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October 11, 2018

New team leads Woodstock Inn & Resort

New team leads Woodstock Inn & Resort

WOODSTOCK—The Woodstock Inn & Resort Corporation is under new leadership.

After Gary Thulander resigned as general manager this summer, the Woodstock Foundation Trustees Director Douglas Horne announced the formation of a new senior management team to lead future enhancement of guest services.

John Hallowell was appointed president and managing director of the inn, Paul Ramsey was appointed general manager and  Courtney Lowe was appointed vice president of marketing and business development—a newly created position.

“We created these senior roles to expand awareness and grow business for the greater destination of Woodstock in a way that honors the legacy of founder Laurance S. Rockefeller, to balance community, commerce, and respect for the land,” said Horne.

Under the new team, Hallowell will oversee the resort’s relationship with and commitment to the community that includes coordinating efforts with Billings Farm and Museum as well as enhanced offerings at the resort.  He will also be responsible for overall asset management and human resources.

General Manager Ramsey, the current director of operations and a nearly 15-year veteran of the resort, will be responsible for all resort operations including food and beverage at five dining outlets and catering, the Kelly Way Gardens, Woodstock Country Club, The Spa, Athletic Club, and other resort entities.

Lowe, who joined the resort in 2010 as director of sales and marketing, will now become its first vice president of marketing and business development. Lowe will focus on all revenue-generating aspects of the resort and work collaboratively with Billings Farm and Museum to explore opportunities to expand programs and visitation.

“By working closely with Billings Farm and Museum and the larger Woodstock community, this experienced and highly qualified team will work in concert with our dedicated resort employees to increase sustainable tourism and boost local business, important parts of the overall mission of the Woodstock Foundation,” said Hallowell.

Following a two-year, $16.5 million investment, the Woodstock Inn & Resort recently unveiled a redesign and enhancement of its 142 guest rooms, including the debut of six new Legacy Suites inspired by founders Laurance S. Rockefeller and Mary French Rockefeller. This spring the resort will expanded its three-acre Kelly Way Gardens with the newly completed Red Barns culinary center.

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Pictured (l-r): Paul Ramsey, John Hallowell  and Courtney Lowe have been named the new senior management team of the Woodstock Inn & Resort.

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