Scott Gold Appointed To Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors

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Northern Arizona has representation to lodging industry board

Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association announced the appointment of Scott Gold, General Manager of Mormon Lake Lodge, to their Board of Directors.

As general manager of Forever Resorts Mormon Lake Lodge, Gold has been instrumental in the Lodge’s growth and development, including acquisitions, renovations and the implementation of a state-of-the art mobile food service operation. The Mormon Lake Lodge Mobile Catering operation was designed to be used in remote locations to support offsite foodservice needs for emergency services, forest fighters, or large outdoor, public or private events. During the past two years the mobile catering operation has supported federal relief workers during national hurricane disasters in Florida, New Orleans and Mississippi.

Gold, formerly served on the board of directors for the Arizona License Beverage Association, and serves as a volunteer for the local fire department, the Arizona Red Cross, and has held key operational positions in hotels in the United States and abroad during his 30 years of service to the hospitality industry.

“This is an honor and an exciting opportunity to represent our industry and be further involved with fellow members of the Association,” said Gold.

Since 1938 Arizona’s Hotel and Lodging Association has been the leading public policy advocate for the industry representing over 34,000 rooms statewide, and 400 plus members with a mission to unify, protect, enhance and promote Arizona’s resorts, hotels, B&B’s, and related industry partners.

The Association actively participates in public affairs linking members to vital industry resources to encourage high standards of business and ethics, improve employee-industry relations and benefits and represents its members to increase visitation to Arizona lodging establishments.

About Mormon Lake Lodge

Located on 280 acres of forest, in northern Arizona, Mormon Lake Lodge is a unique western retreat that includes 54 log cabins and lodging rooms, 74 site RV Park & Campgrounds, meeting rooms, camp store, petting zoo, the Zane Grey Museum, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATV rides and a buffalo heard. The Mormon Lake Lodge Steakhouse has been serving up savory open-pit mesquite grilled entrees since 1924. The Lodge recently dedicated a new mobile catering business capable of providing meals, hot or cold, to serve 50 to 6000 meals per day. In addition to being ISO 14001 registered, they are a member of the Green Hotel Association and the 1st Arizona member of the Green Restaurant Association. Located 30 minutes south of Flagstaff and 2 1/2 hours north of Phoenix.

About Forever Resorts

Forever Resorts has operated properties in national parks, recreation areas, national forests, and other vacation destinations since 1981. The company has significant experience in lodging, food service, retail operations, marinas, houseboat manufacturing and rentals. Forever Resorts was the first multi-site marina, hospitality, and lodging operator in the United States to earn the International Organization for Standards ISO 14001 certification for all its domestic operations. By 2005 nineteen Forever Resorts properties were accepted into EPA National Environmental Performance Track for environmental excellence. For more information please visit the company website at


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