Grand View Lodge Appoints Dennis Wilson as General Manager

USA, Nisswa, Minnesota. September 21, 2022

Cote Family Destinations is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Wilson as the new general manager of Grand View Lodge Spa and Golf Resort.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dennis to the team," said Cote Family Destinations CEO Tom Juliano. "Dennis' unmatched regional experience in highly competitive markets across Minnesota and his proven track record in revenue growth and strategic leadership will unlock significant value for the property."

Wilson joins Grand View Lodge with over a decade of hospitality management experience in a series of leadership positions with Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and other corporations. Most recently, Wilson was general manager at Hyatt Regency Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., where he led turnaround efforts for the asset after a transition of ownership and management companies, significantly increasing revenue and changing the culture of the property by reinventing its fine dining restaurant and significantly improving overall customer service. Prior, he directed the opening of the Rand Tower Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. as general manager for the Marriott-operated Tribute Portfolio Hotel, which was nominated for Hotel Opening of the Year by Travel Magazine and Finance & Commerce Top Project of 2020, amidst the pandemic. In 2017, he was general manager at Double Tree by Hilton in St. Paul, Minn., delivering the most successful year in financials, customer service, customer loyalty and ambassador satisfaction in the hotel's history.

"I am honored to be part of the incredibly talented team at Grand View Lodge, a 750-acre lakeside destination two hours north of the Twin Cities," said Wilson. "My career has taken me to numerous hotels and resorts throughout the state, and I look forward to bringing the experience I've gained and my expertise of the market to this new role at this legacy property."

Grand View Lodge offers guests a year-round retreat on the shores of Gull Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area. In June 2022, the property debuted a newly renovated Glacial Waters Spa, boasting several new amenities including a state-of-the-art Himalayan salt room, Vichy shower room, new outdoor hot tub, additional treatment rooms and treatment offerings, and more. This summer, Grand View Lodge opened Crust Pizza and re-opened Cru Restaurant & Wine Bar with a new Mediterranean-inspired menu.

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