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Cliff House Maine Appoints Heinrich Von Puschendorf as New Food and Beverage Director

CAPE NEDDICK, ME. September 21, 2017 ¨C Cliff House Maine is pleased to welcome Heinrich von Puschendorf to lead its culinary team as Food and Beverage Director. With over 25 years of experience working at world class hotels and resorts, Heinrich brings his team leadership and expertise in client and guest relations to his new role at this premier New England destination.

As Food and Beverage Director, Heinrich will oversee the entire culinary program for Cliff House¡¯s impressive array of oceanfront dining operations. He is responsible for every aspect of food and beverage for the resort including the signature ¡°farmer to fisherman¡± restaurant The Tiller, quintessential Maine Nubb¡¯s Lobster Shack, in-room dining for over 226 guest accommodations, and coastal Maine-inspired catering for all weddings and events across the property¡¯s 25,000 square feet of meeting and event function spaces.

¡°We were fortunate to have Henrich serve as a consultant at Cliff House earlier this summer, and now we are thrilled to welcome him back to the property in a fulltime role,¡± said Nancy White, General Manager. ¡°He brings a tremendous amount of value to the Cliff House family with his strong and thoughtful leadership skills, dedication to service excellence and ability to exceed guest expectations.¡±

Heinrich joins the Cliff House team following the property¡¯s completed transformation, which revitalized the 145-year old resort boasting a reimagined design, updated amenities, and additional guest room accommodations. Heinrich will lend his culinary innovation to the authentic and picturesque oceanfront dining experiences within the newest food and beverage venues that were also introduced as part of the new Cliff House.

Before joining the ranks of Cliff House, Heinrich accrued an impressive array of food and beverage director roles at hotels and resorts across the country such as Fairmont Grand Del Mar, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Garden of the Gods Club & Resort, Chaminade Resort & Spa, Resort at Squaw Creek, and Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center. He also led food and beverage efforts at Stowe Mountain Lodge, sister property to Cliff House, during a peak growth period and renovation while helping to elevate the Lodge to one of the top ski resorts on the East Coast. Heinrich graduated with a Bachelor¡¯s Degree in Data and Business Management from Barry University in Miami, Florida. In his free time Heinrich enjoys tennis, golf, travel, the outdoors, and fine wines.

For more information about The Tiller, Nubb¡¯s Lobster Shack, and other Cliff House Maine food and beverage offerings, please visit

About Cliff House Maine

Nestled across 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House offers unrivaled experiences that are accessible, exceptional and spectacular. Acquired by Rockbridge along with Maine Hoteliers Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos, the property recently reopened following a landmark revitalization. Cliff House reemerges from this transformative renovation as one of the most captivating coastal destinations of its kind with distinct restaurant and bar concepts, The Tiller, Tidemark Terrace and Nubb¡¯s Lobster Shack, under the direction of Executive Chef Rick Shell. The property boasts 9,000 sq. ft. luxury spa, 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, an adjacent 18©hole semi©private golf course and so much more to provide guests an authentic and memorable Maine getaway. Visit to learn more. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States and Caribbean. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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