The Historic Hotels of America Executive Committee has appointed Ron Morin, Vice-President and Managing Director of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa as their new chairman. Historic Hotels of America is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has identified more than 234 hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic architecture and ambience. To be selected for this program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as having historic significance.
“Ron Morin’s experience at Grove Park more than qualifies him to serve in this position,” said Craig Madison, President and CEO of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. “Ron knows every aspect of the hospitality business, having spent the last 26 years working his way up through the ranks. His tremendous involvement in so many community causes will also serve him well. We are very proud of Ron.”
“It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ron Morin as Chairman of the Historic Hotels of America Board of Advisors,” said Thierry Roch, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America. “Since agreeing to serve on our Brand Assurance Task Force in mid-2006, then joining our board in October 2006, Ron’s dedication, experience, leadership and passion for the Historic Hotels of America brand has helped shape and strengthen our brand. We look forward to the next two years with Ron at the helm.”
Morin celebrated his 26th year as a member of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa family in 2010. 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. He has been a member of the Resort’s Operations Committee for the past 10 years. As Vice-President and Managing Director, Morin is responsible for the 512 room resort that sits on 150 acres, and includes a Donald Ross designed golf course. He oversees a staff of almost 1,000 employees in areas as diverse as lodging, retail, food & beverage, golf, sports club membership and a commercial laundry.
Morin currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, and as a member of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Government Affairs Committee and Lodging Issues Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Asheville 23 and 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.
For more information, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.0050 or 828.252.2711; visit www.groveparkinn.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ewgrove and Facebook at www.facebook.com/groveparkinn.
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About The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is a four-diamond resort overlooking Asheville's skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Built in 1913, the Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America and among Travel + Leisure’s Top five Spa Resorts in the United States. Amenities include a world-class spa, Club Floor, award winning fine dining, Donald Ross golf course, tennis, swimming, sports complex, retail shops, nightly entertainment and children's programs. The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is proud to be the home of The National Gingerbread House Competition™.