The St. Regis Deer Valley Appoints Richard Wales as New General Manager

/The St. Regis Deer Valley Appoints Richard Wales as New General Manager

The St. Regis Deer Valley Appoints Richard Wales as New General Manager

|2019-11-20T12:53:21-05:00November 19th, 2019|

PARK CITY, UTAH – November 19, 2019 – The St. Regis Deer Valley, a five-star resort located on the slopes of Utah’s Deer Valley announced the appointment of Richard Wales as General Manager, effective December 2, 2019.  Richard brings more than 17 years of luxury hospitality experience to his new role overseeing all hotel operations for The St. Regis Deer Valley, one of the world’s most luxurious destinations.

Richard comes to The St. Regis Deer Valley from 1 Hotels in Miami Beach, Florida.  While there, he was instrumental in helping the hotel achieve a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating.  Wales also helped 1 Hotels Miami achieve the highest revenue, gross operating profit and net operating profit in the hotel’s history.  1 Hotels Miami is currently the #1 rated hotel in Miami on TripAdvisor.

Prior to 1 Hotels, Richard’s experience includes Director of Operations for Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley, California, and nearly six years in leadership roles at The St. Regis Aspen Resort where he initially served as the Director of Rooms and then as the Director of Operations.  Richard began his career in hospitality after attending Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia. He worked with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC for nearly a decade at international and domestic properties including locations in Dubai, Boston, Key Biscayne, San Juan, and the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard Wales to The St. Regis Deer Valley team.  Richard, renowned for his leadership, collaborative abilities and a reputation for unrivaled service, will be a dynamic addition to the hotel,”  said David Reis, CEO of Falcon Investors, LLC and managing partner of The St. Regis Deer Valley.

“The St. Regis brand is the exemplar of luxury and service worldwide.  I am honored to serve as General Manager of The St. Regis Deer Valley, and excited to return to the brand.  I look forward to utilizing my experience and passion for delivering memorable guest experiences, and to continue The St. Regis Deer Valley’s reputation for excellence,”  said Wales.

An avid outdoorsman, Richard enjoys skiing, fishing, skeet and trap shooting.  Mr. Wales and his family will reside in Park City, Utah.

About The St. Regis Deer Valley

The St. Regis Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, spans 12 acres and features 174 guest rooms, including exquisite one-bedroom suites and luxurious rooms which can be paired with the suites to form spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom combinations. Among the 174 rooms are 68 elegant Hotel Condominiums and 25 grand Private Residences. The most luxurious amenities of any mountain resort in the world are offered at The St. Regis Deer Valley; these include the only funicular at a North American resort, 24-hour Butler Service, multiple dining outlets including a fine dining restaurant, a family-friendly brasserie, al fresco dining, and the acclaimed St. Regis Bar, a 13,000-bottle Wine Vault, a 14,000 square-foot Reméde spa with heated pools, a Val d’Isere-style ski “beach,” and year-round recreational activities. The slope-side resort is located at Deer Valley Resort®, just one mile from Main Street in Park City and 39 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. SRDV Partners has engaged an affiliate of Marriott International, Inc. to manage the hotel on their behalf under the St. Regis® brand. For additional information, please access

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About The Residences at The St. Regis Deer Valley

The Residences at The St. Regis Deer Valley is owned by SRDV Partners, LLC, a partnership between Deer Crest Associates LLC (DCA) and Falcon SRDV Investors, LLC (FSI). DCA is the owner/developer of the 600-acre private, gated community of Deer Crest which is an integral part of Deer Valley®, while FSI is manager member of the ownership group, responsible for overseeing the development, construction, and asset management of The St. Regis Deer Valley and The Residences at The St. Regis Deer Valley | Snow Park. FSI is managed by Falcon Investors, LLC of Harrison, NY, which has overseen the project since it commenced construction in 2005.  Falcon Investors has over 75 years of combined real estate expertise specializing in the areas of hospitality, health care and residential development.

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About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

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