Jon Davidson named GM at Chateau on the Lake Resort

Jon Davidson
Jon Davidson

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains in Southwest Missouri, has named highly respected hospitality industry executive Jon Davidson as its new General Manager.

Featuring a breathtaking setting overlooking pristine Table Rock Lake, the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort is conveniently located just minutes from Branson’s many attractions and shows. 

In his new position, Davidson is responsible for overseeing all operations of Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center. Prior to joining the 301-room resort, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina on Monkey Island, Oklahoma.

The 30-year hospitality industry veteran’s extensive experience also includes serving as Senior Director, Hospitality Services at the 454-room Cherokee Casino Resort/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma for more than eight years; as Corporate Director, Hospitality Services at Cherokee Nation Entertainment/Resort in Tulsa; and as Vice President of Operations for Regency Hotel Management in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for 18 years. His broad experience includes multi-faceted hotel operations, acquisitions and conversions, design expansions, brand conversions and new construction.

Davidson is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE), and has received numerous honors including being named “General Manager of the Year” for the state of Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. He also has served as a Board Member for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), and as an officer of several state and local hotel associations.

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Widely considered one of the finest resorts in the Midwest, Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center was named the “#1 Best Missouri Resort” and “#1 Best Branson Hotel or Resort” by U.S. News & World Report in its prestigious “2019 Best Hotels” rankings, for the second year in a row. The resort also has received the covetedAAA Four Diamond rating for 21 consecutive years, and holds such prestigious awards as ConventionSouth magazine’s acclaimed “Readers’ Choice Award,” and the “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. The resort also was recently voted one of the country’s “Top 10 Best Hotels for the Holidays” in a national poll on theUSA Today 10Best website. 

Boasting an impressive mountaintop and lakefront setting, an array of recreational options, award-winning service, and a location convenient to the diverse entertainment offerings of Branson, and it is easy to see why Chateau on the Lake is such a popular choice for leisure travelers, conventions, meeting groups and weddings.

Providing breathtaking vistas of scenic Table Rock Lake, lush gardens, and the mountains, the resort features 43,500 square feet of meeting space and many beautiful outdoor venues. In addition, the resort offers:  the world-class, 14,000-square-foot Spa Chateau, which features 10 treatment rooms; the full-service Chateau Marina (open seasonally); a 24/7 fitness center; a year-round indoor pool and hot tub; an outdoor (seasonal) hot tub and pool; two tennis courts; hiking and biking trails; an indoor video theater; Crawdaddies Kids Club (seasonal); and full-service concierge. The resort’s dining options include the elegant Chateau Grille; the casual Atrium Café & Wine Bar; and The Sweet Shoppe, offering ice cream, baked goods, and coffees.

Additional features at Chateau on the Lake Resort include an impressive 10-story sky-lit atrium that has meandering streams brimming with colorful Koi fish, plus a charming library lounge with a great stone fireplace.

“I am so proud to join the award-winning team at Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center,” said Davidson. “It is an exceptional resort, with an incredible setting, wonderful on-site offerings and a truly first-class staff. I look forward to serving our valued groups, leisure guests and local patrons.” 

Described as the “Live Music Show Capital of America,” Branson features more than 80 live shows per day during the season and a variety of impressive attractions. This includes Silver Dollar City; the acclaimed Titanic Museum Attraction; and The Branson Landing in the heart of downtown on Lake Taneycomo, which features festivals, musical events, a variety of waterfront dining options, and 400,000 sq. ft. of shops, boutiques, galleries and specialty gift shops.

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