March 24, 2011 - Harry Lunt moves down the street to reopen the famous The Cheshire Inn as General Manager for (LHM) Lodging Hospitality Management. The Cheshire is scheduled to reopen in July after a multi-million dollar refurbishment.
Lunt most recently spent the last two years opening The Moonrise Hotels (Part of Desires Hotels) where he held the title of Director of Sales & Marketing.Lunt has worked in various sales and operations positions including Director of Food & Beverage for The St. Louis Blues, GM of Grand Prix Speedways, along with manager and Director positions with the St. Regis in Dana Point, the St. Regis in Aspen, The Lodge & Spa in Cordillera, along with The Waldorf=Astoria in NYC.
Mr. Lunt is a seasoned travel and hospitality executive. Lunt spent the first twelve years of his career traveling to 133 countries with Intrav, the St. Louis based International Travel Company (formerly owned by Mr. Barney Ebsworth); with The five-star, five-diamond Renaissance Cruise Line as Director of Guest Services, and as a Regional Sales & Marketing Director, with Royal Olympic Cruise Lines.
Lunt started with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 1999, where he earned the North American Award for excellence in Catering & Convention Services in his first year with Westin. The following year, Lunt was then hand-picked to open the prestigious St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA. As an opening Director, Lunt and his team of over 100 earned the coveted five-star, five-diamond award given to only a rarified few. Lunt has held Senior Sales and Director of Operation positions (and won prestigious awards) at some of the highest ranked hotels and resorts in the nation, including the St. Regis, Aspen and Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in the Vail Valley, and perhaps the greatest of them all the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
Additionally, Lunt’s background is wide reaching, holding such titles as Director of Food & Beverage: Club, Suites & Catering for the St. Louis Blues and Scottrade as well as General Manager of Grand Prix Speedways. Most recently, Harry opened Joe Edward’s newest development, the Moonrise Hotel, as Director of Sales and Marketing. Harry was instrumental in helping the hotel achieve various benchmarks such as top ratings on TripAdvisor.com. Lunt is now working on opening the storied Cheshire, (the first phase of the project) and is assembling a team which will bring excitement back to 6300 Clayton Road. You can contact Mr. Harry Lunt, General Manager of The Cheshire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cheshire Inn
6300 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO 63117
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Louis' Cheshire Lodge - an English Tudor-Style Inn / May 2010