New Management Team at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach


Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach – a boutique oceanfront resort in Pismo Beach, Calif. – has announced a new management team with David Morneau taking the lead helm as general manager and Tara Johns taking the position of assistant general manager.


Morneau will oversee all day-to-day operations at the 124-room beach resort, which opened in late 2019.

David Morneau


“Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is now fully open, and we are thrilled to have both David and Tara join our talented team as we welcome guests,” said Ian Pullan, vice president of asset performance, West for KSL Resorts. “We are focused on enhancing the property’s positioning in the market, and David’s expertise in all facets of hotel operations as well as his keen eye for detail and knowledge of the region will be instrumental as we transform Vespera Resort into the premier Central Coast destination, replete with dynamic programming and engaging amenities.”


With more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience, Morneau was most recently director of rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn – a luxury resort in the mountains near Santa Barbara – and served in the same capacity at The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.


Johns will assist Morneau in the day-to-day operations of Vespera Resort. Previously she was the revenue manager at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point and was also with Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage for nine years, where she worked in various capacities, including spa manager and director of the front office.

Tara Johns


“We believe there is a pent-up demand for this type of product along the Central Coast and believe David and Tara will help us fully capitalize on the incredible opportunities for this property,” said Pullan. “We look forward to enriching the quality of the guest experience and are committed to serving the Pismo Beach and surrounding community.”


Located along Pismo Beach’s famous stretch of surf and sand on the city’s iconic boardwalk, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach celebrates the best of classic California beach culture – including stylish accommodations and a casual yet polished aesthetic. The hotel is within easy walking distance of downtown Pismo Beach, providing a hub for adventure and relaxation and the ideal home base for active travelers.


Photo Credits: Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

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