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 John Murtha Appointed General Manager of
Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod
March 2006 (Brewster, MA) – Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod has announced the appointment of John Murtha as its new General Manager. A seasoned hospitality veteran with more than three decades experience in hotel management and marketing, as well as native roots in New England, Murtha will oversee all resort and club operations at the destination retreat.
The premier seaside resort on Cape Cod, Ocean Edge boasts an array of luxury accommodations, restaurants, recreational facilities and services, including an 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, USPTA-certified tennis facilities, a fully equipped fitness center, four dining venues, inventive Ocean EdgeVentures kids programs, an historic mansion, and a 700-foot slice of private beach on Cape Cod Bay.  Laid out over more than 400 acres with ready proximity to the Cape’s many highlights, Ocean Edge has long been a favorite of families and sporting types alike.
“John brings more than 30 years experience in the hotel and resort industry and we’re delighted to have him in charge at Ocean Edge,” said G. Michael Thomas, Regional Vice President of ClubCorp, the company that operates Ocean Edge Resort & Club. “His deep hotel management and marketing experience, combined with born-and-bred New England sensibility, make John a perfect fit for the resort. I’m certain he’ll benefit all of our Ocean Edge operations.”
“By any measure, Ocean Edge is an exceptional resort as well as a fitting presence on Cape, and I couldn’t imagine a more exciting property to be a part of,” said Murtha.  “I’m looking forward to being a part of Ocean Edge’s continued growth, as well as to working with its dedicated staff and the visionaries at ClubCorp.”
Prior to joining Ocean Edge, Murtha spent a decade as General Manager of three Sonesta Hotel properties, including Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston from 2000-2005; Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda from 1998-2000; and Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino Curaçao from 1995-1998.  Before that, he spent 1988-1995 in hospitality marketing as Vice President, Group Director with Irma S. Mann, Strategic Marketing, with clients including ITT Sheraton, Best Western, Historic Hotels of America, and others. Murtha got his start in the hotel industry in Washington, D.C. in 1975.
Active in an array of hospitality industry organizations, Murtha was honored as the Massachusetts Lodging Association’s Outstanding General Manager of the Year for large hotels in 2004 and currently is the president of the New England Inns and Resorts Association.
Murtha received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire, graduating Cum Laude in 1975. 
About Ocean Edge Resort & Club
Situated on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod is the Cape’s premier seaside resort. Relaxed and thoroughly inviting, the resort’s 335 rooms, suites and multi-bedroom villas rest comfortably on more than 400 naturally landscaped acres along historic Route 6A in Brewster, Massachusetts. Guests enjoy golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, and a beautiful 700-foot slice of private beach that is the perfect setting for swimming, strolling and family gatherings.
About ClubCorp
Founded in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp is the world leader in delivering premier golf, private club, and resort experiences. Internationally, ClubCorp's affiliates own or operate nearly 170 golf courses, country clubs, private business and sports clubs, and resorts. ClubCorp has more than $1.5 billion in assets. Among the company’s nationally recognized golf properties are Pinehurst in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina (North America’s largest golf resort, home to the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens); Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio (site of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational); Vista Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (site of the 2006 Champions Tour Puerto Vallarta Golf Classic); Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California (home of the Kraft Nabisco Championship); and The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia (America’s first resort founded in 1766). The more than 60 business clubs and business and sports clubs include the Boston College Club; City Club on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles; Columbia Tower Club in Seattle; Metropolitan Club in Chicago; and the City Club of Washington, D.C. The company’s 18,000 employees serve the nearly 200,000 member households and 200,000 guests who visit ClubCorp properties each year. 


Also See: Cape Cod's Ocean Edge Resort & Club Planning a $20 million Renovation; ClubCorp Contracted to Run the 335 room Resort / February 2006
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Builds 88 One-Bedroom Villas, Renovates Golf Clubhouse / Nov 2002


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