Valley News Business Writer
Published: 5/15/2021 11:00:05 PM
Modified: 5/15/2021 11:00:04 PM
WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Inn & Resort, the luxury hotel and anchor of the village’s economy, has named marketing and business development chief Courtney Lowe as president, with management oversight over all operations.
Lowe, a longtime hospitality industry executive who joined the Woodstock Inn in 2010, is taking over the president’s reins from John Hallowell, who will segue to focus on “strategic matters” and forging a closer working relationship with sister organization Billings Farm & Museum to enhance education programs, the Woodstock Resort Corp. said in a news release.
The profit-making Woodstock Inn and nonprofit Billings Farm both fall under the umbrella of The Woodstock Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the late philanthropists and Woodstock seasonal residents Laurance and Mary Rockefeller.
Hallowell, in a statement, called Lowe an “outstanding leader who has contributed significantly to the resort’s success over that time and helped navigate it through the most challenging year in our 50-plus-year history” and described Lowe’s promotion into the top operating post as a “well-earned advancement.”
As president, Lowe, 56, will oversee the resort’s 142 rooms and suites, where rates can run between $600 and $1,000 a night on the holidays, in addition to the Suicide Six Ski Area, Woodstock Country…