Harold Rowland Promoted to Vice President of Resort Operations at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
LAKE CHARLES, La. —L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a premier hotel and casino resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, announces the promotion of Harold Rowland to vice president of resort operations. Rowland will oversee all non-gaming operations for the property which includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 rooms and suites, full service spa, extensive meeting space, eight unique dining outlets, a casino featuring 63 table games and 1,600 slot machines and Contraband Bayou ® Golf Club, an award winning Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
Rowland joined L'Auberge in May 2006 as senior director of hotel operations. In 2008, he oversaw a major property expansion at the property. The $67 million project included a 9-story hotel tower with 250 rooms, suites and luxury garden suites in addition to The Shops at L'Auberge; a full retail experience. The expansion also increased luxury amenities available to guests including a new VIP lounge and private pool area with upscale cabanas.
Prior to joining L'Auberge, Rowland worked as general manager of the historic Tantallon Country Club in Fort Washington, Maryland. He was general manager at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe, New York; a 220-acre golf club created by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, featuring a 12,000 square foot clubhouse, ballroom and full service restaurant. Rowland began his career with KSL Resorts, promoted through positions including assistant director of golf services, director of golf services and head golf professional at luxury golf resorts including the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida and the Grand Traverse Golf Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. Additionally, Rowland was director of guest services for Westin & Sheraton Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and director of rooms for The Diplomat Country Club & Spa in Hallandale, Florida; a member of the esteemed Starwood Luxury Collection of hotels and resorts.
Rowland is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He successfully completed Six Sigma Training in addition to PGA Business School I & II. In 2007 he graduated from the Cornell University General Manager Program. Active in the hospitality industry, he was appointed to the Louisiana Hotel and Lodging Association board in January 2010. He previously served on the Southwest Louisiana Hotel Association board of directors.