For KSL Resorts (formerly KSL Recreation Corporation), it isn't hard to sell a sun-kissed landscape. The company owns and operates seven independent US luxury resorts located in California, Colorado, Texas, and Virginia; they include the Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa in the Rockies. KSL Resorts specializes in revitalizing classic hotel properties and upgrading them with recreational amenities, such as golfing, skiing, swimming, and spa services. It also hosts corporate meetings and conferences, with particular expertise in hosting companies from the pharmaceutical industry. KSL Resorts was founded in 1992 by Michael Shannon.
KSL Resorts is owned by investment banking firm Goldman Sachs and private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, of which Shannon is also the founder.