Expanding its executive team, KSL Resorts has named longtime hospitality industry professional Thatcher Dilley its senior vice president, development west. In this newly created role, Dilley is charged with overseeing all capital planning and development for the company’s western properties.
With more than 25 years of experience as a developer and general contractor in the hospitality industry, Dilley was most recently senior vice president of construction and development for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and has held similar high-level roles with JMA Ventures, Caesars Entertainment Corp., Morgans Hotel Group, Harrah’s Entertainment and Mandalay Development.
According to Scott Dalecio, president and chief executive officer of KSL Resorts – which invests in and manages world-class destination resorts, hotels and clubs – Dilley is a highly skilled hospitality development professional and is especially adept at managing complex development of multi-million to billion-dollar projects.
“He has successfully completed over $7 billion of developments, including the renovation or new build of over 13,000 hotel rooms,” Dalecio said. “With his considerable design and construction expertise, Thatcher is a valuable addition to our team. His innovative approach will be critical as we continue to expand and develop resort experiences that align with ever-evolving guest demand to create compelling products.”