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Todd D. Scholl Named as Director of Sales for the
Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI. FEBRUARY 1, 2012 - Todd D. Scholl was recently appointed Director of Sales for the Elms Hotel & Spa.  The Elms is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and is scheduled to reopen April 2012.  A native Iowan, Scholl is excited to be closer to home after spending time recently in Tulsa, OK at the Hyatt Regency. 
Prior to the Hyatt he spent almost seven years with The Peabody Little Rock, an AAA Four-Diamond property, where he helped them achieve the Forbes Four Star designation in 2009. He is a consummate hospitality sales manager, who draws on over 20 years of experience in the field.  Before joining The Peabody Little Rock, Scholl was director of sales and marketing for the Canterbury Hotel in Indianapolis, a position he held for four years.
Scholl´s overall sales background and experience at various meeting and convention hotel properties make him a valuable asset to the development and growth of The Elms Hotel & Spa in the industry. He is keenly aware of the vagaries of modern-day sales and marketing trends and is ready to introduce the Elms to regional audiences in Des Moines, Omaha, Wichita and NW Arkansas.
Under Scholl´s leadership, there are working plans on the table to establish Excelsior Springs as the definitive incentive and retreat destination in the Midwest.  At the same time, he is ensuring that The Elms is on every meeting planner´s "A" list for intimate retreats, training meetings and of course legendary social events.
Scholl has won many awards and accolades: Dale Carnegie Highest Award for Achievement, 1995; General Manager of the Year, 1997, Signature Inns, Inc.; Max PR Award for Branding, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, 2003; Indianapolis Business Journal, "Who´s Who in Hospitality 2003." Forbes Four Star-Peabody Little Rock 2009.

He lives in North Kansas City with his wife, Michele, and sons Tanner and Tate.

The Elms Hotel and Spa is currently closed for a multi-million dollar renovation and will re-open in April 2012.  Renovation updates and photos can be found on Facebook. Once complete, the Elms will once again be the Grand Dame of the past and serve as a destination for both leisure and business travelers.

The hotel is currently taking reservations for April 2012 and beyond.  To make a reservation or for more information on The Elms Hotel & Spa, visit . Hard hat tours are available by appointment.  To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 630-5500 or 1-800-THE ELMS.

About Widewaters
The Elms Hotel and Spa is owned by Widewaters Excelsior Springs Company, LLC and operated by Widewaters Hotels, LLC affiliates of The Widewaters Group, Inc., a premier real estate development and management firm headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.  Throughout its history, Widewaters has developed and/or acquired 20 hotels located in 9 states and 2 Canadian provinces and maintains a portfolio of 50 retail properties located in 14 states.  Widewaters has several hotel, retail and mixed use projects under development or planned for the next 2 years.  For more information, please visit

Keith Winge
Phone: 816-522-4362


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