BROOMFIELD, Colo.- August 26, 2009 – Vail Resorts Hospitality announced today that David Abraham has been chosen as the Vice President of Breckenridge Hospitality and General Manager of One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort. He will start his new position effective September, 1, 2009.
Abraham will assume the overall leadership of Breckenridge Hospitality. In addition, he will also lead the One Ski Place project as the General Manager overseeing all hotel operations including pre-opening activities. One Ski Hill Place is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.
Since November of 2007, Abraham has served as the Director of Engineering for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality leading critical initiatives including capital planning, property development and energy conservation efforts.
Abraham began his hospitality career working for Hilton Hotels and later with Marriott International where he held engineering leadership positions overseeing openings and renovations at seven properties located in New England, New York, Florida, Barbados, Mexico and Bermuda. For two years, he served on Marriott’s Engineering Advisory Board helping to shape the direction of engineering discipline for the worldwide hospitality corporation. In 1996, he transitioned into operations and assumed the position of Director of Operations and ultimately General Manager for the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester, England. Before accepting the position of Director of Engineering for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality, he had been the VP/General Manger of the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire, where he had been working on the development of a 40,000 sq. ft. Indoor Water Park, the largest in Northern New England.
“David has been integral to the success of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality over the last year and half. In his new role in Breckenridge, we know David will bring a commitment to delivering the premier guest experience,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Vail Resorts. “We welcome David to his new role within our company and look forward to his leadership in Breckenridge as we continue to elevate our hospitality collection with additions like One Ski Hill Place.”
Abraham will be relocating from the corporate headquarters in Broomfield to the Breckenridge area.
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resort hotels 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.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. Future RockResorts include: Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla. (scheduled to open in 2010); Balcones Del Atlántico, Dominican Republic (scheduled to open in 2010); One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo. (scheduled to open in 2010); The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt. (scheduled to open in winter 2011/2012); Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas (scheduled to open in 2012); and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos (scheduled to open in 2013).
Vail Resorts Hospitality
Vail Resorts Hospitality is comprised of the RockResorts collection of luxury hotels, Grand Teton Lodging Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and a number of owned or managed independently-flagged hotels including the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort & Spa in Vail, Colo.; Austria Haus Hotel in Vail, Colo.; The Inn at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colo.; The Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge, Colo.; Breckenridge Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge, Colo.; Village Hotel in Breckenridge, Colo.; The Inn at Keystone in Keystone, Colo.; and Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone, Colo. Vail Resorts Hospitality also manages approximately 2,000 condominium properties across the country with a concentration in the base villages of Vail Resorts’ five mountain resorts.