Inn at SentryWorld appoints general manager

US: The Inn at SentryWorld, a boutique hotel located in Wisconsin, has announced Chad Bates as its general manager.

Bates has over 20 years of experience having formerly worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. 

Prior to joining the Inn, Bates most recently served as assistant general manager for the Temecula Creek Inn golf resort in Southern California wine country.

He said: “I attest where I’m at today to those leaders who helped me, saw my potential, and guided me along through my progression. Being from the Midwest, and Wisconsin let alone, it’s kind of natural to make people happy—to smile and to care. You just have human conversations with guests. And it doesn’t matter if they’re celebrities or high-end business clientele. We’re all people.”

The Inn at SentryWorld will offer 64 guest rooms, golf course views, a cafe and bakery, a bar, a kid’s playroom, and The Outfitter shop where guests can hire bikes, fishing rods, snowshoes, and cross-country skis.

Sentry Insurance announced plans to build the upscale hotel at SentryWorld, its golf course located in Stevens Point, last year. Back in 2013-2014, the company fully renovated the golf course and field house. 

Mike James, SentryWorld general manager, commented: “SentryWorld welcomes back a person who fully understands Central Wisconsin values. Chad brings 20-plus years of experience in managing luxury hotels that put a high emphasis on the total guest experience—the same type of experience guests will find at the Inn at SentryWorld.”

The hotel is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021.

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