Cascade management team exhibits new faces
July 7, 2016
VAIL — Three new professionals have joined the team at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Gretchen Walker, Ivie Parker and Kevan Kozlowski have been hired as director of sales and marketing, director of marketing and sales assistant and systems analyst, respectively.
Prior to re-joining the team at the Vail Cascade as director of sales and marketing in May — she worked as director of sales at the resort from 1989 to 1996 — Walker was vice president at Hannah Marketing Group in Greenwood Village from 2001 to 2016. There, she specialized in sales and marketing opportunity assessments and task force work. Her experience includes working with ski, golf, beach and city properties. Walker worked on the task force for Destination Hotels from January of this year until she accepted the role as director of sales and marketing in June.
An experienced communicator, marketer and business developer specializing in the hospitality and tourism, interior design, real estate and building trade industries, Parker has been working with Destination Hotels for almost seven years. Prior to working with Vail Cascade, Parker worked at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, from 2010 to 2016 as marketing communications manager before serving as director of marketing. Before joining Destination Hotels, Parker also worked with Parker Sims Interiors, LLC and Rawle Murdy Associates, both in Charleston, South Carolina. She has won numerous awards for her marketing, social media and public relations efforts during her professional career.
Kozlowski started his tenure in the Vail area as a front desk agent at Arrowhead Alpine Club in Edwards and was most recently head concessions supervisor for the Vail Recreation District. Before moving to Colorado, he worked in California and Georgia on several events.
Walker, Parker and Kozlowski join the sales and marketing team as the 285-room Vail Cascade, soon to unveil a new name, is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar renovation to be completed this December. The hotel will be part of Starwood's Luxury Collection resort portfolio in 2017. Included in the renovation plans are a complete renewal of the guest rooms, the creation of a new fine dining restaurant, a vibrant new lounge and bar area featuring live music, new luxury retail outlets and a new alpine-inspired hotel spa. The Vail Cascade Aria Athletic Club & Spa will remain open throughout the construction.
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