Veteran Phoenix-area hospitality executive Paul Gibson has been appointed general manager of Crowne Plaza® San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona, announced Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging, which assumed management of the historic resort earlier this year.
Gibson worked for Interstate Hotels and Resorts for the past 15 years, first as the area general manager of the Crowne Plaza® Phoenix North and most recently as the general manager of the Phoenix Airport Hilton. Under Gibson’s direction, the Crowne Plaza® Phoenix North won the 1999 IHG Service Award of Excellence and the 2001 Interstate Quality Excellence Award..
Previously, Gibson worked 19 years for Richfield Hotel Management as a general manager of several of the company’s properties, including the Fourwinds Resort and Marina in Bloomington, Indiana, one of the country’s largest inland marinas, with more than 1,000 boat slips. The resort was awarded “Best Family Resort” by Better Homes and Gardens and won the Best of Bloomington Award during Gibson’s tenure as general manager.
He also worked three years for Servico Hotel Management Company and was awarded the company’s 1996 General Manager Gold Medal Award. His career included assignments in some of the nation’s most popular resort markets, including Catalina Island, Palm Springs and Hilton Head Island.
“Paul is exactly the type of hospitality executive who fits the HRI Lodging profile; he is absolutely committed to the highest standards of service and quality,” Gutierrez said. “He has established a track record of success at every post he has taken for more than a quarter of a century,” Gutierrez added.
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Gibson served as president of the Indiana Hotel and Motel Association and was president of the Bloomington-Monroe County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
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