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  Robert E. Wilson Appointed General Manager for
The Thayer Hotel West Point

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West Point, NY  (January 2004) - Robert E. Wilson of Thompson Ridge, NY has been named General Manager for The Thayer Hotel West Point, part of the Fisher Hotels Group.

Mr. Wilson has been associated with Fisher since 1982.  Since 1998, he was Director of Finance for The Thayer Hotel, where he was responsible for overseeing the property through an estimated $26 million historical renovation in conjunction with the Department of C.F.S.C. of the United States Army.

In 1994, Mr. Wilson moved to White Haven, Pennsylvania as Financial Controller for the Fisher Hotel Group’s Mountain Laurel Resort until 1998. In 1986, he opened the Mystic Hilton in Mystic Connecticut, as the Fisher Hotel Group’s Financial Controller.

Mr. Wilson began his career as Assistant Controller at the Bostonian Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Suffolk University in New York.

Mr. Wilson and his wife Jill have four children, Dean Melina, Baileigh and Johanna. 

Built in 1926, the Thayer Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only full-service hotel on the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Albany, New York.  Over the years, it has hosted a long line of dignitaries and celebrities including General Tommy Franks, General Douglas MacArthur, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy, Her Royal Highness Princess Alsha Bint-Huessen of Jordan, singer Luciano Pavarotti, actors George C. Scott and Gregory Peck, the Philadelphia Flyers, the cast of  “The Sopranos,” and many others.

Originally constructed to accommodate U.S. Military Academy personnel and their guests, the Thayer Hotel was a successor of the original West Point Hotel.  The Hotel is named for Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, Superintendent of the Academy from 1817 to 1833.


 
Contact:
Mary T. Prenon
(914) 762-1900
  mary@thompson-bender.com
Also See: Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / The Boutique Search Firm / January 2004
Jodi Gellman Named Director of Catering Hotel Thayer at West Point / June 2003


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