Hotel Valley Ho, Mountain Shadows under new management

Hotel Valley Ho is at 6850 E. Main St. in Scottsdale.
Hotel Valley Ho is at 6850 E. Main St. in Scottsdale.
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Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale and Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley recently underwent a change in management with Benchmark taking over.

Benchmark operates 80 independent hotels, luxury resorts and conference centers throughout North America, the Caribbean and Japan, with properties including Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s storied North Shore; Tivoli Lodge in Vail, Colorado; and Willows Lodge in Washington State, among others.

While Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows Resort will remain locally owned, they have transitioned from the management company of Westroc Hotels & Resorts, which Benchmark acquired, joining the company’s brand, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.

This transition provides the properties and their associates with several new benefits, including stronger financial planning tools, more employment and transfer opportunities, added sales and marketing communications, reporting capabilities, and more channels of commerce, a press release claims.

“Benchmark is very excited to return to this market, expanding our portfolio of experiential and unique destinations,” Alex Cabañas, chief executive officer of Benchmark, said in a prepared statement.

“The Westroc team has created two exceptional resorts that fit perfectly into Benchmark, and the teams we’ve connected with already are a welcome addition to the Benchmark family.”

The partners of Westroc Hospitality, including Scott Lyon, William Nassikas and Pete Corpstein, will be turning their focus and efforts to future development opportunities in the hospitality field.

“I see this as an opportunity to provide Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows Resort with a broader scope of experience and knowledge, giving our amazing team members more options, enhanced benefits, and a way to continue the strong trajectory of growth in the marketplace,” Mr. Lyon, a Paradise Valley resident who will continue as an investor with Benchmark, said in a prepared statement.

The Lyon family will continue to own Hotel Valley Ho and co-own Mountain Shadows Resort with Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation.The guest experience at both of these properties will remain unchanged, a release states, with this new partnership.