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Heinrich von Puschendorf Joins Stowe Mountain Lodge as Director of Operations

Seasoned Luxury Hospitality Professional to Lead Operations at Award-Winning Lodge

Stowe, Vt. (February 1, 2011)— Mark Hickey, senior vice president of operations for Destination Hotels & Resorts announced Heinrich von Puschendorf as director of operations at Stowe Mountain Lodge, effective December 2010. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry von Puschendorf will be responsible for the operation of the 312 Stowe Mountain Lodge, all food and beverage outlets, front office and concierge services.


von Puschendorf brings more than  two decades of industry expertise to Stowe Mountain Lodge with background managing boutique hotels to private clubs to sprawling 400-room resorts, including a cumulative of eight years at other Destination Hotels & Resorts properties in Colorado, New York and New Jersey.  His most recent position with the company was director of operations at Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center where he led operations during a $12 million property-wide restoration.


“My previous experience with other Destination Hotels & Resorts properties have been pivotal in my development as a hospitality professional, and I look forward to continuing to grow with the company in this new role leading operations at Stowe Mountain Lodge”, von Puschendorf noted.    “I am thrilled to be joining a strong, dedicated team with a commitment to excellence. Our unique focus on providing an exceptional guest experience, sustainability, quality and personal attention are the trademarks of Stowe Mountain Lodge and the characteristics of the one-of-a-kind experience we offer.”


Stowe Mountain Lodge opened the South Wing in December 2010, which increased the number of accommodations from 139 to 213.  This new addition has brought in more guests to the lodge than ever before, and von Puschendorf looks upon this new challenge and has already begun to alter current procedures and service infrastructures to accommodate the new guests.


About Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, the pinnacle of New England skiing and outdoor recreation and a $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years.  As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy unparalleled service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of indoor event space, with access to 420-seat Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, which opened in December 2010.  The Lodge features farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar, high-end retail boutiques and access to limitless on-mountain recreational options.  In December 2010, Stowe Mountain Lodge opened an additional 173 guest rooms, bringing the total count to 312.  In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club.  Special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.


About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 35 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit or to join Destination Delivers, visit




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Leslie Kilgore
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Phone: 802.760.4700

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