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Laurus Completes $12M Carmel Highlands Hotel Reno

Los Angeles-based Laurus Corporation completed a $12-million renovation of Hotel Karlan San Diego, a DoubleTree by Hilton, located in the exclusive Carmel Highlands community. The repositioning included a total rebranding and revitalization of the 174-room, resort style property, which was separated from an adjacent 114-acre, underperforming golf asset in September.

Hotel improvements include remodeled guest rooms, a new dining concept and gastropub, completely upgraded state-of-the-art spa with fitness center, and upgraded pool with outdoor cabanas. The property also offers Karlan’s Pups, an extensive pet welcome program featuring several on-site areas where dogs can play, as well as dog-friendly dining options.

Laurus Corp.’s Ameya Shinde says, “These renovations provide a more pleasurable experience for our guests and restaurant patrons, and position Hotel Karlan as a true leader among the resort hotels in the area.”

Photo credit: (c) 2016 DoubleTree

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.