News for the Hospitality Executive
Stan Kantowski Named General Manager of the Miramonte
Resort & Spa,
Indian Wells, California
(Indian Wells, Calif.)— Greg Miller, vice president and managing director for Destination Hotels & Resorts, announced that Stan Kantowski recently was named general manager of the Miramonte Resort & Spa, a Mediterranean-inspired desert resort in one of the country’s most affluent communities. In his new position, Kantowski will lead the resort’s team and continue to oversee the extensive $16 million transformation of this luxury property, making Miramonte a truly one-of-a-kind retreat for leisure visitors as well as expanding service for conference and meeting attendees.
“It’s is our pleasure to welcome Stan to Miramonte Resort & Spa,” said Miller. “He has earned a reputation for his loyalty and hard work and we all look forward to his leadership at Miramonte.”
Kantowski brings an impressive range of experience from his 19 years of working in the hotel industry. Prior to his arrival at Miramonte Resort & Spa, Kantowski served as the general manager at the Resort at Squaw Creek where he was instrumental in repositioning the property’s traditional resort accommodations as a condominium-hotel. With his determination and attention to detail, Kantowski was also led a $60 million property improvement project at the Resort at Squaw Creek. In addition, Kantowski’s experience includes: acting as general manager of the newly constructed Magnolia Hotel in Houston, director of operations at Sunriver in Oregon, director of restaurants at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, and similar food & beverage and finance positions at La Quinta Resort and Club and the Hyatt Regency Kauai.
As general manager of Miramonte, Kantowski will oversee more than 225 staff members, 215 rooms and a world-class spa. Kantowski also will help complete the property’s additional renovations, which will include a new upscale, yet causal destination restaurant; continued enhancement of the guest rooms, including the installation of flat-screen TVs; a new entrance and arrival experience, and a new pool concept uniting the famed WELL Spa and the grand pool.
“I’m looking forward to working with our excellent staff to continue to make Miramonte the premier resort destination it is,” says Kantowski. “Focusing on the completion of the impressive renovations and making the community a part of the process by encouraging their input and creating unique experiences for them through our great amenities and services are among my primary goals.”
With an impressive educational background that includes a doctorate in Business Administration from University of Southern California, a master of science degree in Education from Loyola University — as well as being fluent in English, Polish, and Italian.
Miramonte Resort & Spa brings the spirit of the Mediterranean to the California desert community of Indian Wells, just minutes from Palm Springs. The intimate village, featuring THE WELL Spa, Coachella Valley’s only Mobil-rated destination spa, and Mediterranean-inspired Ristorante Brissago, offer guests an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary environment. Whether a stay at Miramonte Resort & Spa is for serious business or pure pleasure, it is sure to be a memorable one. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit www.miramonteresort.com.
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
MIRAMONTE RESORT & SPA
|Also See:||Destination Hotels & Resorts to Acquire the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California from Marcus Hotels / November 2004|
|Richard McLennan Named General Manager at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, California / October 2007|