Mirbeau Inn & Spa Names Matthew Dower as General Manager
08/20/2012 - Skaneateles, NY
SKANEATELES, N.Y. – August 20, 2012 – Matthew Dower has been appointed General Manager of Mirbeau Inn & Spa, the intimate Finger Lakes retreat known for its award-winning accommodations, food and wine, expansive spa and world-class service.
Dower has been promoted from his position as Resort Manager and Spa Director. He joined the Mirbeau team in 2007 as Rooms Division Manager, overseeing rooms, housekeeping, reservations and front desk. In 2009 Dower was named Spa Director, a role which has had him managing day-to-day operations of the 14,000-square-foot wellness facility, along with implementing Spa Mirbeau’s life-balancing programs.
Dower also holds the position of Executive Vice President of Mirbeau Hospitality Services, a privately-held management company that specializes in the operation of and consulting for boutique, lifestyle hotels, spas and resorts.
“Matthew has shown exceptional leadership qualities throughout his career at Mirbeau Inn & Spa. He brings extensive knowledge of the spa industry and has displayed an unparalleled attention to detail. We are very pleased to announce his promotion,” said John Logan, Chief Executive Officer, Mirbeau Hospitality Services.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Mirbeau, Dower held the position of spa manager at the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in Miami, Florida, from 2006 to 2007. He also worked with Red Mountain Adventure Resort and Spa in St. George, Utah.
Dower received a Masters Degree in Management of Hospitality from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a concentration in Spa Operations. He resides in Skaneateles.
About Mirbeau Inn & Spa
The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine, and world-class spa treatments in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into 10 acres of Monet-inspired gardens, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York State, and an AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance, boutique, yoga and cuisine in Spa Finder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites, has been awarded a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 30 Small Resorts in the US for three years in a row and won a 2011 SpAWARD for Most Romantic Spa. For more information visit www.mirbeau.com.
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