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With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Washington offers a wealth of year 'round activities - perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.

Suncadia Appoints Scott Spann as General Manager & Richard Brooks as Director of Sales & Marketing, Hospitality

Suncadia Resort - Hospitality

Roslyn, Wash. June 11, 2013 Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community located 80 miles east of Seattle, is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Spann as general manager of resort operations and Richard Brooks as the hospitality director of sales and marketing.

“We‟re very excited to have Scott and Richard on board at Suncadia,” said Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia. “They both have extensive expertise in the hospitality industry, each working in variety of resorts across the country. I know their experience will benefit Suncadia, and I‟m eager to see how their distinct backgrounds will contribute to the resort.”

As general manager of resort operations, Spann will oversee all aspects of the resort including food and beverage, golf and rental management, as well as overseeing the overall Suncadia sales and management team. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new role, including his most recent position as general manager at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Wash. In addition, Spann served as general manager of The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn., and as general manager at Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.J. He also founded and served as president of Tiburon Hospitality Management Company in Carefree, Ariz.

In his new role at Suncadia, Brooks will be responsible for strategic planning, business plan implementation, marketing expertise and leadership for the resort. With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Brooks has served as director of sales and marketing at various resorts from coast to coast. Most recently, Brooks was the director of sales and marketing at Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz., where he notably led the sales, catering and conference services team to achieve a no. 1 rating in Meeting Planner Satisfaction for all North American Westin properties in 2010 and 2012. In addition, Brooks served as the director of sales and marketing at Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Bedford, Penn., The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C., and sales director at Walt Disney World Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Brooks earned his bachelor‟s degree in marketing from Elon University in Elon, N.C.

Suncadia, headlined by public golf courses Rope Rider and Prospector, offers a variety of luxury amenities including Portals Restaurant, the Swim & Fitness Center and the Glade Spring Spa. Suncadia offers exceptional real estate opportunities and is the only resort of its kind to feature championship golf, mountain overlooks and a winery within its boundaries, Swiftwater Cellars, which crushes grapes on-site and offers premium Swiftwater Cellars‟ wines and Pacific Northwest cuisine. For more information about Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com or call (509) 649-6400.

About Suncadia

Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest. Located 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community. Suncadia Resort received the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award, the fourth time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.

Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space. It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community. Its three golf courses - Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course - were ranked among the top „10 Best New Courses in America‟ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest. Rope Rider, was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.

Amenities at Suncadia Resort include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa. Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods. Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. For more information about Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com.

Suncadia is also home to the renowned Swiftwater Cellars winery, Washington‟s ultimate destination winery, offers guests an unparalleled experience complete with fine wine and excellent service. Please visit www.swiftwatercellars.com 

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