Saint Charles Resort, LLC, purchased The Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St. Charles, which has been in foreclosure since 2011. It was recently announced that Hostmark Hospitality Group will manage the 473-room property and oversee a $5 million capital improvement project to rejuvenate the 250-acre resort.
The Springfield CVB is happy to announce two new hires to their marketing division.
Kristen Chenoweth was named the new digital marketing manager. Chenoweth will be responsible for the CVB’s social media marketing, website, and the SCVB customer relationship management system. Chenoweth came to the Springfield CVB from working in higher education and the pharmaceutical medical supply field.
Oak Brook Hills Resort, a Chicago resort known for events and golf, announced the hire of new executive chef, Carol Buckantz, as well as conference services and banquet team members.
"Under Executive Chef Carol, this property will continue to delight and impress the community, guests and event planners while bringing back many of the treasured traditions Oak Brook Hills Resort has been known for in its rich history," said Dennis Marcinilk, director of operations for Oak Brook Hills Resort.
Kokua Hospitality, LLC recently announced several key executive appointments with the promotion of four internal team members.
"These new executive appointments reflect the strength and adaptability of our talented team," said Phil Tufano, chief operating officer. "The depth of the new management team will help drive our transformation as we continue to grow our hotel footprint across the country."
Oak Brook Hills Resort recently appointed Carol Buckantz as executive chef, where she will oversee all food and beverage operations for the resort, including their five restaurants. Buckantz plans to incorporate more farm-to-table menu items, a weekly Farmers Market to the property, and culinary classes and team building sessions for organizations.
Hans Ritten recently joined the Remington Hotels family as the new general manager of Silversmith Hotel. In his new position, Ritten’s responsibilities will include improving guest satisfaction scores, managing daily operations, implementing a new food and beverage concept and overseeing Silversmith Hotel’s $12 million renovation.
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa announced the appointment of Will Kernahan to sales manager. Kernahan is the new Chicago-based sales manager responsible for all aspects of sales for the resort in Galena, Ill.