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Dennis Barquinero Appointed General Manager at the Blantyre,
a Mobil 5-Star Resort in Massachusetts
Lenox, MA: December 15, 2006 - Blantyre is pleased to announce the arrival of Dennis Barquinero as the exclusive resort’s new general manager. Mr. Barquinero arrives in time to help Blantyre launch its second successful season of winter operations. 

Mr. Barquinero is a well-known Berkshires native who has a long association with Blantyre’s owner, Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, and the entire Fitzpatrick family. He previously worked at the Red Lion Inn and the Porches Inn at Mass MoCa, other highly regarded Fitzpatrick properties. He actually began his career in hospitality by working at the Red Lion Inn during high school and college summer breaks. 

Mr. Barquinero’s extensive professional experience with luxury resorts and his long association with the Berkshires will help Blantyre continue its tradition of superior service to guests. Mr. Barquinero is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester and attended Cornell University’s Professional Development Program for hospitality industry executives. Most recently, he was general manager of two luxury hotels operated by Nantucket Island Resorts: the White Elephant and Harbor House Village.

Now open year round, Blantyre is in the midst of a dramatic enhancement of its luxury resort amenities. New dimensions of the guest experience include a private full-service spa, an outdoor ice rink, and a 12,000-bottle wine cellar. 
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Blantyre has been gratified by the initial enthusiastic response from guests, many of whom have expressed interest in reserving Blantyre’s entire property for reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, corporate events and other special occasions during the winter season. 

“Dennis shares our passion for perfection and our dedication to our guests,” said  Ann Fitzpatrick Brown upon announcing the new appointment. “Operating year-round provides us with a wonderful opportunity to discover new ways of enjoying this remarkable setting in the fall and winter months. We are thrilled to have Dennis’ expertise and energy as Blantyre embarks on an exciting new era in our history. We know Dennis will carry forward the tradition of excellence so fundamental to my family.”

Commenting on his new responsibilities, Mr Barquinero said, “I am thrilled that my return to the Berkshires is at Blantyre, regarded by so many as the premier luxury property of the region, and I am excited by all the new things happening here. I look forward to working closely with Ann Fitzpatrick Brown to extend and expand Blantyre’s unparalleled reputation for providing the ultimate in guest services.”

Blantyre is a grand country estate in the classic British tradition, with 25 guest suites and a talented staff of 100, now offering comprehensive service year round. Blantyre is part of the Relais and Chateaux global network of exclusive resorts, and is one of the select few Mobil 5-Star resorts in the northeast United States. 

Contact:

Blantyre
16 Blantyre Road
Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240
Telephone: (413) 637-3556
www.blantyre.com

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Also See: The 2007 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 37 Hotels and 16 Restaurants; Also 117 Hotels and 145 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / November 2006
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