute

Vice President & Managing Director - Town and Country San Diego

Term 7/17 – 6/22

April is currently serving as Vice President and Managing Director of Town and Country San Diego, a 688-room convention hotel in the midst of an $80M renovation, slated for completion in mid-2020. Town and Country boasts 258,000 square feet of meeting space with the largest hotel ballroom in San Diego.   April has built a dynamic team to ensure the successful repositioning and relaunch back into the Southern California tourism landscape.

During her nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry, April has held various senior leadership roles with KSL Resorts, Sage Hospitality and The Phoenician. As Vice President and Managing Director for KSL Resorts, April was responsible for several complex luxury resorts with multiple revenue streams including La Costa Resort & Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club and Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. She also served as Vice President of Operations for Acquisitions and New Openings at Sage Hospitality and Regional Vice President with Two Roads Hospitality.

Each of these luxury resort products has had diversified revenue segments including membership, spa, golf, tennis, waterparks and retail.  In addition, April has expertise in the turnaround of underperforming assets, union management, strategic planning and increasing guest and associate satisfaction scores.

April resides in Carlsbad, California with her husband and three children.  In her spare time April enjoys hiking, shoe shopping and catering to the needs of her boss, Maxwell, a four-year-old rescue dog.

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