Doug Manchester

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Doug Manchester
United States Ambassador to the Bahamas
Assuming office
PresidentDonald Trump
SucceedingLisa Johnson (Acting)
Personal details
Douglas Frederick Manchester

(1942-06-03) June 3, 1942 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationSan Diego State University
WebsiteOfficial website
*Pending Senate confirmation

Douglas Frederick "Doug" Manchester (born June 3, 1942) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the former chairman of Manchester Financial Group, past chairman and publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is the nominee to become United States Ambassador to the Bahamas.[1][2]

Manchester has built some of the tallest hotels and office buildings in San Diego, including the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and is credited as a driving force behind the development of the San Diego Convention Center. Manchester also built the triple 5-star Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa, which sold to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 2015, and he maintains a minority ownership.[3]

Manchester built the Torrey Executive Centre, Manchester Financial Building, Whitetail Lodge and Golf Club, and is currently building the Fairmont Austin hotel in Austin, Texas.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Manchester Financial Group". Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  2. Union-Tribune, San Diego. "$85M deal to combine U-T, LA Times". Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  3. "Manchester Sells Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar Resort". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  4. Times, Del Mar. "Doug Manchester adds to portfolio with 1,035-room Fairmont Austin hotel". Retrieved 2016-11-15.