News for the Hospitality Executive
Owners Mark and Gwenn
Snider Appoint James Holmes as General Manager
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts – April 27, 2012 – Mark and Gwenn Snider, owners of the highly anticipated Nantucket Hotel & Resort, are pleased to announce the appointment of James “Jamie” Holmes as the hotel’s General Manager. The 60-room property, which is a rebirth of the iconic Point Breeze Hotel, will welcome its first guests this summer.
In this role, Holmes will be responsible for the successful opening, subsequent performance, and day-to-day operations of Nantucket Island’s last grand-dame resort dating from 1891. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort will feature carefully appointed modern comforts set in the property’s original 19th century architectural style. This quintessential New England, all-season resort will feature the largest ballroom on the island, offer a complimentary children’s program, swimming pool and children’s pool, fitness facility, and café.
Holmes brings a wealth of experience to this position with a career spanning close to 25 years. He has held numerous General Manager positions for leading hotel companies, including The Ritz-Carlton and The Crowne Plaza, and small luxury properties like The Resort at Paws Up in Montana; the Biras Creek Resort in Virgin Gorda, BVI; and the Peter Island Resort & Yacht Club on Peter Island, BVI. Most recently, Holmes transformed the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in the Nevis West Indies into an award-winning luxury boutique hotel.
“We are thrilled to have Jamie join us as General Manager at The Nantucket as his expertise has contributed to the success of renowned properties around the world,” said Mark Snider. “We are confident that The Nantucket will offer the same high-standards of luxury and service as its sister property on Martha’s Vineyard, The Winnetu.”
Jamie Holmes is a graduate of the University of Florida and currently resides in Nantucket with his wife, 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old twin girls. As an avid bike rider and self-taught photographer, Holmes enjoys capturing the stunning scenery offered on the island.
For more information about The Nantucket, call toll free at 1-866-807-6011 or visit www.thenantucket.com.
35 East 21st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
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