BGV Names New Vice President of Sales

John Liner, VP of SalesBreckenridge Grand Vacations recently named John Liner as the new VP of Sales while celebrating his team’s monumental achievements in 2017 including the company’s best month of sales to date and one fo the most successful fist quarters in BGV History.

John Liner is a long-time industry professional. He Joined the BGV family in October 2010 as the In-House Director of Sales and has been an integral part of the company’s success. GV has increased annual revenue by more than 35% since Liner came on board. Prior to BGV, John was a Regional Sales Director for Diamond Resorts International for more than 12 years, working in Sedona and Scottsdale, Arizona and Maui, Hawaii.

When asked about what he was most excited for in becoming the VP of Sales, John said, “I’d like to thank all those who have supported sales in so many ways for so many years. As I step into an even bigger role, I intend to always lead by following one of George Patton’s philosophies, “Instead of telling people how to do things, ask them what to do and watch them surprise you with their ingenuity!”

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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

We are very excited to say that the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8) has been open for a few, very successful couple of months! The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is extremely fortunate to have a wonderful staff that is committed to creating Grand vacations—they’re always looking for ways to make your time at the Grand Colorado unforgettable. If you have been an owner with us at our other resorts, you may see some familiar faces welcoming you to the Grand Colorado. Many of our staff members worked for Breckenridge Grand Vacations before joining the GC8 team, so we knew they would be a perfect fit for our newest resort.

We want to remind all owners about our Day Use parking policies. Please make sure to cancel all Day Use reservations or waitlist requests that you will not be able to use. If reservations go unused, owners will lose Day Use privileges for seven days, including any existing reservations. If you are awarded a Day Use parking spot from the waitlist and do not check-in, the same penalty will be applied.

As construction on future phases continues, the Operations team is focused on adding new features and amenities to some of the areas of the resort that opened in Phase 1.

  • The indoor kid’s pool play feature was installed in February and we are currently working on getting the big slide open for older kids and adults.
  • The upper deck of the stables lot will open shortly, allowing us to offer more Day Use parking for our owners.
  • In addition to these two larger updates, you will notice smaller additions throughout the resort, such as decorations in the pool, more signage to help you find your way around and clocks installed at various locations on property.

The entire GC8 staff is committed to making the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 the best ski-in/ski-out resort in Breckenridge, and, we hope, one of the nicest ski resorts you will ever experience. Please continue to share any ideas on how we can make your resort better. We appreciate everyone’s support and help in making GC8 better every day!

We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to the Grand Colorado.

Sincerely,

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Global Timeshare Associate Recognizes BGV Award Finalists

Assistant GM at BGV’s Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Nick Borovich shared, “It’s an honor to work for the employer of choice in Summit County. I’m humbled to be nominated as a finalist for the prestigious ACE Future Leader award.”

The American Resort Development Association(ARDA) recently selected over a dozen nominees from Breckenridge Grand Vacations(BGV) as finalists in 20 categories at the upcoming 2017 ARDA Awards for resort professionals. Each year, ARDA, the trade association which represents the timeshare vacation ownership and resort development industry, hosts ARDA World, the annual gathering of timeshare professionals.

This year, BGV produced finalists in 18 ARDY categories and two ACE award nominations:

Karen Hackett – Marketing Programs
Dave McEnery – Sales Management Executive
Glenn Brady – Salesperson In House
Pete O’Neill – Salesperson Traditional Line
BGV Traditional Sales Team – Sales Team
Amy Hoffmann – Business Admin Manager: Finance, Accounting, HOA
Scarlett Lewark – Business Admin Manager: Contract Admin
Mindy McGowan – Business Admin Team Member: Contracts Admin
Jenna Duncan – Inventory Revenue Management Manager
Greg Jordan – Owner/Customer Relations Admin Support Professional
Brittany de Graaf – Communications/Public Relations Professional or Team
Rob Dollars – Training and Development Manager
BGV IT Team – Technology Project Manager or Team
Daniel Ramirez – Maintenance Team Member
Leonardo Alvarez – Housekeeping Manager
Cathy Galvez – Housekeeping Team Member
BGV Fall Fest, Katie L’Estrange – Special Event
GrandColoradoonPeak8.com, Internet Marketing Team – Website Development
Nick Borovich – ACE Future Leader
BGV – ACE Customer Service

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VP of Real Estate Development

BGV Acquires Graham Frank as Vice President of Development

VP of Real Estate DevelopmentBreckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) is pleased to announce the latest enhancement to their Executive Team with the addition of Graham Frank as BGV’s Vice President of Real Estate Development. With proven skills in construction, real estate sales, commercial leasing, project management and overseeing the development of large, successful projects simultaneously, Graham is well equipped to lead the continued development of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8), which entails construction costs yet to be incurred of approximately $100 million.

Graham joins BGV from Vail Resorts, where he oversaw the Project Management Group in his role as Vice President of Real Estate. Graham was born in Colorado and grew up in Colorado Springs. He earned his MBA focused in Finance and Real Estate Development from the LEEDS School of Business at the University of Colorado and is one of the Founding Board Members of the Vail Valley Young Professionals Association.

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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

We are very happy to announce that 2017 welcomed the newest BGV resort to our family, and our fantastic staff is very excited to be a part of this beautiful resort. We had a successful first month of reservations and look forward to creating many more Grand vacation experiences. Phase 1 of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8) opened with 37 units, along with the aquatics facilities that include three pools and five hot tubs. We will be designating the upper-level hot tub near the large waterfall as an “adults only” area in the very near future. Please look for the signs indicating this during your next visit.

We are also very happy to announce that our onsite restaurant, Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhoff, is open. Robbie’s Tavern is currently the only privately operated restaurant at Breckenridge Ski Resort and offers great food, an extensive wine list, a great selection of draft beers, a variety of cocktails, and a wonderful atmosphere. Please check it out the next time you are visiting Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Additional amenities currently open at GC8 include the Ski Locker Rooms located on the plaza level and the Day Use Lunch Room located on the first floor outside the indoor pool area.

The Operations team is always looking for ways to improve the vacation experience and Day Use experience at our resort, so please do not hesitate to share any feedback with us on how we can make your resort better.

Thank you for reading! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8IMG_2397IMG_2388IMG_2408

CustomerCount and Resort Trades Announce Kevan Beall as the First Customer Engagement Professional Award Winner

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CustomerCountTM and Resort Trades have announced the first recipient of the Customer Engagement Professional (CEP) Award.

Congratulations to Kevan Beall, the Assistant General Manager at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8!

Kevan was recently promoted from the General Manager of the Breck Inn Hotel.

The award recognizes outstanding leaders who exemplify customer engagement within the resort/hospitality industry.

According to Kimberly Tramontana, VP of Operations for BGV, “Kevan Beall has a remarkable capacity to keep track of all aspects of management and exhibits great leadership skills in the process.”

The 25-year-old hospitality professional was selected based on a detailed matrix of hospitality and customer engagement qualifications created especially to measure candidates for this coveted award.  His understanding that little gestures of attention and service to guests makes the difference between an ‘OK’ stay and a ‘WOW’ vacation experience, was one of the most noticeable comments on his application for consideration.

Congratulations again, Kevan!

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