The Osprey At Beaver Creek, A RockResort, Appoints Joe Kelley as General Manager
Beaver Creek, CO – January 13, 2010
– Joe Kelley, a 15-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been appointed general manager of The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort
– the closest ski-in/ski-out hotel to a chairlift in North America. In his new position, Kelley will oversee operations of the 47-room hotel that opened in December 2008, and is known for its chic design, personalized service and playful amenities.
Kelley joins The Osprey from fellow RockResort property, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, NM, where he was director of operations of the 157-room award-winning resort. During his tenure, he oversaw guest satisfaction and service levels, instituting new procedures and processes to increase satisfaction scores. Prior to joining RockResorts in 2007, Kelley spent eight years with Sandals Resorts, holding management positions at Caribbean locales, including Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa, and Sandals Antigua Beach Resort & Spa. Previously, Kelley gained leadership and F&B experience during tenures held at Radisson Aruba Caribbean Resort, and The Elms Resort, Conference Center and Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
“As The Osprey embarks on its second winter season, we are excited to welcome Joe to the leadership team of this premier Beaver Creek resort,” said Paul Toner, senior vice president and chief operating officer of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality. “His dedication to the guest experience combined with his hospitality industry knowledge will undoubtedly solidify The Osprey’s reputation as the area’s most dynamic, enticing, and service-oriented boutique resort.”
Redefining slopeside style, The Osprey at Beaver Creek opened in December 2008. The Osprey offers sophisticated alpine-chic design, 47 luxurious accommodations, a hotspot social scene, and posh-yet-playful services and amenities. Its trendy Osprey Lounge offers custom cocktails and a tapas-style menu with options such as lobster nachos and deep fried snicker bars. Hotel service highlights include après ski mixology lessons, a Wii entertainment center in the lobby lounge, personal ski valets to cater to guests’ every whim, and a pool deck with outdoor lounge seating, a fire pit and full bar service.
For more information about The Osprey at Beaver Creek, visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 866-614-ROCK (7625).
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; and Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica. www.rockresorts.com
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com
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