Suncadia Resort Appoints Hank Thiess as General Manager of Hospitality Operations

CLE ELUM, WA. November 22, 2017- Suncadia Resort, a Destination Hotel, is happy to announce that Hank Thiess has recently been appointed General Manager of Hospitality Operations at the Pacific Northwest property. Located outside of Seattle in the Cascade Mountain region, Thiess will manage the resort’s staff and services in addition to overseeing profitability and operations.

Hank Thiess joins the Suncadia Resort team after recently working at the Wintergreen Resort & Club in Wintergreen, Virginia, where he served as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the 235-unit lodge for the last nine years. With over 25 years of experience working in the hospitality and recreation industry, Thiess brings in-depth knowledge of resort services, guest relations and a progressive management style that has helped him in former roles at properties that include Durango Mountain Resort, where he was also COO and General Manager.

"The majority of my career has combined two passions, hospitality and enjoying the great outdoors, which made the decision to join Suncadia Resort and Destination Hotels an easy one, " says Thiess. “The property’s curated recreation program, unique and varied accommodation options, and proximity to some of the most breathtaking spots in the state make it an ideal vacation destination. I am looking forward to working with the team here to showcase that further and provide the best guest experience possible."

Over the course of his career, Thiess has managed several multi-faceted properties including ski mountains, homeowner associations, and even acted as the Director of Ski School at Keystone Resort in Colorado. His well-rounded expertise and forward style of leadership are integral parts of his success at the hotels and resorts where he has worked.

"We are thrilled to have Hank become part of the Destination Hotel family and know that he will lead the team at Suncadia Resort with passion and enthusiasm, ” says Roger Beck, Managing Director of Suncadia Resort. “His deep understanding of the hospitality industry and love for enjoying outdoor recreation make him a perfect match for our Pacific Northwest haven.”

About Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located 80 miles east of Seattle on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains, the 6, 400-acre Suncadia, A Destination Hotel, features 254 guest suites and penthouses, a variety of upscale rental homes, several dining options, LEED Silver-Certified spa, three championship golf courses - Prospector, Rope Rider and Tumble Creek Club - swim and fitness center and conference facility. As Washington’s premier all-seasons mountain destination, Suncadia offers unlimited recreational activities throughout the year, including hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding along with cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, tubing and snow shoeing. For more information on Suncadia, visit Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States and Caribbean. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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