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David Sudduth Named Director of Sales and Marketing for
DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge; Brandy Sawyer Assumes Role of
Director of Sales and Marketing for Breckenridge Hospitality

Breckenridge, Colo. – October 20, 2011 – Recent developments within Breckenridge Hospitality including the opening of One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort and the soon to open DoubleTree by Hilton™ Breckenridge, have brought with them exciting changes in the sales and marketing teams. The DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge appointed David Sudduth, who has been the director of sales and marketing for Breckenridge Hospitality for five years, to the same position at the new resort. In his place, Breckenridge Hospitality has hired Brandy Sawyer to oversee group, catering and leisure sales for the destination’s lodging operation.
Most recently, Brandy served as corporate director of sales for Sage Hospitality in Denver, Colorado where she executed strategy for the properties within the portfolio. Previously, she held a number of positions within Sage Hospitality and Marriott International, including director of sales and marketing for Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center and senior sales manager for Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown. Before his role with Breckenridge Hospitality, David spent nine years at Keystone Resort as group sales manager and associate director of sales. He has 23 years of hospitality industry experience.
“I am very pleased to welcome Brandy Sawyer to the Breckenridge Hospitality team. With her experience working for top hotel brands, I know she’ll bring strong leadership to the group,” said David Abraham, Vice President of Breckenridge Hospitality. “David Sudduth continues to be an important part of the team here and I am confident in his success working on the new DoubleTree by Hilton.” 
For more information, visit or call 1-888-400-9590 for reservations. Follow Breckenridge Hospitality and Vail Resorts on Twitter: @StayBreck and @VailResortsNEWS or Facebook:
About Breckenridge
With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, two half pipes, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, the Gold Runner Coaster, and an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, Breckenridge definitely stands out from the rest.  Our authentic, Colorado town has over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, so you’re destined to find a good time in this unique, yet casual atmosphere. Breckenridge Hospitality consists of properties including One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort; Crystal Peak Lodge; Mountain Thunder Lodge; Village at Breckenridge Resort and the new DoubleTree by Hilton, Breckenridge (formerly Great Divide Lodge).  Join us this winter for our 50th Anniversary, where celebrations, promotions and fun will abound all season-long!
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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Also See: Vail Resorts Enters Franchise Agreement Bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton to Breckenridge, Colorado; Currently the Great Divide Lodge, Property to Undergo Conversion and will Rebrand as DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge / July 2011

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Vail Resorts Names Paul G. Toner Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality / September 2009

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