New regional director at Gemstone properties
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts named a new general manager and regional director over its Park City and Midway properties. Eric Clark, a 21-year veteran of the ski resort hospitality industry, has taken on the position of general manager at the two new Gemstone resorts while continuing his role as regional director of Utah and Colorado for Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC. Clark will oversee operations of three Utah properties The Sky Lodge in Park City, Homestead Resort and Zermatt Resort in nearby Midway and The Tivoli Lodge in Vail, Co.
"Eric has proven to be a valuable asset to Gemstone Hotels & Resorts and our staff, guests and owners," said co-founder and principal of Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, Jeff McIntyre, in a press release. "Given his significant accomplishments in elevating The Sky Lodge’s revenue while improving the guest, owner and employee experience, we have expanded his role in Utah to empower him to deliver that same positive impact and exceptional leadership to Zermatt and Homestead resorts."
Clark relocated to Park City in 2010 from his home in Colorado, joining Gemstone as general manager of The Sky Lodge. During his first year working with The Sky Lodge, he succeeded in increasing room revenues by 37 percent while earning Trip Advisor’s Traveler Choice Awards as the No. 14 spot in the country among hotels.
"Moving my family to Utah was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, both personally and professionally," Clark said. "It’s a privilege to take on this greater role with such a high-caliber management company like Gemstone and be involved with such unique properties."
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