News for the Hospitality Executive
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Appoints Brett Sundstrom
as Managing Director
and Ed Svitak as Director of Sales and Marketing
(LAKE GENEVA, WI; August 26, 2010)ó Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is proud to announce the appointments of Brett Sundstrom as managing director and Ed Svitak as director of sales and marketing, effective immediately. Sundstrom and Svitak bring more than 50 years of combined experience to their positions at the Grand Geneva and collaborate to ensure that the AAA Four Diamond resort maintains its prominent reputation as one of the premier vacation destinations in the Midwest.
Managing Director Brett Sundstrom
Sundstrom joined Marcus Hotels and Resorts in 2008, when he started as the general manager of the Xona Resort Suites in Scottsdale, Ariz. In his role as managing director of the Grand Geneva, he supervises more than 1,200 associates and ensures efficient operations of the resortís various divisions, which range from ski and spa to dining and meetings. Prior to his tenure with Marcus Hotels, Sundstrom served as general manager both for the Adamís Mark Tulsa and the Four Diamond Doubletree Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place in Tulsa, Okla. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sundstrom began his career in the hospitality industry by working with Outrigger Lodging Services at luxury hotels that included Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood and Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Ariz., among others.
Director of Sales and Marketing Ed Svitak
A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Svitak comes to the Grand Geneva after holding senior-level sales and marketing positions at prestigious resorts and hotels across the country, including a 13-year role as the vice president of sales and marketing at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs. In his new position, Svitak now oversees the sales and marketing operations for the Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark. His main responsibilities include increasing revenue while streamlining operations at each of the venues. Most recently, Svitak served as the director of sales and marketing for the historic Ambassador East Hotel in Chicagoís Gold Coast neighborhood. Throughout his career, he has also directed the sales and marketing efforts for various hotels owned by White Lodging in Chicago, as well as for properties in Southern California under the direction of the Marriott Corporation.
About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-winning all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/18-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; three restaurants; and a 4,100-square-foot executive airport.
Grand Geneva recently completed property-wide renovations, which included improvements to all guest accommodations, the outdoor pool deck and WELL Spa + Salon, and the addition of Embers Terrace, an outdoor fireplace experience.
Additional accommodations on property include the family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge, featuring the 50,000-square-foot Moose Mountain Falls indoor/outdoor waterpark, 3,600-square-foot arcade, 3,500-square foot ballroom, and family barbecue restaurant. Grand Geneva is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS). For more information or reservations, call toll free (800) 558-3417 or visit www.grandgeneva.com.
GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA
|Also See:||Ed Svitak Named Director of Sales & Marketing for the Marriott Chicago Midway Airport / March 2006|
|Marcus Hotels and Resorts Re-launches Resort Suites Scottsdale as Xona Resort Suites Following a Multi-million-dollar Renovation / October 2008|