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July 18, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Announces New Managing Director

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

OJAI, CA – Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a AAA Five Diamond property located in Ojai, California, has just announced that Janis Clapoff, a seasoned hospitality industry professional, will join the Inn’s management team as the new Managing Director.

Ms. Clapoff will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the management and operation of the 308-room property. Ms. Clapoff replaces former Managing Director Thad Hyland and will work closely with General Manager Anna Olson.

“Ms. Clapoff will bring a wealth of talent and expertise to the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I am confident that she will be an outstanding addition to our team and will further enhance the quality of excellence that the Inn is known for,” said Steve Crown, owner of the Inn and President of the Crown Corporation

Ms. Clapoff has more than three decades of hospitality management experience, most recently as General Manager of Halekulani in Honolulu, Hawaii and Managing Partner of the Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, California. She has also served as Managing Partner of San Ysidro Ranch and Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Biltmore, both located in Santa Barbara, California. Ms. Clapoff holds a Masters Degree from Antioch University, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Since 1923, vacationing guests have sought the tranquil pleasures of the historic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a AAA Five Diamond property located on 220 tree-shaded acres 35 miles south of Santa Barbara. Affirmed by its many prestigious awards and fresh from a $90 million renovation, the legendary Inn is one of the nation’s unique hidden treasures.

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