Ryan Krukar Named General Manager Of Topnotch Resort & Spa

Gemstone Hotel & Resorts, LLC. announces that Ryan Krukar has taken the helm as the new general manager of Topnotch Resort & Spa. In this position, Krukar will manage the resort operating teams, oversee all sales and marketing for the resort, as well as provide operational leadership for the 68-room luxury boutique resort. Krukar also will interface with the three other Gemstone New England properties and coordinate the resulting synergistic opportunities.

Krukar joins Topnotch Resort & Spa from the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. With a decade of experience in New England hospitality, he has held leadership positions at Stone House in Little Compton, RI, and Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, VT.

“Ryan brings a background of excellence in resort leadership and a rich knowledge of Stowe, VT and the New England area to our team,” said Jeff McIntyre, Partner, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC., property management company for the resort. “We’re excited to welcome him to the Topnotch Resort & Spa team and believe he will move our operations and marketing efforts to new heights.”

Topnotch Resort & Spa provides guests celebrated amenities such as a world-renowned spa, two locally acclaimed food and beverage outlets, and a nationally ranked tennis facility. Nestled at the base of Mt. Mansfield, the resort also offers outdoor activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding and a variety of exhilarating winter activities such as skiing, sleigh rides and skating. Topnotch also is well known throughout the region for the unique family programs and tailored experiences for couples and groups.

For more information and reservations at Topnotch Resort & Spa, visit www.topnotchresort.com or call 1-800-451-8686. Topnotch Resort is located at 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT.

About Topnotch Resort

Set within 120 acres of woodland at the foot of Mount Mansfield in the village of Stowe, Vermont, Topnotch Resort blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of world-class resort. In 2013, a $15M renovation encompassed all 68 guest rooms, 9,000 square feet of meeting space and added a new concept restaurant, The Roost, to complement the locally sourced, full-service restaurant Flannel.   Additional accommodations can be found in a variety of Resort Homes. Amenities at the luxury boutique resort include the 35,000 square foot Topnotch Spa; the Tennis Center with four indoor and six outdoor courts; a state-of-the-art Fitness Center; and water features such as an indoor pool, a whirlpool/Jacuzzi, and two outdoor pools with mountain-views – one of which is heated year-round. Among the outdoor pursuits is cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. One of members of the MetWest Terra Hospitality collection of boutique hotels, Topnotch Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond property.