WASHINGTON, Conn., July 25, 2011-- The Mayflower Inn & Spa is pleased to announce Alan Kanders' and Warren Kanders' ownership of the five-star property as of July 12. Set in Connecticut's bucolic Litchfield Hills, less than two hours from New York City, the Mayflower Inn & Spa is a luxurious country house hotel featuring luxurious accommodations, beautiful gardens, outstanding cuisine and a destination spa.
Alan Kanders, a principal of Three Wall Capital based in New York City is a hotel owner and investor. Throughout his 25-year hospitality career Alan Kanders has invested in over 350 full service hotels throughout North America and Europe. These investments have included boutique and resort properties and totaled over $7.8bn of investments. Prior to founding Three Wall Capital, Alan Kanders was a Managing Director with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. During his tenure with Lehman Brothers Alan was instrumental in financing numerous five star properties including Ritz Carlton's and other independent upscale hotels.
Warren Kanders a Greenwich, Connecticut based financier serves as Executive Chairman of Black Diamond Equipment, Inc., a leading manufacturer of branded outdoor lifestyle equipment. He is also a partner in Isle de France, Saint-Barths a world class seaside hotel. Warren Kanders is a Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall School in Wallingford, Connecticut and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
Commenting on his new role, Alan Kanders said, "I am excited to build upon the Mayflower's iconic reputation. Investing in the property to grow our business and further enhance it overall, will be a priority."
Onsite management at the Mayflower Inn & Spa will continue. John Trevenen, who has served as General Manager since 1992, will oversee the property's consistent and unparalleled attention to luxuriant detail and personalized service. Of the Kanders appointment, Trevenen stated, "I look forward to working closely with our active new owners who will elevate the Mayflower experience for all guests. Their vision and innovation will improve upon our internationally acclaimed property." Director of Sales Christine Afiouni, a 12 year Mayflower veteran, will also continue in her role at the Mayflower.
The property currently holds the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, and has been honored by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. For more details on the Mayflower Inn & Spa or to make a reservation, call 860-868-9466 or visit www.mayflowerinn.com.
About the Mayflower Inn & Spa
Located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, less than two hours from New York City, the 30-room Mayflower Inn & Spa is a destination spa and country house hotel nestled among 58 acres of gardens. The Relais & Châteaux designated property, also a long-time recipient of the coveted Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, offers luxurious accommodations in a picturesque setting, surrounded by 3,000 acres of nature preserve. With its 20,000 square-foot destination spa, classic dining experiences featuring seasonal menus, delectable spa cuisine and state-of-the-art Teahouse meeting space, The Mayflower provides the perfect retreat for everything from a restorative spa escape to a quick getaway.
Katie Barr Cornish
Lou Hammond & Associates
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