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New York, NY – February 7, 2018 – Two iconic resorts – Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod and the Inn at Perry Cabin on Maryland’s Eastern Shore – will see a new sales and market strategy this year, courtesy of luxury hospitality authority Kathleen Shea who has joined the resorts as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this newly-created role, Shea will be responsible for driving awareness, market share and sales for the resorts, which pair locally-inspired traditional East Coast elegance with authentic contemporary charm. She will also debut the Pete Dye-designed Links at Perry Cabin in Spring 2018, and later oversee the opening of the Lodge at Perry Cabin. Shea is based in New York City.

“With her depth of expertise in building top luxury hotel brands, Kathleen Shea is the perfect addition to our team,” says John Speers, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Chatham Bars Inn.  “Kathleen is uniquely qualified to raise awareness and grow the two resorts’ profiles, having had spectacular success throughout her career at preeminent luxury and lifestyle hospitality brands—Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Taj Hotels and Canyon Ranch.”

“On the heels of the bicentennial at the Inn, the opening of the Links at Perry Cabin creates a fresh experience for visitors,” added Michael Hoffmann, General Manager and Managing Director of the Inn at Perry Cabin and the Links at Perry Cabin. “We are eager for Kathleen to elevate the opening and the properties, reaching new audiences from deluxe golf groups to those looking to incorporate an afternoon on the links into a longer excursion at the shore.”

The hiring of Kathleen Shea marks an exciting development for these renowned properties, as Shea has repeatedly proven to be a successful change agent and driver of growth.  Throughout her career, she has been recognized for turning start-ups into multi-million-dollar enterprises, and for building high performing sales and marketing teams with a strong customer focus and an ability to differentiate from other luxury competition.

Ms. Shea is a graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, with a bachelor's degree in Business and Speech Communications. She resides in Manhattan. 

About Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Bars Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most beloved and storied destinations for family vacations, romantic getaways and corporate retreats.  First opened as a luxury hunting lodge for wealthy Bostonians in 1914, today it is a full-service resort with 217 individually decorated rooms and suites, endless recreational options, exceptional dining, and an exclusive spa. Chatham Bars Inn has undergone a $100-million renovation that has retained the Inn’s turn-of-the-century charm and breezy, seaside ambience while adding all the comforts and luxuries of associated with luxury living.  It is located on its own quarter-mile private beach just a short stroll from Chatham, one of the most historic and picturesque villages on the Cape.  Chatham Bars Inn was named one of the “World’s Best Family Travel” destinations by Travel + Leisure in 2015. For reservations and more information, visit www.chathambarsinn.com or call 800-527-4884. Connect with Chatham Bars Inn on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

About the Inn at Perry Cabin

Steeped in history and style, The Inn at Perry Cabin is a luxury retreat surrounded by lush greenery along the tranquil shore of St. Michaels, Maryland. Featuring luxe interiors, an award-winning restaurant, a private 5,400-square-foot spa, an outdoor heated pool, and fitness center, The Inn at Perry Cabin is an idyllic East Coast escape. The Inn at Perry Cabin will be joined by two additional properties slated to open later this year—a world-class golf course designed by Pete Dye called The Links at Perry Cabin and an accompanying luxury hotel. For more information or reservations, please visit The Inn at Perry Cabin’s website, or call 800-722-2949. 

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