Mike Staples was named General Manager of the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in 2002. He began his tenure with Evans Hotels in 1995 at the Bahia Resort Hotel, serving as Director of Food and Beverage until 2000 and as General Manager from 2000-2002.
Mr. Staples started his career in the hospitality industry with Hilton, going through its Personnel Development Program before serving as F&B Director at the Terrace Plaza and Director of Banquet Services at Netherland Plaza.
Mr. Staples went on to work for Ramada Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, serving as F&B Director for properties in Long Beach; Springfield, Illinois; and Herndon, Virginia; as well as Assistant GM in Dulles, Virginia. He also worked as GM of The River Club in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., F&B Director for the Philadelphia Hilton and Tower, and Club Manager of the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia.
Mr. Staples, who was born in San Antonio and is an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati, is the Chairman of the Board of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association.