Richard McLennan Named New General Manager at Resort at Squaw Creek
Olympic Valley, Calif. - Hospitality veteran Richard McLennan has been named general manager of the AAA Four-Diamond Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, California. A graduate of Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne in Switzerland, McLennan, an avid skier, brings over 30 years of resort operations and management experience to the position, with specific ski and golf destination expertise.
Most recently, McLennan served as hotel manager for The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California. Originally a Four Seasons property, he successfully transitioned the property to an independent resort. For five years prior to his term at the Island Hotel, McLennan served as general manager of the St. Regis Aspen in Aspen, Colorado. He also served in management roles for nine years with Daufuskie Island Club and Resort, Quail Hollow Resort and Country Club, the Homestead, and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
"Richard has had a remarkable career in the hospitality industry," said Roger Beck, managing director for Resort at Squaw Creek. "His history of providing high levels of guest service while training great young managers make him the perfect person to lead Resort at Squaw Creek in the coming years."
"I'm excited to be here at Resort at Squaw Creek," said McLennan. "It's gratifying to return to a mountain environment, and this resort in particular, which has so much to offer." McLennan will oversee operations for the 405-room ski-in, ski-out property at the base of Squaw Valley USA, five miles from Lake Tahoe. The resort features four restaurants, a full-services spa, a championship golf course, tennis courts and the Mountain Buddies children’s program. Resort at Squaw Creek also features 33,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 14,750 square feet of exterior meeting space. McLennan replaces Stan Kantowski, who assumed the general manager position at sister Destination Hotels & Resorts property Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs.
About Resort at Squaw Creek
Resort at Squaw Creek is situated at the base of Squaw Valley USA, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. The mountainside North Lake Tahoe resort, which still sparkles from the near $55 million property-wide renovation more than a year ago, features 405 lavishly appointed residential-style guest rooms and suites; 33,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 14,750 square feet of outdoor space; an exclusive on-property chair lift accessing Squaw Valley USA's world-class ski terrain; a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course; a recently renovated spa and full-service salon; a comprehensive on-site summer recreational program for adults and kids alike; a 25-meter heated pool, kiddy and plunge pools, a 120-foot water slide and outdoor hot tubs; four distinct restaurants; exclusive boutique shopping; and Mountain Buddies, a fully-supervised children's activity program. Resort at Squaw Creek is a perennial AAA Four Diamond property, and is one of the "Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America," as selected by Conde Nast Traveler. The resort is a short five-mile drive to Tahoe City with access to Lake Tahoe, North America's largest alpine lake at 22 miles long and 12 miles wide.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Resort at Squaw Creek is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 11 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
Marc Sapoznik, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
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