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The Inn at Pocono Manor Names Robert Baldassari DoSM

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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The Inn at Pocono Manor has appointed Robert Baldassari director of sales & marketing for the historic property. The Inn, which opened in 1902, is the longest continuously operating resort in the Pocono Mountains and one of the oldest in North America. Lisa Green, general manager, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Robert to The Inn at Pocono Manor,” said Ms. Green. “He brings extensive experience within the Poconos region to his new role, and important business contacts that will make a difference in developing new business for our resort. We look forward to his leadership of the sales and marketing operations, and to his contributions to our future success.”

Robert Baldassari was most recently director of sales and marketing for Skytop Lodge, located in Skytop, Pennsylvania, a position he held since 1994. During this period, Mr. Baldassari also served as vice president of Resort Marketing Partners, a subsidiary of Skytop Lodge. Prior to this appointment, he was assistant manager and conference services manager for Skytop Lodge.

Mr. Baldassari has held managerial positions for a number of properties in the Poconos region, including Mount Airy Lodge. He is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, in Connecticut, where he earned his Bachelors Degree. Baldassari is the winner of the Pocono Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau 2012 Gail V. Sterrett Marketer of the Year Award. Baldassari has also won numerous Adrian & Golden Bell advertising awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

Robert Baldassari is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, and is the former Convention Committee Chairman of the Pocono Mountain Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has been an invited speaker at The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He resides in Canadensis, Pennsylvania.

About The Inn at Pocono Manor
The Inn at Pocono Resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers. Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers. Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America.

The Inn’s main lodge and event space were comprehensively renovated in 2011 and 2012, restoring turn-of-the-last century charm to the historic facilities and integrating state-of-the-art technology expected by today’s travelers. The all-season resort boasts 237 beautiful guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair. The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.

Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more. Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout. The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber. In 1959, the West Course opened and is a favorite with long ball hitters.

A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino. The AAA three diamond-rated Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia. www.poconomanor.com.

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