Mike McNeill Named General Manager for Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, New York

/Mike McNeill Named General Manager for Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, New York

Mike McNeill Named General Manager for Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, New York

|2016-07-27T14:25:44-05:00July 27th, 2016|

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016… The newly merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers, have formally announced the appointment of Mike McNeill as general manager for Doral Arrowwood located in Rye Brook, New York. Greg Champion, Co-President, made the announcement.

“It is indeed a pleasure to have Mike lead Doral Arrowwood,” said Mr. Champion. “He has brought with him a tremendous knowledge of the resort’s market opportunities for all business segments, in addition to broad hospitality operational experience. This is a return to Benchmark for Mike, who is well versed in our company’s signature ‘Be The Difference’ guest service culture.”

Mike McNeill was previously managing director for Dolce Norwalk of Norwalk, Connecticut. At the same time, he held regional responsibilities overseeing Dolce Palisades in Palisades, New York, Dolce Basking Ridge of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, which Benchmark had earlier repositioned to an open-market property, and Wyndham Hamilton Park located in Florham Park, New Jersey.

His new position represents a return to Benchmark for Mr. McNeill. Earlier in his career he held director of rooms and director of human resources positions for Benchmark properties in Virginia and California.

Mr. McNeil is a graduate of California State University-Chico. He and his family reside in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

About Doral Arrowwood Resort

Doral Arrowwood is located amid 114 wooded acres in Rye Brook (Westchester County), New York, just 30 miles north of New York City.  The 363-guestroom Doral Arrowwood is the only resort in the New York metropolitan area, and is an enchanting location for weekends of leisure, dazzling weddings and special events, important meetings and superb dining.  It is easily reached via various interstate highways linking the resort to New York and nearby Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as New York’s airports. 

The “Doral Executive Center” at Doral Arrowwood is newly available and includes 110,000 additional square feet of event space to accommodate small or larger gatherings of up to 174 people. This comprehensive environment contains a 174-seat amphitheater, two 50-seat amphitheaters, meeting and event rooms.  WiFi is available throughout and a professional, onsite audiovisual department provides the most modern production equipment. 

Doral Arrowwood also offers an Executive Boardroom that features a private dining room, butler service and a private concierge.  The resort’s inspirational teambuilding retreat programs include Project Excel, Paintball, and Corporate Olympics.  The property’s numerous recreational facilities can also be used for teambuilding exercises and for relaxation and socializing.  

Doral Arrowwood’s three restaurants, The Atrium, Mulligans Café and The Pub, draw both guests and locals.   The resort is a member of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and IACCwww.doralarrowwood.com/

Contact: Ken Ellens

[email protected]/201-758-2864

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by IACC, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.  Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests' needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com.  To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

About Gemstone Hotels & Resorts LLC

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, with offices in Stamford, Connecticut, and Miami Florida, Gemstone is a full-service management company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and complex resorts.  Gemstone currently manages 19 hotels and resorts throughout the United States.  For more information about Gemstone, please visit www.gemstoneresorts.com.

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