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East West Destination Hospitality Announces New Promotions

VAIL, CO. October 10, 2017 - East West Destination Hospitality is pleased to announce that it has promoted Jeff Andrews to serve as the Vice President of Operations for Vail Mountain Lodging and has hired Jeff O’Brien to serve as one of the General Managers for Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging.  

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. In his new position, he will develop the business segments of Association management and vacation rentals. He is also working closely with the Homeowner Association Boards and supporting the independent property General Managers in all aspects of fiduciary responsibility, owner and guest management, personnel development and training as well as capital project management.                

A graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, Andrews is a board member for the Vail Valley Partnership and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association, serving as the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for both organizations.  

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.

Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging currently manages more than 550 residences in Beaver Creek, including units at the Highlands Lodge, Beaver Creek Meadows, McCoy Peak, the Poste Montane Lodge, the Ascent and Beaver Creek Landing  

Vail Mountain Lodging encompasses several unique luxury homes and Vail properties, including Vail Spa – which completed $10 million in upgrades last winter - the Wren at Vail, Eagle Point Resort and Vail Valley’s hottest new high-end property, the Lion.

East West Destination Hospitality currently manages 65 homeowner associations for more than 13,000 individual owners. With more than $1.2 billion in assets under management, the company prides itself on providing expertise in real estate and property management and the highest levels of customer service.  

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