BEAVER CREEK, CO (June 20, 2007) The Kessler Collection is pleased to announce that Simon Chen joins the company as General Manager of the Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek's prominent AAA Four-Diamond and the city's only luxury all-suite boutique hotel.
Chen will oversee duties as general manager at the property, which was named to Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List and Travel and Leisure magazine's T+L 500 list. Prior to this appointment, Chen was the Chief Operating Officer at the Skylar Management Company where he was responsible for seven restaurants with revenues in excess of $20 million per year.
He also handled marketing and public relations, the company's Internet and website, project management on all new openings, human resources and vendor relations. On a regional scale, Chen oversaw seven general managers and over 500 employees.
Before that, Chen was the hotel manager at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in Vail, Colorado. There, he was responsible for the daily operations of the overall resort, which consists of guest rooms, condos, homes, meeting space and a spa and health club.
About the Beaver Creek Lodge
The 72 one-bedroom guest suites feature a mountain chic decor comprised of oversized headboards, commissioned artwork by French artist Jean Claude Roy, cozy pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, a LCD flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, and Bose Wave CD radio. The large living room is adorned with a leather sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, dining area and kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. In addition, spacious two and three bedroom condominiums are available for featuring gourmet kitchen and whirlpool baths.
The Beaver Creek Lodge also features the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, concierge and valet parking. Rocks Modern Grill features classic American fare with local and regional influence on flavor and presentation. Rocks on the Run, a deli market, features sandwiches, pastries, juice and coffee to go. An array of outdoor and leisure activities are also available, including skiing, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking.
About The Kessler Collection
The Beaver Creek Lodge is a member of the Preferred Boutique Hotels Worldwide and a part of the Kessler Luxury Hotel Collection, which also includes the AAA Four-Diamond Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL; the AAA Four-Diamond Celebration Hotel in Celebration, FL; the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, FL; El Monte Sagrado in Taos, NM; the AAA Four-Diamond Mansion on Forsyth Park; Savannah, GA; Columbia Place luxury condominiums, Savannah, GA; and Grand Bohemian Hotel & Residences, St. Petersburg, FL - scheduled to open 2009.
Kessler's Grand Theme Hotel collection includes the Doubletree Castle Hotel in Orlando, FL; Sheraton Studio City Hotel in Orlando, FL; and Sundy House, a Kessler-managed property in Delray Beach, FL.