New GM for Two Hilton Hotels
Wednesday November 28th, 2012 - 2:12PM Y
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Pueblo of Pojoaque, NM—Hal Leonard has been named GM of Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, a 395-room golf resort, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Santa Fe-North, a 79-suite hotel, both located here. Leonard will oversee the day-to-day operations and report directly to Area Vice President, Ben Fusco.
Leonard has 17 years of senior management experience with Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hyatt and Harrah’s Entertainment. 15 of those years have been as a GM. He has also served on executive teams responsible for opening six domestic and three international hotels with Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and Harrah’s Entertainment.
His most recent role was as VP of lodging and property management with Canyons, Utah’s largest ski resort, where he managed operations for three properties: Grand Summit Hotel, Silverado Lodge and Sundial Lodge.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.