Industry Update
Appointment 2 December 2020

Jay Sheldon

Appointed General Manager
At The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester - VT, USA

Jay Sheldon

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Jay Sheldon general manager for The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located in Manchester Village, Vermont. Greg Champion, Benchmark's president & COO, made the announcement.

Jay Sheldon brings over 25 years of luxury brand experience to his new position with The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. Previously he was general manager of The Omni Richmond Hotel located in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to this he held the title of hotel manager for the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, a position he was promoted to after successfully serving as director of operations for the property. Earlier in his career he held positions of leadership for The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, as well as for Ritz-Carlton resorts in Palm Beach, St. Thomas and Aspen.

A native of New England having been born and raised in Massachusetts, Mr. Sheldon is a graduate of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. He will be relocating to the Manchester Village area his family.


BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s established, iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the newly-branded Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly select and preferred destinations.
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