News for the Hospitality Executive
BRETTON WOODS, NH (November 19, 2012) - Omni Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Stephen Hilliard as Managing Director of the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods. A native of the White Mountains with personal ties to the resort, Hilliard arrives with extensive New England expertise and wide-ranging knowledge in management of multi-use properties and lifestyle communities. He oversees all operations at the historic all-season address, and will work to strengthen connections throughout the region - from advancing community and political relations to recruiting exceptional associates.
Raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire, and educated at local schools, Hilliard's roots run deep at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. His parents celebrated their 50th anniversary at the hotel; his father's factory crafted butcher block furniture for Bretton Woods Ski Area Base Lodge; and he worked at the resort during summers while pursuing a BS degree in Hotel Administration from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire.
"Over three decades in the business, Steve has become extraordinarily well-versed in all aspects of luxury hospitality," said Eric DeStefano, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Omni Hotels & Resorts. "His passion for hospitality, which began while he was growing up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, has now come full circle and taken him from resort desk clerk to Managing Director. We are thrilled to welcome him back to the resort."
Hilliard has over 30 years of experience encompassing multiple disciplines including: full service hotels and luxury resorts, vacation rental and the various forms of shared ownership, private and public golf and beach club operations, marinas and retail shops. He was most recently with The St. Joe Company, a publicly owned developer of resort lifestyle and residential communities and one of the largest private landowners in Florida. Recruited as Managing Director Resort & Clubs, he was promoted to Vice President Resort & Club Operations in 2007 and in 2011 became Senior Vice President, Operations with responsibility for more than $250 million in assets including the highly rated WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Hilliard resides in Bretton Woods with his wife Holly. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and horseback riding.
About the Omni Mount Washington Resort
The Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination inNew Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. In September 2009, Omni Hotels began management of the property, which is now home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire's largest ski area. Recent renovations unveiled a restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces. The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort's list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities. A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events. For more information, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnimountwashingtonresort.com.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guest on "A Total Departure" to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. Earlier this year, Omni's loyalty program was further expanded with the launch of the GHA Discovery® loyalty program expanding numerous benefits on a worldwide basis as a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and leading media outlets. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
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