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Jay Sheldon named GM for The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa

Jay SheldonBENCHMARK, 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.
 
“It is a pleasure to welcome Jay to Benchmark and to this magnificent resort,” said Mr. Champion. “He comes to us with strong leadership and operational experience gained at first rate properties and for major luxury brands over the past couple of decades. Jay is the ideal professional to lead The Equinox into a promising future.”
 
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.
About The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa 
 

The historic Equinox Golf Resort & Spa offers a year-round luxury retreat in southern Vermont’s Manchester Village. Set amidst the scenic Green Mountains and less than four hours by car from both Boston and New York City, this distinguished resort’s 250-year legacy is rich in U.S. history. Once a meeting site for revolutionary rebels and a vacation destination to four American presidents, the property was designated as a National Historic Place in the 1970s. Today’s Equinox offers a modern interpretation of the resort’s heritage with 199 guest accommodations that range from tucked-away townhouses to sophisticated suites. Equinox’s extensive portfolio of activities and amenities delivers four seasons of adventure and relaxation: sledding; fly fishing; falconry; hiking along more than 900 acres of mountain trails; easy access to the award-winning Bromley and Stratton ski resorts; the on-site Land Rover Experience Driving School; an 18-hole Walter Travis-designed course at The Golf Club at Equinox; three plexi-cushion tennis courts; the 13,000 square-foot Spa at the Equinox; and a heated indoor swimming pool. Five on-site dining and drink venues provide guests with a broad menu of culinary experiences that span tavern-causal to upscale chop house. The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is owned by Watermark Lodging Trust, Inc. and is operated by Benchmark®, a global hospitality company, as part of its signature Gemstone Collection. The Equinox’s main resort building and its Charles Orvis Inn are members of The Luxury Collection® by Marriott. 3567 Main Street, Manchester Village, Vermont, 05254. For reservations, call 802-362-4700. www.equinoxresort.com.

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