Stein Eriksen Lodge appoints new director of sales and marketing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 28, 2011 11:05 am

Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America’s premier resorts and a member of the exclusive international association of independent luxury hotels and resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, and spa services in an intimate mountain setting.

Stein Eriksen Lodge today announced the appointment of Timothy Rutland as the new Director of Sales & Marketing of Utah’s only Forbes Five Star property located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort. Rutland, with more than 20 years of hospitality experience in both independent and branded properties, is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies to drive business to Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux at Silver Lake; both properties managed by Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corporation. Rutland comes to Stein Eriksen Lodge after working for many years for Ritz-Carlton at the Half Moon Bay, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Marina Del Rey, CA properties;  L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and most recently as the Director of Sales & Marketing at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA.

Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge, said, “We are pleased to welcome the newest member to our Executive Team and I know Timothy will be a great addition to our experienced team. Timothy is a respected industry professional who understands the needs of resort guests and meeting planners seeking a unique luxury resort experience.  Park City is a truly unique product and we are pleased to have someone of Rutland’s caliber join our team.”

Rutland is a graduate of New York University. He and his wife, Cae, are looking forward to relocating to Park City. Many of their interests involve outdoor adventure, including skiing, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing and cycling.

Rutland is replacing Jan Raio former Director of Sales & Marketing. Raio announced her retirement after 17 years of valuable service at the Lodge. Under Raio’s leadership involvement the lodge has experienced phenomenal growth in occupancy and revenues and the Lodge has achieved numerous accolades such as the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Designations and entered the property management business, overseeing operations of The Chateaux at Silver Lake. Raio will consult for the

Lodge to facilitate the transition of marketing responsibilities to Rutland over the upcoming months.   “We thank Jan for her many years of dedicated service and are pleased that she will continue to be involved with Stein Eriksen Lodge as we make this transition.  We wish her all the best as she begins this new phase of her life,” said Olsen.