• Montana Ranch & Colorado Resort Announce New Hires & Promotions

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Montana Ranch & Colorado Resort Announce New Hires & Promotions

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Montana Ranch & Colorado Resort Announce New Hires & Promotions

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 

Snavely’s appointment is the culmination of 24 years of service to Triple Creek Ranch, most recently working as assistant general manager and previously overseeing the horseback riding program and grounds.

Groups can enjoy beautiful scenery, wildlife and outdoor experiences year-round, along with the rustic elegance of private log cabins, cuisine by Executive Chef Jacob Leatherman and personalized service. The ranch has been named the #1 Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure and is a Wine Spectator “Best of, Award of Excellence” winner for 10 consecutive years.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley in Colorado has hired Danielle McNair as director of sales and marketing and Catherine Dierolf as a leisure sales manager. 

McNair joins The Westin Riverfront from Viceroy Snowmass, another luxury Colorado resort managed by East West Hospitality and where she most recently served as director of business development. Her diverse hospitality experience includes roles in catering, event design and sales and marketing at several top Colorado companies, including Vail Resorts, Vail Valley Partnership and Sonnenalp Resort of Vail. McNair has lived in the Vail Valley for more than 20 years and holds the Certified Hospitality Sales Professional Certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Dierolf previously spent more than six years working for Vail Resorts, starting as a certified snowboard instructor before becoming a leisure hospitality sales coordinator.

The Westin Riverfront features 230 guest residences and 7,500 square feet of meeting and event space as well as amenities such as Spa Anjali, an athletic club and a year-round outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs. 

Larger communities host citywides, while mountain resorts are more about “villagewides.” Taking this concept to heart, Beaver Creek has introduced a new collaborative website to help meeting planners envision multi-venue and multi-hotel meetings and events for groups of 150 to 1,500 guests at the Colorado ski resort and to submit RFPs. 

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Theron Gore was recently named the chief marketing officer for East West Hospitality.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?