Aspen, CO – May 6, 2019 – Heather Steenge-Hart has been promoted by Marriott International to Area General Manager, Luxury Mountain Resorts – Western region. Following significant success in her role as General Manager at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Heather will now manage The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, The St. Regis Deer Valley, the soon-to-open W Aspen, in addition to her present hotel.
Heather’s industry tenure spans over 20 years, beginning in her native homeland of Canada, at The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. A promotion to Director of Rooms soon followed, bringing her to the U.S., for The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Leadership promotions continued for Heather in the west and across several territories and brands including: The Westin Century Plaza Hotel, The St. Regis Los Angeles/Beverly Hills, The Four Points and Days Inn Portland, and Dual‐GM of W Chicago Lakeshore and W Chicago City Center.
In Heather’s present role at The St. Regis Aspen and in the history of the resort, she has driven all hotel metrics to their peak levels, achieving highest ADR, RevPAR, RevPAR Index, GOP, EBITDA and F&B Margin. Her hotel has achieved Best in Class for Meeting Planner Satisfaction and substantially improved Guest Satisfaction metrics. Her performance excellence earned her both General Manager of the Year, Western Region and General Manager of the Year, The Americas in 2016.
"We are thrilled to have such a talented leader on our team. Heather brings exceptional luxury insights and expertise in managing premier properties in several of the world’s top mountain destinations,” said Liam Doyle, Area Vice President, Luxury, Western Region. “Heather has been instrumental this past year, assisting ownership and Marriott’s development, design and brand teams for the pre‐opening of W Aspen, slated to open its doors Summer‐2019 and we look forward to watching her continued success.”
An active member of the local Aspen community, Heather serves on the board and Public Relations Committee for Aspen Chamber and Resort Association and The Aspen Junior Hockey Association. Heather graduated from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a minor in Finance.