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MetWest Terra Hospitality Names Greg Hanss
as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

February 17, 2012 (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
- MetWest Terra Hospitality has announced the appointment of Greg Hanss as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With two-dozen years of experience earned at award-winning luxury hotels and resorts in Arizona and Colorado, Hanss now oversees all sales and marketing efforts for MetWest Terra Hospitality, including recruiting and developing talented marketing and sales professionals and devising innovative strategies to enhance the hotel group's bottom line.
 
"Greg has the knowledge, tools, drive and experience to take our sales and marketing efforts to a whole new level, and we're excited to have him leading our efforts as the company grows," said Jamie Yarrow, President of MetWest Terra Hospitality.
 
Hanss joins MetWest Terra Hospitality at an exciting time, with the company having recently added Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont and The Lodge at Tiburon, Hotel Abri, and Toll House in the San Francisco Bay Area to its growing portfolio. Hanss comes from InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he spent the past five years as opening Director of Sales & Marketing.
 
In early 2011, Hanss was recognized as a "Star of the Industry" when he was awarded "Manager of the Year, Medium Property" by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) for his work at Montelucia. 
 
Previously, Hanss worked as Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. During Hanss' tenure, the resort was a recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and ranked #1 amongst its competitive set in RevPar during the last five years. Hanss was similarly ranked #1 in his competitive set, with the property recognized as Four Seasons "Marketing Hotel of the Year" in 2005.
 
Hanss also gained management experience as director of sales & marketing for St. Regis Aspen from 1997-1998 and as director, travel industry sales at The Phoenician from 1992-1997. His first assignment was as national sales manager for The Phoenician starting in 1987.
 
Born in New York and raised in Phoenix, Hanss earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations & Marketing from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Hanss will be based at MetWest Terra Hospitality headquarters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

About MetWest Terra Hospitality

The MetWest Terra team is comprised of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. The team is led by Chairman Richard Hollander who builds upon nearly three decades of success founding and managing institutional investment strategies which at one point combined for total assets under management of over $80 billion.   President Jamie Yarrow brings two decades of experience with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. MetWest Terra's ability to attract the top talent in the industry has allowed the company to outperform its competition and earn substantial credibility. The Principals at MetWest Terra have previously held senior positions with a variety of noteworthy hospitality companies including Four Seasons, Rosewood and Fairmont as well as financial institutions including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bear Stearns & Co., and ING Real Estate Finance. The team often draws on past experiences and utilizes the best management practices of each of these distinctly unique companies in forming the standards of service and operation management style that define MetWest Terra Hospitality as a hotel management company for the 21st century. www.metwestterra.com
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Contact:

Julie Shamrock Rollend
Hawkins International PR
(212) 255-6541
Julie@hawkpr.com


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Also See: MetWest Terra Hospitality Adds Downtown San Francisco Boutique, the 91-room Hotel Abri, to its Management Portfolio / January 2012

MetWest Terra, New Owners of the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, California, Take Over Operations and Promise to Work with Local Community on Issues that May Affect its Neighbors / January 2012

Erik Dombroski Named as Director of Sales for the Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont / January 2012

MetWest Terra Hospitality Acquires Two California Boutique Hotels: The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon and Toll House in Los Gatos; Together with The Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Creating a Unique San Francisco Bay Area Collection / December 2011

MetWest Terra Hospitality Appoints Stefan Mühle as General Manager of the 63-room Casa Madrona in Sausalito, California / December 2011

MetWest Realty Advisors Acquires Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont; MetWest Terra Hospitality will Continue as Property Manager / August 2011

Steve Sicinski Appointed Executive Chef of Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont / May 2011

Terra Resort Group and MetWest Ventures Form New Hospitality Company: MetWest Terra Hospitality / September 2010

Aaron Black Appointed General Manager of Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont / August 2010

Terra Resort Group Assumes Management of Topnotch Resort and Spa, in Stowe, Vermont / June 2010
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