News for the Hospitality Executive
LITCHFIELD PARK, ARIZ. – (September 8, 2011) –Pyramid Resort Group has named George K. McGann as Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager of The Wigwam, the 331-room iconic independent Phoenix area resort that dates to 1918.
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, McGann brings unique insight and dynamic leadership to his new role with The Wigwam.
“George’s multi-faceted expertise ensures that the many exciting plans in store for this landmark destination resort will exceed the expectations of guests, employees and area residents,” said Richard A. Holtzman, Pyramid Resort Group Senior Vice President, Resort Operations and a long-time Scottsdale resident.
“The Wigwam has such a rich history. I’m honored to lead the team of hospitality professionals that will continue to restore this special resort as a welcoming and sustainable beacon in the Litchfield Park and West Phoenix communities,” said McGann. “A variety of experiences will showcase Arizona’s unique products for visitors, residents and our associates, from the weekly Farmers Market with its abundance of local ingredients, our inventive restaurant and banquet menus featuring seasonal produce, meats and Arizona wines, even our spa with treatments inspired by the Southwest. We look forward to being vital members of the community and strengthening the role that The Wigwam plays in daily life.”
Previously, McGann was Vice President, Managing Director for the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center. He was responsible for converting this 349-room hotel and its 30,000-square-foot IACC-certified Conference Center from an independent property to a Marriott and oversaw all operations, including initiating training programs that empowered management and associates and enhanced guest satisfaction.
McGann, his wife and young daughter are relocating to the Litchfield Park area from Atlanta. He looks forward to joining the community and becoming active in local industry organizations.
About The Wigwam
A designated "Historic Hotel of America,” The Wigwam is one of Arizona's iconic landmarks. With over 80 years of history, a new era began in early 2011 as The Wigwam unveiled a $7 million renovation to include a new pool complex with both adult and family areas, new restaurants and bars featuring al fresco dining and entertaining areas, and a variety of new social areas and event lawns. Situated on an estate-like setting, The Wigwam spans over 440 acres and features 331 casita-style guest rooms, including 72 suites, crafted from distinctive adobe architecture. The Wigwam also offers 54 holes of championship golf, a 25,000 square-foot Red Door Spa, four pools, and seven restaurants and bars. The Wigwam invites guests to create new traditions and lasting memories of their own by participating in a variety of daily activities from morning nature walks and Native American campfires to cooking classes, weekly farmer's markets and more. The Wigwam is located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, Ariz. in the West Valley of greater Phoenix. For more information, visit www.wigwamarizona.com or call (623) 935-3811 or (800) 327-0396.
About Pyramid Resort Group
Pyramid Resort Group is a new division of Pyramid Hotel Group, the Boston-based hotel management, asset management and project management firm that is the 5th largest hotel management company in the U.S. Established in June 2011, Pyramid Resort Group is a smart business evolution to enable the company to more aggressively target the resort business segment to help resort owners achieve greater profitability and value. The resort team is led by Richard A. Holtzman, Senior Vice President, who brings more than 30 years in the resort industry and accolades such as “Resort Executive of the Year” to this role. He was previously vice president of DMB, an Arizona-based real estate company, where he had both management and asset management responsibilities, including serving as president of the Kukui’ula Development Company, a new resort residential community in Hawaii on the Island of Kaua’i. Pyramid Resort Group is actively seeking management and asset management contracts in the U.S. and Caribbean and has the potential to co-invest in situations that it deems appropriate. www.pyramidhotelgroup.com
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