Riess Joins Sea Island

Sea Island announces Riess as managing director
Rick Riess // © 2011 Sea Island
Rick Riess // © 2011 Sea Island

Sea Island Acquisition, LLC announced that Rick Riess will serve as managing director of Sea Island. In his new position, Riess will be responsible for overseeing all resort operations, including The Cloister and the Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club.

“We are both excited and honored to have Rick join our executive team at Sea Island,” said president Scott Steilen. “His extensive background managing luxury hospitality companies, his southern roots and his solid leadership qualities make Rick the perfect addition to assist in our effort to re-introduce Sea Island to the marketplace.”

Riess, who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, served as chief operating officer and founding partner of Auberge Resorts where he oversaw all hotel operations, food and beverage, golf, spa and accounting as well as sales, marketing and development.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the successful return of such an iconic American resort,” said Rick Riess. “Sea Island has a rich history marked by the gracious hospitality of its team. I look forward to building an even greater legacy of this special resort destination.”
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