CARBONDALE, CO—Timbers Resorts has appointed Edward Shapard as managing director of hospitality. Edward has nearly two decades of hospitality experience in the Americas and Asia, and will bring an extensive background that spans all aspects of resort operations, according to the company.
“Edward has a wonderful sensibility and an exemplary background in the luxury and hospitality industry that will prove invaluable to the experiences we provide across our current portfolio and our plans to expand to new and exciting destinations across the world,” said Greg Spencer, Timbers Resorts CEO. “From overseeing creative food and beverage service in all of our properties, to crafting unique spa experiences and ensuring our golf offerings shine, we are in good hands with Edward and we look forward to taking our hospitality experiences to the next level with his leadership.”
Shapard joins Timbers Resorts from The St. Regis, Deer Valley where he has been a GM since 2013. He oversaw all operations at the 177-room resort and 24 residences, restaurant, bar, spa, and outdoor venues. He began his career at the Orchid Mauna Lani, Hawaii, and served in managerial positions at Starwood Hotels’ Westin and Sheraton properties. He then moved into management positions with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
In addition, the company is set to expand to Kiawah Island, SC, where they will develop the island’s first private residence club known as Timbers Kiawah – Ocean Club & Residences.