Cranwell Resort Names Carl Pratt as New General Manager

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Former Canyon Ranch Executive selected to oversee year-round luxury resort

Carl Pratt, General Manager, Cranwell Resort Spa & Golf Club

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in the Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts announced the appointment of Carl Pratt to the position of General Manager, succeeding Lewis Kiesler, who is retiring after 11 years with the resort.

Bringing more than 20 years of hotel and resort management experience to Cranwell, Pratt has served in various management and operational positions in the hospitality area. After joining Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires in 1989, he was appointed Spa Director, Hotel Director and then Managing Director, before leaving to become General Manager of the Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH. During his time there, he served a dual role as Wellness Program Director for Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth College, where he delivered leadership and stress management workshops, as well as developing a wellness education program for Dartmouth College faculty and employees. Pratt holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Johnston State College, as well as a certification with the Center for Creative Leadership.

Kiesler, who is retiring after 45 years in the hospitality industry in New England and the Caribbean, leaves Cranwell after overseeing it’s progression that included the opening of the world-class state of the art Spa in 2002.

Cranwell is located just two and one-half hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Massachusetts. This award winning, year-round resort features 96 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole Championship golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and is home to one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast. With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events. The resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ brand and is also a long time member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of over 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns. The resort is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas” and some of their many recognitions include SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for one of “Best Spa Resorts for Golf” and the Wine Spectator Magazine Award for Excellence.


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