Saratoga Springs, NY (May 5, 2011) – Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa announces the appointment of its new general manager, Chance Jorgensen. In this role, Jorgensen will oversee all operations of the National Historic Landmark, 120-room property and help guide the completion of the resort’s planned $20 million renovations project.
A seasoned hospitality executive, Jorgensen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the position and extensive knowledge in the areas of luxury lodging and fine dining.
Jorgensen comes to the Gideon Putnam from another Delaware North Parks & Resorts-managed property, the AAA Four-Diamond Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, where he served as general manager for six years. Prior to joining the Ahwahnee, he held management positions at Princess Cruises, including food and beverage manager at the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge.
Jorgensen began his career in the hospitality industry at the Grand Teton Lodge Company, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, where he spent five years. He then moved on to Smoke Tree Ranch, a private resort in Palm Springs, California, where he was food and beverage manager for 10 years.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkley, Jorgensen also served in the United States Marine Corps.
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 120-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.


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