Carlsbad, CA (March 2019) – Grand Pacific Resorts, a timeshare resort management company in California, celebrates 20 years honoring their BE EPIC Champions of the Year at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa where the prestigious Best of the Best Gala event was commemorated on video to share with all associates and owners.

Grand Pacific Resorts celebrates their BE EPIC Champions of the Year from each resort and the home office, along with recognizing exceptional general managers and resorts. Champions are treated to an elegant night amongst the leadership team and HOA board members. Each awardee is honored with a trophy and gifts generously sponsored by industry partners RCI and Fidelity National Timeshare making it a night to remember.

Resort of the Year was awarded to Carlsbad Seapointe Resort for outstanding service scores and for consistently being ranked in the top four resorts within Carlsbad on Trip Advisor. Also, thanks to their exceptional mentorship skills and ability to nurture a strong culture, General Manager, Jeff Brock, was awarded the BE EPIC Leadership award, and Assistant General Manager, Noyan Suel, was awarded the BE EPIC Spirit award.

Other top accolades include: General Managers of the Year for a large resort to Megan Conner and Dave Smith of MarBrisa, General Manager of the Year for a small resort to Jennifer Brown of Channel Island Shores Resort, the BE EPIC Spirit award to Multimedia Production Specialist, Chris Higa, and the BE EPIC Leadership award to Regional Vice President, Holly Ansley. These stellar associates exemplify the company’s core values of Balance, Empowerment, Enthusiasm, Passion, Integrity, and Consistency.

For the 20th anniversary of the event, Grand Pacific Resorts extended a special invitation to Jim Watkins, founder of Winners Circle. The management company honored Mr. Watkins for being instrumental in bringing timeshare to Southern California and providing opportunity to families to vacation in the region.

Also honored Dr. Joe Spirito with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional guidance and advice while serving on multiple resort Board of Directors since 1985.

“Our associates are our shining stars,” says Chief Operating Officer, Nigel Lobo. “They are the heart of Grand Pacific Resorts, and the best of the best talent in hospitality. Nothing makes me happier than coming together to honor our associates and their incredible dedication and passion for the guest experience.”

This cherished event earned Grand Pacific Resorts a finalist positions in the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards program for Special Event: Employee Recognition Program or Event. The ARDA Awards Program recognizes top industry professionals for their excellence and accomplishments in categories that enhance vacation ownership and company culture.

Grand Pacific Resorts listens, rewards and empowers their team of hospitality stars, and are looking to grow their family of associates. Individuals interested in a career in hospitality, including general manager positions, please visit the Grand Pacific Resorts careers website:


About Grand Pacific Resorts

Grand Pacific Resorts creates experiences worth sharing for more than 70,000 owner families and tens of thousands of loyal guests each year. Based in Carlsbad, California, the resort management company tailors its services to preserve the distinctive experience offered by each destination. Owners and guests vacation with Grand Pacific Resorts year after year because they appreciate the team’s heartfelt service culture and passion for hospitality. For more information, visit