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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 Names Casey McManus as its New Executive Chef

Suncadia Resort

Roslyn, Wash. (July 12, 2013) – Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community located 80 miles east of Seattle, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Casey McManus as executive chef. In his new position, McManus will be responsible for directing and overseeing all foodservice operations throughout the property including the main dining rooms, specialty restaurants, room service and banquets and catering.

“We’re very excited to have Casey at Suncadia,” said Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia. “He brings extensive culinary expertise and Pacific Northwest influence to our culinary team and we look forward to his delectable cuisine for homeowners and guests alike to indulge in and enjoy.”

McManus brings more than 30 years of experience to his role at Suncadia as the new executive chef. Most recently, McManus was district chef at Microsoft’s Eurest Dining Services in Redmond, Wash. McManus has also worked in a number of culinary and hospitality roles in Seattle including his positions as the executive chef and general manager for the BluWater Bistro, sous chef at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and a variety of roles at the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel. McManus, a Seattle native, received his accreditation in culinary arts from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore.

Suncadia, headlined by public golf courses Rope Rider and Prospector, offers a variety of luxury amenities including the Swim & Fitness Center and the Glade Spring Spa. The resort provides a number of delectable wine-and-dine options including Portals Restaurant, Fifty-6 Degrees Lounge, the Coal House Caffe and the Inn at Suncadia’s Canary Grill. Suncadia 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

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com

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