Auberge Resorts Collection has appointed Ekrem Tercanoglu as general manager of Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection, the collection’s European-style mountainous retreat in the iconic year-round destination of Deer Valley, Utah. Tercanoglu brings more than three decades of luxury hospitality experience from leadership roles around the globe to his new position overseeing hotel operations. Located steps away from the Deer Valley Mountain chairlift, which offers endless access to pristine hiking trails and ski runs, the 18-room historic hotel recently debuted a modern transformation and expansion, including 40 new state-of-the-art residences and contemporary resort amenities designed by acclaimed architect Tom Kundig.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Ekrem as general manager of this beloved alpine property,” said John Volponi, area vice president, Auberge Resorts Collection. “His luxury hospitality expertise, management skills, determination and commitment to excellence have been key as Goldener Hirsch enters the anticipated summer season. Ekrem deeply understands our growing portfolio and his impressive resume casts him as the perfect fit for the world-class destination of Deer Valley.
A graduate from the Private Professional School of Hotel and Restaurant Management in Istanbul, Tercanoglu began his professional career as assistant manager at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla. and then on to Director of Restaurants at Four Seasons Ocean Grand Hotel in Palm Beach. Over the following two decades, he worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in various director of food and beverage positions in Los Angeles, Lanai and Cairo, while also co-owning and managing the Metronome Grand Brassiere in Palm Beach. In 2019, he began his journey with Auberge Resorts Collection as resort manager at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection in Hawaii and more recently at Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Telluride, Colo.
“I’m delighted to continue my journey with this exceptional brand at one of the most iconic mountain resorts in North America,” said Tercanoglu. “Goldener Hirsch’s legacy and recent transformation pins it as the ultimate luxury mountainside resort experience. I’m excited to work with the collaborative property and brand teams to elevate the hotel to its highest potential with year-round guest experiences, wellness and renowned culinary offerings in Deer Valley’s most ideal location.”
Tercanoglu is a global traveler and lover of cooking, sports and music. In his downtime, he looks forward to exploring the great state of Utah with his wife and two kids. His greatest strengths include assembling and leading teams while encouraging a positive environment and healthy challenges. He is able to operate diverse teams at both a strategic and tactical level and combine a high level of attention to detail with an ability to execute strategic priorities.