Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (April 3, 2014)- This week, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and Gideon Putnam Resort announced the appointment of Robert M. Berrey Jr. as the new general manager at the iconic Saratoga Springs, N.Y., destination. 

In his role, Berrey will oversee all operations for the Gideon Putnam Resort, which include but are not limited to staffing, budgeting and financial management, implementing and enforcing company objectives and goals, project management, public relations, labor relations, and many additional responsibilities for the historic hotel located in Saratoga Spa State Park, N.Y. Berrey plans to take the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa into a new and exciting direction by improving guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the values of Delaware North. 

Berrey brings over 25 years of executive level hospitality experience in operations and management to The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa. He held the same position at Delaware North Companies’ Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park, V.A., Bear Lake Reserve in Tuckasegee, N.C., and Canyon of the Eagles Lodge in Burnet, T.X. Previously, he served as Director of Operations at the Balsam Mountain Preserve Resort and River Rock Resort in North Carolina. 

Having spent a number of years in the resort industry in the ski areas of Vermont, Robert is thrilled to return to the north east.
About Gideon Putnam
Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa is a National Historic Landmark Hotel managed by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts in partnership with Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, the 124-room property houses a full-service restaurant and bar, gift shop, fitness center and the historic Roosevelt Baths & Spa. Since its opening in 1935, the spa has drawn guests to its legendary baths for the believed restorative benefits of the region’s famed natural mineral spring waters. The Gideon Putnam also offers 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a business center, and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle services to take in the excitement of horse racing at the nearby thoroughbred and harness race tracks or visit historic downtown Saratoga Springs, only five minutes from the resort. The State Park offers golf, museums, outdoor pools, miles of woodsy path for hiking and biking and world-class entertainment at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.gideonputnam.com.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx


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