Bill Gross was named General Manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines on March 31, 2014. He joined Evans Hotels in 2006 as Director of Food and Beverage at The Lodge and was promoted to Hotel Manager in 2009.
Gross, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory University (GA), spent 18 years with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts prior to working at Evans Hotels. He started at the Sheraton Tucson El Conquistador Resort and was promoted through various disciplines within F&B at several properties. Then in 1999, under the Starwood umbrella, he opened the Westin La Cantera as Director of F&B.
A Certified Meeting Professional, Gross relocated to Southern California in 2001 and worked with Interstate Hotels and Resorts as Lead Director of F&B for the Independent/Luxury Division and simultaneously as Director of F&B at the Laguna Cliffs Resort in Dana Point.
Gross has a Yield Management Certificate from San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is an avid cyclist and a supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Pedal the Cause, which benefits cancer research.