SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills has announced the appointment of Natalie M. Ward as General Manager. She will oversee the daily operations, marketing and public relations activities of the 50-room retreat, slated to open its doors in spring 2014. The new resort is located in The Pinehills, an established, award-winning, master-planned community in Plymouth, Mass. The Inn & Spa will begin accepting reservations in mid-November. In addition to the uniquely appointed Mirbeau-style guestrooms, the Inn will house the Henri-Marie fine dining restaurant, a casual bistro and wine bar, and the renowned Spa Mirbeau. This property joins the growing Mirbeau collection which includes the original Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, N.Y. Both properties are managed by Mirbeau Hospitality Services, LLC.
A long-time resident of the New England region, Ms. Ward has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the Mirbeau Inn & Spa team, she held the position of General Manager at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, R.I. She previously served as General Manager of the Relais & Chateaux; Castle Hill Inn and Resort in Newport, R.I.; The Winnetu Inn & Resort and Mattakesett Properties in Edgartown, Mass.; and the Augustus Snow House in Harwichport, Mass. Ms. Ward also worked as a Managing Director at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine; and Director of Property Operations, Conference Planning, and Food and Beverage at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster, Mass.
“We are thrilled to welcome Natalie to Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills”, said Gary Dower, Founder and Principal of The Mirbeau Companies. “Her wealth of hospitality and customer service experience, combined with her extensive knowledge of the New England region, will be great assets to our organization in Plymouth.” John Logan, Chief Executive Officer, Mirbeau Hospitality Services, LLC also added “Natalie’s strong leadership qualities and experience with unique, full service properties will be a tremendous help to us as we continue to grow our brand.”