Crested Butte Mountain Resort Partners With Summit Hotels & Resorts and Sterling Hotels

Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Photo Courtesy Crested Butte Mountain ResortOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – Preferred Hotel Group is pleased to announce a new, multi-property agreement with Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) to deliver global sales, marketing, and distribution services for three properties. Both The Lodge at Mountaineer Square and The Elevation Hotel & Spa have been accepted as members of Summit Hotels & Resorts, a superb collection of more than 135 internationally acclaimed hotels and resorts in over 40 countries. The Grand Lodge Crested Butte is the latest North American addition to the growing Sterling Hotels brand, a worldwide collection of hotels with character and distinction.

Every Summit, ranging from historic urban hotels to enticing beach resorts, articulates a genuine sense of place. Individualized design and welcoming service provide a memorable reflection of each destination’s style, culture and graciousness. The Lodge at Mountaineer Square and Elevation Hotel & Spa both exemplify these characteristics. The newest resort in Crested Butte, The Lodge at Mountaineer Square is acclaimed for its 121 spacious accommodations and comprehensive meeting and event facilities. The newly renovated Elevation Hotel & Spa, at 262 rooms, is known for its enviable luxary slope-side ski-in/ski-out location.

Great locations, sensible rates, and excellent service make Sterling Hotels the brand of choice for smart travelers. Sterling Hotels means an assurance of excellence at privately owned and operated hotels that value a consistent commitment to quality. The Grand Lodge Crested Butte delivers on the Sterling promise of quality and value with warm service and authentic style. With 350 rooms and a comprehensive list of amenities, The Grand Lodge is an ideal destination for families and groups.

Crested Butte is the latest jewel in a portfolio of resort developments privately owned and operated by husband and wife team of Tim and Diane Mueller. Widely respected throughout the American ski industry, the Muellers’ first project involved the successful transformation of Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort into one of the top ski resorts in the east. Their expertise continued with Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina on the island of St. Thomas as well as the successful redevelopments of both Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire and Catamount at Steamboat.

Tim and Diane bring a refreshing hands-on style of management to Crested Butte Mountain Resort: emphasizing superior guest service and uncompromised quality across the board. Their long-term vision is to vault Crested Butte into the top rank of North American ski resorts, not by being the biggest – but by being one of the best. As president and CEO of their company, Triple Peaks LLC, Tim Mueller oversees the direction, vision and financial health of the resort, while Diane focuses on “softer” aspects, like guest services, human resources and aesthetics. Crested Butte is truly a family-run operation, with son Ethan stepping into the role of Director of Operations for Crested Butte where he now resides full-time.

Preferred Hotel Group is proud to be celebrating 40 years as global leader in the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance sales, marketing, and technology solutions to 600+ independent hotels and resorts in more than 65 countries. Its family of brands represents a collection of the finest hotels in the world and includes Preferred Hotels(R) & Resorts, Preferred Boutique, Summit Hotels & Resorts; and Sterling Hotels, and now Historic Hotels of America.

In September 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred Residences – a membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts that provides an exceptional level of service and amenities. Properties are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence(TM) on which the company has built its 40-year heritage in the hospitality industry.