Michael Gordon General Manager at Barnsley Gardens Resort

Adairsville, GA (USA) – 22 June 2012 – Barnsley Gardens Resort announced today the appointment of Michael Gordon as General Manager. Mr. Gordon will oversee all operations of the award-winning Georgia resort and build upon the standards of service, excellence and luxury for which Barnsley Gardens Resort is known.

“I would like to thank the Saul family for this opportunity,” said Mr. Gordon. “It is an honor for such a prolific property as Barnsley Gardens Resort to bring me onboard. I look forward utilizing my leadership skills to further enhance the resort as well as grow business.”

Mr. Gordon brings more than 25 years of experience with some of the country’s finest properties to Barnsley Gardens Resort. During his distinguished career, Mr. Gordon has held executive level appointments with The Greenbrier in W. Va, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (with in-market experience at The Lodge at Reynolds Plantation), Crestline Hotels & Resorts, The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Fla, and most recently with The Mansion on Forsyth in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Gordon has also served as president of the West Virginia Hospitality and Lodging Association and as a board member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. As a testament to his capabilities, Mr. Gordon achieved the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award at four of the hotels he managed.

“We are excited to welcome someone whose expertise meshes so beautifully with Barnsley Gardens Resort,” said Julian Saul, owner. “With his extensive background in the luxury market, we know that Michael will continue to enhance the guest experience across all facets of the resort.

Making regular appearances on the Cond√© Nast Traveler “Gold List,” as well as having been named one of the “World’s Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure, Barnsley Gardens Resort replicates the charm of a historic English country village just 60 miles north of Atlanta. Located on 3,300 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort features 90 luxuriously appointed guest rooms in cottage-style accommodations, meeting facilities, two full-service restaurants and a Beer Garden. A world-class selection of on-site activities including a top-ranked golf course, an equestrian program, sporting clays, wing-shooting and hunting at Springbank Plantation – a hunting preserve, a European-style Spa, historic gardens, and museum complement the gracious estate-like setting.

About Barnsley Gardens Resort:
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Gardens Resort welcomes guests into a storybook romantic setting of incomparable service. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic Barnsley Gardens offers a unique getaway experience. Originally built as an opulent estate in the 19th century, the grounds have been transformed into a world-class resort. All guests are lodged in private rooms, suites or cottages, all luxuriously appointed with a mix of old-world charm and modern convenience. Whether looking for a relaxing weekend, strategic meeting or an elegant wedding, guests will discover a retreat of privacy and perfection. Amenities include gourmet dining, immaculate gardens, historic ruins, a European-style spa, and exciting recreational choices such as world-class golf, wing-shooting and hunting at Springbank Plantation – Georgia’s most unique hunting preserve, and horseback riding along scenic trails. www.barnsleyresort.com.

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