July 31, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
TIBURON, Calif. Tiburon’s first and only full service, luxury hotel and executive meeting center, The Lodge at Tiburon – a member of Larkspur Hospitality’s Larkspur Collection portfolio — announces the appointment of general manager Stephanie Bauer, a 20-year veteran of the hotel industry with extensive Bay Area hotel management experience. The 102-room Lodge at Tiburon reopened in late June 2006 after a $6.5 million reinvention and is located in the heart of the charming Marin County town of Tiburon, only ten miles from San Francisco.

Commenting on the appointment, Karl Hoagland, chairman and CEO Larkspur Hospitality said, “I am thrilled we have brought Stephanie Bauer on board to lead our team at The Lodge at Tiburon. We value her commitment and are lucky to share the same vision and values with her here at Larkspur Hospitality. Under her direction, we will meet our goal of ensuring an exemplary four-star hotel and restaurant experience.”

Bauer received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rocky Mountain College, Montana and completed a manager development course at Cornell University. She most recently was vice president and general manager of the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa in Lafayette, CA and prior to that the general manager for the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, CA. With experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, Bauer will bring strong leadership to the Lodge at Tiburon as well as effective guidance and management.

Ms. Bauer expressed what a wonderful opportunity it is to be a part of the Tiburon community. “The Lodge brings the warmth of home to the hotel and Three Degrees Restaurant experience.” Bauer said, “By joining this group of talented people, I am delighted to help continue their excellent work at providing a welcoming environment and extraordinary care for our guests”.

About The Lodge at Tiburon

The Lodge at Tiburon is a full-service luxury hotel in the heart of the charming Marin County town of Tiburon that opened in June 2006. Set amid three-acres of landscaped gardens, the craftsman-style property consists of 102 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites; Three Degrees, a 120-seat restaurant and bar; a cozy Library Lounge with fireplace; a pool and whirlpool featuring private cabanas; a complimentary business center and 5,000 square feet of dedicated banquet and meeting space. The Lodge at Tiburon is ideally located on Main Street in this quaint sailing town around the cove from Sausalito. Surrounded by over 40 unique shops, art galleries and restaurants, the hotel is only steps away from San Francisco Bay and the ferry landing with convenient service to Fisherman’s Wharf or the Embarcadero. Encircled by world-class recreational offerings such as hiking in Muir Woods, sailing and ocean kayaking off Angel Island, wine tasting in Sonoma/Napa Valley, the hotel is only ten miles from San Francisco. Room rates start at $219.00 per night. For further information call 1.800.762.7770 or visit

About Larkspur Hospitality

Established in 1996, Larkspur Hospitality is a rapidly growing hotel company based in Corte Madera, California. Larkspur owns and operates 16 hotels comprising two brands (Larkspur Landing and its collection of three and four star independent hotels known as The Larkspur Collection) in areas of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The company acquired the four-star RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, in July 2003, the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, California in December 2003, The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon, California in May 2004, The Sainte Claire in San Jose, California in June 2005 and Casa Munras in Monterey, CA in November 2005. In 2005, Larkspur converted five existing hotels to its flagship Larkspur Landing brand, bringing the total number of Larkspur Landings to 11. The company also manages The PruneYard Plaza Hotel in Campbell, California. For additional information on Larkspur Hospitality and its affiliates, visit
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