Yanke comes to Virgin Hotels Dallas with strong Texas ties and over 30 years of experience, having recently held a position as President and Managing Director at St. Anthony Hotel and President and General Manager position at Hotel Emma. As General Manager, Yanke is responsible for operational performance, strategic planning, and leadership of all departments ensuring exceptional guest service across all points of the hotel.
His past appointments include over 20 years with Redstone Companies, where he started as General Manager at The Houstonian Hotel and went on to serve as President & CEO of Redstone Companies Hospitality. While at Redstone, Yanke oversaw the management of operations at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Lakeway Resort and Spa; and several Redstone golf clubs, including the Redstone Golf Club, home to the PGA Tour's Houston Open. A native of Detroit, his experience also includes a variety of senior operational roles with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and The Freeman Group.
26 September 2019 — Scheel, who is based in Dallas, joins the team as Director of Food and Beverage with extensive hotel and restaurant experience having worked with a number of recognized brands including Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, Shibuya in the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Vdara Hotel and Spa and Hooters Casino Hotel.
17 July 2019 — Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, announces Mary Giuliano as the Managing Director at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, which will soon rebrand as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.