Resort names Ryan Buck Director of Sales
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Mich. has named Ryan Buck to the position of Director of Sales.? In his position, Mr. Buck is responsible for overseeing all facets of the nearly 600-room Resort?s group sales team including revenue management, travel, trade shows, and budgeting.
Mr. Buck has nearly 14 years of experience in the hospitality and meetings industry.? He comes to Grand Traversed Resort and Spa from the W Hotels of Chicago, Ill. where he was the Complex Director of Group Sales since 2011.? Before that, he was Director of Sales and Events at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago and Associate Director of Sales at the Swissotel Chicago.
Other positions he has held include Senior Sales Manager at the Renaissance Eden Roc Resort and Spa, Miami Beach, Fla., Senior Sales Manager at the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., and Sales Manager at the InterContinental Hotels Group, Chicago.? Mr. Buck started his career in hospitality as a Sales Manager at the Swissotel, Chicago.
Mr. Buck is the recipient of several awards from the hospitality organizations where he worked.? He holds a bachelor?s degree from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. When not supporting his team at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, has written an unpublished children?s book and is currently developing three feature film scripts.