Industry Update
Appointment 5 September 2017

Tom Puntel

Named Vice President of Sales & Marketing
At East West Destination Hospitality in Avon - CO, USA

Tom Puntel East West Destination Hospitality is pleased to announce that Tom Puntel is now serving as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the growing company, which manages more than $2.5 billion in vacation rental assets at mountain resorts in Colorado and California. A seasoned hospitality sales executive with more than 25 years of experience, Puntel spent the last 13 years with Hyatt Hotels, most recently serving as the Director of Sales, Marketing & Events at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Puntel also held property level and regional level sales leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Intercontinental Group in both Denver and Chicago. A graduate of Purdue University, Puntel will be responsible for building a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy for East West Destination Hospitality, which manages properties in Beaver Creek, Vail and Snowmass in Colorado and in Lake Tahoe, California, including Vail Spa, which completed more than $10 million in upgrades last winter, and the newest luxury property in the Vail Village, the Lion.East West Destination Hospitality currently manages 80 homeowner associations for more than 13,000 individual owners. Named Colorado’s “Best Property Management Company” by ColoradoBIZ Magazine, the company prides itself on providing expertise in real estate and property management and the highest levels of customer service.

Purdue University

Tom Puntel (Class of 1990) is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana - United States
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Recent Appointments at East West Destination Hospitality

Colleen Weiss-Hanen - President and Chief Executive Officer

23 April 2018 — After more than 30 years of success in real estate and property and association management, Colorado's East West Hospitality is undergoing a change in leadership, with Colleen Weiss-Hanen taking over as President and Chief Executive Officer.
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Jeff Andrews - VP of Operations

6 October 2017 — Andrews has been a member of the East West Destination Hospitality family since 2001, most recently serving as the General Manager of Vail Spa Condominiums and the director of Independent Properties for the Vail Mountain Lodging division.
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Jeff O’Brien - General Manager

6 October 2017 — O’Brien joins East West Destination Hospitality after spending more than seven years with Vail Resorts, where he most recently served as a Senior Property Manager overseeing the Lodge at Vail. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, he previously served as the president of Kenilworth Homes in Utah, which managed real estate sales along with the planning and construction of residential homes.
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