CoralTree Hospitality Group Announces Several New Hires and Promotions in Operations, Commercial Services
Tom Luersen, president of CoralTree Hospitality, today announced several key new hires and promotions at the company including a new global sales director, spa and wellness director as well as home office operations and commercial services promotions.
"With our strategic growth, CoralTree is fortunate to seek new executives that align with our culture and values," added Luersen. "We're excited to announce several promotions and new hires that help us forward our efforts to grow the company in 2023. From a new corporate spa and wellness position to growing our global sales team, we are adding positions that set our home office and property teams up for success."
Operations New Hires & Promotions
Maggy Dunphy joins CoralTree Hospitality in the newly created position of senior director of wellness and spa operations. Dunphy has opened, re-imagined and envisioned spa and wellness programs at resort and city properties for more than 25 years. She has experience working with both independent and branded properties. Her passion is collaborating with owners, architects, interior designers and others to bring a concept to life by crafting the visual story as well as desirable places for work and play. Dunphy has put her mark on a wide range of properties coast-to-coast including Glade Springs Spa at Suncadia, The Spa at Cliff House in Maine and The Spa at Spruce Peak in Stowe. Dunphy is based remotely in Vermont.
John Drugan has been promoted to regional director of operations, openings and transitions for CoralTree. Drugan most recently was the general manager for CoralTree's Eddy Taproom & Hotel in Golden, Colorado. After a successful opening in 2021, Drugan grew the hotel's creative customer service initiatives which led the hotel to be ranked No. 1 in Golden by US News & World Report. In his new role, Drugan will be responsible for overseeing new hotel openings and transitions as well regional oversight of The Eddy, Galleria Park Hotel in San Francisco and Claridge House in Chicago. Drugan is based out of the home office in Colorado.
Commercial Services Team
Michelle Olewinski joins CoralTree as the newest global sales director overseeing the Midwest region. Olewinski brings extensive experience to the CoralTree team having held several different sales positions with some of the top luxury brands and independent hotels in key markets such as Chicago and Southern California. She most recently was director of national accounts for the Fairmont Hotel in Austin where she managed relationships with key vertical accounts such as Maritz, Abbott and First Trust. Olewinski is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is based remotely in Chicago.
The home office marketing team recently added Ashleigh Irving, CHDM as marketing director for the company. In her new role, Irving provides corporate support for several properties on the East Coast including the new Pier Sixty-Six Resort, which is slated to open in 2024, and Lake Nona Wave Hotel. She also supports several of the residential resorts in the company's collection such as Suncadia and Sunriver. Irving joined CoralTree from Wild Dunes Resort where she was marketing director and oversaw e-marketing, public relations, web development, social media and advertising for more than a decade. Irving is a graduate of West Virginia University and is based remotely in Charleston, S.C.