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 Charles Burton Named Hotel Manager and John Hoover
Named Director of Food and Beverage at
The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia


Hot Springs, VA - November 8, 2004 - Charles Burton has been named Hotel Manager for The Homestead.  Burton, who has served as Rooms Division Manager since his arrival at The National Historic Landmark in 2000, was named by resort president, Brett L. Schoenfield.  He has been focused on providing a top-notch guest experience since he came on board at the resort.  However, as Hotel Manager, he will focus on key areas that touch every Homestead visitor and will provide the leadership necessary to insure the high standards of service and variety of amenity offerings are maintained at the luxury destination resort.

“We are very excited to have Charles in his new role, said Brett L. Schoenfield, president or The Homestead.  “Charles is a dedicated hospitality professional and is continually working to insure that we provide every guest, every time with the finest experience possible.”

Burton, a native of Austin, Texas, began his hospitality career at The Homestead’s sister property, Barton Creek resort in Austin Texas.  During his tenure at the famed Texas golf destination, he played a vital role in the resort’s growth and expansion.  He held positions as Conference Assistant Manager, Concierge/Bell Desk/Transportation Manager, Guest Services and Resort Security Director and Rooms Division Manager.  Burton served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve for 6 years and is a Certified Rooms Division Manager.  Burton, his wife, Stephanie and their two children, Chace (6) and Taylor (9) reside in the local community of Bath County and love the beautiful countryside found in the area.

Also, John Hoover has been named Director of Food and Beverage. Hoover, a native of Illinois, and for many years a resident of New Orleans, has focused much of his education and interest on a life-long passion for an outstanding culinary experience.  An avid traveler, enthusiastic Epicurean and knowledgeable wine connoisseur, he has spent much of his life benchmarking some the best dining experiences available.   Hoover and his wife Pamela had been regular guests of The Homestead until 1998, when he began consulting as the resort’s Historian.  He led The Homestead’s effort to more fully document and utilize its history and hospitality heritage.

“John possess a wealth of culinary expertise,” said Brett Schoenfield, president of The Homestead.  “He brings a real appreciation for the long-standing tradition of exceptional service and superior food quality here at the resort.  He has a true passion for The Homestead and a strong commitment to making the dining experience here a true reflection of our tradition for culinary excellence.”

“I have been deeply interested in fine food and wine throughout my life,” said Hoover.  “For well over two centuries our members and guests have appreciated the great value of The Homestead's culinary heritage, and it is a pleasure to be part of a team that knows its vital importance to the resort's continued growth and success.”

Hoover received his Masters Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and was active in the petroleum industry, as well as holding leadership positions in many civic and charitable organizations.  He and his wife Pamela moved to Hot Springs in 1997.  They plan to continue to reside there and enjoy the quality of lifestyle found in the stunning community and the surrounding Allegheny Mountains.

The Homestead
Eileen Judah/Mary Sanders
(540) 839-7786
Also See: Brett Schoenfield Named President of The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia / Aug 2004

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