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Joe McCurdy Appointed Assistant General Manager of The Lodge
at Brainerd Lakes and Paul Bunyan Water Park
in Baxter, Minnesota
Baxter, MN – December 7, 2006 – Lodge Hotels & Resorts Management Company is pleased to announce Mr. Joseph McCurdy as the Assistant General Manager of The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes and Paul Bunyan Water Park in Baxter, Minnesota.
Mr. McCurdy comes to The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes with extensive Hospitality, Software Development and Training experience.  He has held various positions in the hospitality industry from Director of Convention / Audio Visual Services at the Heidel House Resort, Regional Director of Revenue Management for Sunstone Hotel Properties, to Director of Front Office Services, Director of Revenue Management and General Manager positions for Hilton Hotels.
“His knowledge of the industry and what it takes to run a first class resort hotel is second to none.  He will be a great asset to a very strong team at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes and Paul Bunyan Water Park hotel,” according to Joel Cairy, Managing Partner – Sales and Marketing of Lodge Hotels & Resorts, that owns and manages The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.  Mr. McCurdy’s responsibilities will include overseeing the Rooms Division, Housekeeping, Accounting and Water Park Operations.
“Joe is going to strengthen our existing management team.  I am looking forward to utilizing his substantial hospitality experience to enhance The Lodge as a leader in the Brainerd Lakes Area,” said Jim Benson, General Manager of The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, “We pride ourselves on customer service and Joe will play a large role in continuing that tradition.”
“Joe McCurdy has a long tenure in many aspects of the hospitality business and with my past experience of working with Joe, I am honored that he has chosen to join the Lodge Hotels & Resorts team,” according to Doug Rohde, Managing Partner – Operations and Development of Lodge Hotels & Resorts.
Lodge Hotels & Resorts is a regional hospitality development and management company that owns The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter, Minnesota and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, Wisconsin and manages Holiday Inn St. Paul East, Owatonna Grand Hotel and Conference Center and The Lodge Cabins at Pine Ridge Beach Resort.  The Lodge Hotels & Resorts facilities are famous for their relaxing northwoods atmosphere and modern amenities.  The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Lodge Hotels & Resorts flagship property, is the newest luxury hotel in the Brainerd Lakes area featuring the region’s largest indoor water park with state-of-the-art holographic tube and body slides.  Lodge Hotels & Resorts properties offer something for everyone—from family fun to a romantic weekend to an important meeting or event. 

Melia Nagel
Lodge Hotels & Resorts
6889 Rowland Road, Suite 100
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Phone:  952-294-2133


Also See: Developers Doug Rohde and Joel Cairy Open The 102 room Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park / September 2005

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