Stowe, VT - October 2010 - Stowe Mountain Lodge and Destination Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Richard McLennan (pictured) as Managing Director of Stowe Mountain Lodge. As a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, McLennan has worked throughout the United States and abroad at some of the world's most renowned properties. McLennan's extensive experience at ski and golf destinations will prove to be vastly beneficial at Stowe Mountain Lodge which boasts world-class skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer. Stowe Mountain Lodge is the preeminent ski-in/ ski-out mountain lodge in the Northeast and is situated in the heart of Stowe Mountain Resort, the "Ski Capital of the East". Located at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort and in the midst of the bustling Spruce Peak village, this two-year-old luxury lodge is truly one of a kind on the east coast.
McLennan joins Stowe Mountain Lodge from another Destination Hotels & Resorts property, Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, where he served as General Manager for three years. At Resort at Squaw Creek, McLennan lead the stunning property to win numerous awards and accolades including "Top 50 Ski Hotel" by Conde Nast Traveler. Prior to Resort at Squaw Creek, McLennan spent two years at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California which he successfully transitioned from a Four Seasons property to an independent hotel. A graduate of Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne in Switzerland, McLennan has also served in management roles at the St. Regis Aspen in Colorado, Daufuskie Island Club and Resort in South Carolina, the Homestead in Virginia and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the future at Stowe Mountain Lodge. With eminent growth on the horizon, Stowe Mountain Resort will continue to reaffirm its place as a year-round destination and the unrivaled best skiing in the east," said McLennan. "I have the utmost confidence in the team at Stowe Mountain Lodge, and I look forward to perpetuating the already formidable reputation the lodge has created for itself."
Stowe Mountain Lodge will tap McLennan's consummate experience as the mountain lodge prepares for yet another grand opening this winter. In December 2010, Stowe Mountain Lodge will nearly double in size with the opening of a second phase of luxuriously appointed guest accommodations. The second phase will add an additional 173 guest rooms, bringing the lodge to a total capacity of 312 rooms.
About Stowe Mountain Lodge
The new Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, a new $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years. As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy unparalleled service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options. The Lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar. In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge's Front Four Private Residence Club. Rooms begin at $435 for a studio unit, with special lodging offers and packages available by calling 802-253-3560 or 888-4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.StoweMountainLodge.com. For real estate inquiries, please call 888-403-7739 or 802-253-0320.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country with 34 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for Destination Hotels & Resorts is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. Opened in 2009, the 102-acre ocean front resort features a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.DestinationHotels.com.
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Stowe Mountain Lodge