Friday, April 9, 2010

Grove Park Inn Announces VP and Managing Director

(March 25, 2010) -- Ron Morin was promoted to Vice President and Managing Director of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa today. Morin celebrated his 25th year as a member of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa family in 2009. Beginning as a line staff employee in Food & Beverage in 1984, he has worked in many areas of the resort in both hourly and management positions. Morin has been a member of the Resort’s Operations Committee for more than 10 years. As Vice President & Managing Director, Morin is responsible for the 512 room resort, which sits on 150 acres and includes a Donald Ross designed golf course. He oversees a staff of more than 900 employees in areas as diverse as lodging, retail, food & beverage, golf, sports club membership and a commercial laundry.

“Please join me in congratulating Ron on this well deserved promotion,” said Craig Madison President &  Chief Executive Officer of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. “I know of no other industry where someone can start in an entry level position and rise to the top of the organization. It's one of the great things about our hospitality industry.”

Morin has worked with Historic Hotels of America (HHA) since 2005 and currently serves as vice chairman. In October 2010, he will become the chairman of HHA. Morin also serves as a Vice Chairman of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, a board member of The Health Adventure / Momentum Science Museum and as a board member of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, as well as its Government Affairs Committee and Lodging Issues Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Asheville 23 and is a Certified Rooms Division Executive with the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Morin lives in Flat Creek with his wife Anna, son Eric and daughter Alexandra.

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