September 25, 2012 (Jackson Hole, WY) – MetWest Terra Hospitality announced today the appointment of David Kingston as its new General Manager for Hotel Terra Jackson Hole. Kingston will assume his position October 1, 2012.
With over 30 years of hospitality industry experience, Kingston brings a keen understanding and respect for hotel and restaurant operations, having built his own career from the ground up to General and Regional Manager positions. Kingston has led teams for full-service hotels and resorts with 150 to 500 rooms, suites, condos and homes, combined with meeting space from 10,000 to 50,000 square feet.
“We are very pleased we were able to fill this position with an experienced manager who knows the Jackson Hole valley and understands the unique property aspects of Hotel Terra,” said Jamie Yarrow, President and COO, MetWest Terra Hospitality. “David brings a diverse, lifelong operations background, combined with experience in revenue optimization and strong partnerships with his sales teams. He also understands the critical importance of developing successful relationships with his management teams, staff, guests, owners and the local business community.”
Most recently, Kingston led the Snake River Lodge & Spa as General Manager since 2010. During this time, Snake River Lodge & Spa earned Conde Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Resorts & Top Spas in North America and Travel & Leisure Top 500 Hotels in the World. Originally from Vancouver, WA, David also serves as Board Member of Jackson Hole AIR and Jackson Hole Central Reservations.
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole opened in 2008 and is an eco-luxury LEEDS Silver Certified hotel located at Teton Village, Wyoming. The 132 room hotel has earned AAA Four-Diamond Award, in addition to being part of the Preferred Hotel group. It is listed by Conde Nast Traveler has a “Hot Hotel and Top 50 Ski Hotel.” It has received a Certificate of Excellence and named a Top 10 Eco Lodge by Trip Advisor and, CHILL Spa is listed as a Top 10 Organic Spa in North and Central America.
About MetWest Terra Hospitality
The MetWest Terra team is comprised of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. The team is led by Chairman Richard Hollander who builds upon nearly three decades of success founding and managing institutional investment strategies which at one point combined for total assets under management of over $80 billion. President Jamie Yarrow brings two decades of experience with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. MetWest Terra’s ability to attract the top talent in the industry has allowed the company to outperform its competition and earn substantial credibility. The Principals at MetWest Terra have previously held senior positions with a variety of noteworthy hospitality companies including Four Seasons, Rosewood and Fairmont as well as financial institutions including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bear Stearns & Co., and ING Real Estate Finance. The team often draws on past experiences and utilizes the best management practices of each of these distinctly unique companies in forming the standards of service and operation management style that define MetWest Terra Hospitality as a hotel management company for the 21st century.
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