"The team is here to ensure that you have a memorable experience at our hotel. Each one of us has an area of expertise but we are all here for you: our guests. If at any point you are not satisfied with any of the services we provide, please contact any of us and we will Make It Right for you. That’s our promise. That’s why we get up in the morning. Have a great stay!" - Chas Senic, General Manager.
Champions of the Month
Our Current Champion
Congratulations to Jeff Vilaysane, our April Champion of the Month! Each month we present one of our outstanding team members with the Champion of the Month award. Our monthly award goes to an employee that embodies the values of Embassy Suites and strives to make our hotel a better place. Keep up the great work! Check out our photo gallery to see this year's winners so far.
- Apr. 2015 Winner - Ashli Buckner Apr. 2015 Winner - Ashli Buckner
- May 2015 Winner - Yesenia Chavez May 2015 Winner - Yesenia Chavez
- Jun. 2015 Winner - Candice Coronado Jun. 2015 Winner - Candice Coronado
- Jul. 2015 Winner - Ayman Sulaiman Jul. 2015 Winner - Ayman Sulaiman
- Aug. 2015 Winner - Danielle Accola Aug. 2015 Winner - Danielle Accola
- Sept. 2015 Winner - Donte Thompson Sept. 2015 Winner - Donte Thompson
- Oct. 2015 Winner - Shahdev Thapa Oct. 2015 Winner - Shahdev Thapa
- Nov. 2015 Winner - Maria Rios Nov. 2015 Winner - Maria Rios
- Dec. 2015 Winner - Ashley Petrovich Dec. 2015 Winner - Ashley Petrovich
- Jan. 2016 Winner - David Stone Jan. 2016 Winner - David Stone
- Feb. 2016 Winner - Emilia Feb. 2016 Winner - Emilia
- Mar. 2016 Winner - Jordyn Leonhart Mar. 2016 Winner - Jordyn Leonhart
- Jan. 2017 Winner - Brenda Romero Jan. 2017 Winner - Brenda Romero
- Feb. 2017 Winner - Gabby Popescu Feb. 2017 Winner - Gabby Popescu
Chas Senic | General Manager
I am Chas Senic, the General Manager here at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula Wine Country. I have been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years after realizing that Civil Engineering wasn't exciting enough! I started my hotel career as a Chef after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. I have lived in 12 cities and eight states (PA, NY, GA, NC, FL, VA, CA and AL). I relocated to Temecula in March 2014 from Atlanta. I couldn't ask for more from a great area to live in. The weather is amazing! I have enjoyed the many wineries in Temecula with each creating its own experience. We also have the Polo club, and if you've never experience a Polo match, put it on your bucket list! There's nothing like the sound of horses running, and you get to "stomp the divots" at halftime. I don't "enjoy" the plethora of shopping in Temecula, but if you do, we have lots of great shops for you! I do, however, enjoy the food scene here and am trying new restaurants all the time. If you have found a good one, tell me about it and I will give it a try! I spend my time off with my wife of 30 years, Roleen, and my son, Nik. My daughter still lives in Atlanta. We are currently renovating our house, so that keeps me very busy.
Curtis Arias-Carpenter | Sous Chef
I started as a line cook in 2013 and have worked my way up. As a graduate from RCC's Culinary Academy, I have been able to travel and work across the US. In my spare time, I can be found teaching my daughter to cook, hiking, cycling, or enjoying a meal in Old Town Temecula. Occasionally, my wife and I enjoy wine tasting at our local wineries as well.
Laura Vazquez | Controller
I have spent over 17 years in the hospitality industry and relocated to Temecula just a few years ago. I like spending my downtime with my husband and daughter in Old Town Temecula shopping at the various boutiques and dining at some of our favorite family owned restaurants. I'm an avid runner and I love to go to MLB, NCAA, and NFL sporting events.
Tina Delgado | Food & Beverage Outlets Manager
I am a military spouse that has been traveling the world and expanding my knowledge in the hospitality industry. I was born in New York and raised in Miami. My adventure in Temecula began back in 2004 before moving to Okinawa, Japan in 2005, Puerto Rico in 2008, then returning to Temecula in 2011. After returning to Temecula I was hired as the Sales & Catering Coordinator at our property. For several months I also worked as a Guest Service Agent. In 2014, I was given the opportunity to work in Human Resources and I absolutely loved it! Every day was a new learning experience and I thrive on new challenges. I feel as though there is never too much that can be learned. After so many years of concentrating on our guest experience it was nice to concentrate on the team's experience. Recently, I returned to my roots and joined the Food & Beverage Department as the Outlets Manager and I am so excited to bring my F&B experience to our property. Some of my favorite things to do include traveling, scuba diving, and eating! If you are visiting Temecula you must check out some of my favorite spots: Public House, Havana Kitchen (Cuban Food in Temecula, yes please!), Karl Strauss, and Wilson Creek Winery. I look forward to seeing you when you visit us here at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula Valley Wine Country!
Gaylond Condict | Chief Engineer
I live in Murrieta, CA with my beautiful wife Wendy and our youngest son Micah. I am the chief engineer at Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula and have been here about six and a half years. I've worked in engineering departments at various hotels for eighteen years. I love living and working in southern California. The weather is great, the landscape is gorgeous, and I ride my motorcycle all over the place. If I'm not riding one, I'm usually in the garage working on one. I'm not much for the night life anymore, or even fine dining. I'm perfectly content spending my evenings at home with my family and maybe some good friends. I like Mexican food and down home cooking like Richie's Diner in Murrieta.
Pam Aldahondo | Human Resources Coordinator
I am the Human Resources Coordinator at our hotel. Originally from Puerto Rico and moved to SoCal a couple of years ago. My family decided to move to Temecula from Oceanside after my husband served in the military for 4 years and we fell in love with this beautiful town. Before starting my journey in the hospitality industry I was a Dental Office Manager. It is a gratifying experience working in this industry. Having the opportunity to meet new people and interact with our guests on a daily basis is simply amazing. Being in Human Resources is a learning experience that I enjoy everyday. I absolutely love playing tennis, spending time with my family and going to the gym regularly.
Sales & Catering Team
Greg Roberts | Director of Sales
When I'm not spending time with my children I like to compete in triathlons, practice yoga, do karate, and just about anything that brings me outdoors. This year my personal goals include visiting Thailand, climbing mount Whitney and competing in my first full Ironman event. I have lived in Temecula for the past year and my favorite memories are always of me just sitting with a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard. It is a place where you can unwind, reflect…and just be. I have been in the hotel industry for 23 years and love the challenges every new day brings. I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing individuals, and have clients that have turned into lifelong friends. I love hearing the stories of our travelers; they have such refreshing perspectives and I am looking forward to hearing yours when you visit!
Diane Fennikoh | Catering Sales Manager
I started working in hospitality at a very young age, as my family owned a Bed and Breakfast in the Napa Valley Oak Knoll District by the time I was four. Growing up in Napa, I was able to experience hospitality first hand and loved planning events even as a little girl. My experience includes over 12 years in event and wedding planning in Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, San Francisco, and now Temecula. My passion is working with each client individually and designing their event, meeting, or program to best fit their needs, vision, and budget - not every event is exactly alike! When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends in Temecula and surrounding area, fitness, and playing the piano. I look forward to working with you!
Justin Lange | Sales Manager
I have lived in the Murrieta/Temecula Valley for about 15 years. I recently joined the Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula team after spending two years working for the Doubletree Golf Resort in San Diego. I spent my college days working as a server/bartender until I graduated from Cal State San Marcos in 2013, with a B.A. in Business Administration & Organization Management. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, traveling, going to the gym, wine tasting, and trying out new restaurants (especially if it’s Chinese food or sushi!). I try to spend as much time as I can with my fiancé & newborn son as I can, as I feel that there is nothing more important than being there for my family. I love meeting & interacting with people, and I can’t wait to meet you and help set up your hotel stay here!
Mauricio Castro | Executive Housekeeper
I was born in Colombia and I have lived in Temecula for over 8 years. I love this area and the weather. I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. After graduating in Hotel Administration and Management, I moved to this great Country in 2005. On February 2016 I started my new professional experience with this amazing Team at Embassy Suites Temecula Wine Country. I love my career and spending my downtime enjoying my family (my lovely wife of 30 years, my daughter, my son and his Family and especially my beautiful granddaughter ). My oldest son still lives in Colombia with his wife. I am very proud of my family.