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Maine’s Cliff House Appoints Scott Spann as General Manager

Cliff House is pleased to announce the appointment of hospitality industry professional, Scott Spann as the property’s new General Manager. In this role, Spann oversees all managerial duties for the new coastal Maine property leading up to the reopening in July 2016, following the completion of the first phase of a transformative renovation.

Spann joins the Cliff House team with over 20 years of hospitality experience, eight of which have been within the Destination Hotels portfolio. Most recently, Spann served as Area General Manager of three Washington-based properties, Suncadia Resort, Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa and Motif Seattle.

“I am thrilled to venture up to beautiful Maine to continue with the Destination Hotels’ family," says Spann. “This is one of those extraordinary moments in a career that you are so grateful and excited to be a part such an amazing undertaking. Cliff House will re-emerge as one of the most sought after coastal destination properties in New England.”

Prior to his role as Area General Manager in Washington, Spann held the title of General Manager for five years at Skamania Lodge, A Destination Hotel in Stevenson, Washington. During this time, Spann increased the hotel’s revenue along with guest satisfaction by enhancing property culture and guest engagement as well as implementing a new and efficient operating structure.

Spann graduated from Oklahoma State University and contributes to various committees around the nation including Board of Directors for both Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, NJ and the Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association.

About Cliff House

Nestled across 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House offers unrivaled experiences that are accessible, exceptional and spectacular. Opening in July 2016 following a landmark transformation, Cliff House will reemerge as one of the most captivating coastal destinations of its kind. Cliff House joins sister property Stowe Mountain Lodge, A Destination Hotel, to expand the portfolio of the Destination Hotels New England collection. The sophisticated New England resort boasts breathtaking views, inspired oceanfront dining and programming, 9,000 sq. ft. luxury spa with a sanctuary room, an adjacent 18-hole semi-private golf course, year round recreation, 25,000 sq. ft. of premier meeting and events space, and so much more to provide guests with an authentic and memorable Maine getaway. Visit to learn more.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit

Hotel Online | March 2016

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