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 Joe Dantoni Appointed General Manager at
The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
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HAWLEY, PA – April 20, 2006 – The Lodge at Woodloch, set to make its debut in June 2006 as the first full-service destination spa to open in the U.S. in over a decade, is proud to announce Joe Dantoni as General Manager.  He delivers more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience combined with a successful track record of operational strength and leadership.  

“We are delighted to have Joe as part of our team.  We are confident that under his stewardship, The Lodge at Woodloch will offer the highest level of service and embody our vision of excellence,” said Dr. John Lopis, who co-founded the property with wife Ginny Michel Lopis.  

Prior to joining The Lodge at Woodloch, Dantoni served as hotel manager for Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  During his 15-year tenure with the property, he introduced elevated service standards and contributed to a multi-million dollar turn-around in revenue by strategizing new markets opportunities, restructuring personnel and instituting on-going staff training.  Under his supervision and direction, the Harbor Court Hotel was honored with the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ Five Star Five Diamond Award.

Dantoni initially began his career in finance management for Omni Hotels.  He switched to the operational side of hospitality as he truly enjoys interacting with guests and guiding the day-to-day management of a multitude of departments.  His dedication to service and commitment to quality led to a number of advancements over the course of his career and are a testament to his expertise.

Originally from Maryland, Dantoni currently resides in eastern Pennsylvania.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Towson University in Maryland.  In his leisure time, Dantoni engages in carpentry work and sports, especially golf.  

Opening in June 2006, The Lodge at Woodloch will be the finest full-service, luxury destination spa in the Northeast, offering complete spa programs, treatments, outdoor adventure activities, golf, classes and packages in a pristine mountain retreat environment.  Located on 75 wooded acres with a private lake in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, The Lodge will provide an oasis for personal awakening and renewal just two hours outside of New York City.  The exclusive property, which features 58 luxury accommodations, a 40,000-square-foot spa and more, is owned and operated by John and Ginny Lopis of JGL, Inc., internationally recognized spa design and operations experts.

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Contact:

Kelly O’Reilly
(212)-891-0210/0208
kellyo@lhammond.com

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Also See: The Lodge at Woodloch, a $37-million Destination Spa in Pennsylvania, Set to Open; The Vision of John and Ginny Lopis / March 2006
Lyle J. Bolyard Joins The Lodge At Woodloch As Executive Chef / February 2006


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