Chatham Bars Inn welcomes new Managing Director

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Iconic resort welcomes back hotelier with focus on expanding community support 
The executive team at the iconic Chatham Bars Inn announces the appointment of luxury hotelier Gary S. Thulander as the resort’s new Managing Director.
The appointment marks Thulander’s return to the resort that sparked his management career and will further strengthen the Inn’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the historic shoreline through the team’s comunity connections with locally-based conservation organizations.
Thulander is highly respected for his ability to raise the profile of luxury and independent hotels and resorts through operational excellence, continuous innovation, community relationships, and financial growth. At Chatham Bars Inn, Thulander will fuse his decades of resort and New England luxury travel experience with his personal passion for Cape Cod.
“Chatham Bars Inn shows leadership and a sincere dedication to our community,” said Thulander. “I will take great pleasure in keeping with the Inn’s commitment to the heritage of Cape Cod and it is an honor to represent an extremely caring resort and work together as a partner within our strong community. I am proud to be able to work here.”
Chatham Bars Inn Community Mission
The spirit of “Community” runs throughout the culture of Chatham Bars Inn’s staff and ownership. Every year, staff members dedicate time and energy into several programs and services.
The Inn is honored to assist those in need and provide resources and venues for events that might not otherwise happen without donated space. The Inn will continue to honor the tradition of community service and support.
The following are just a few of the programs the Inn has either created or participated in recently:
– Hosting a complimentary holiday luncheon each December for the police officers and participants in the Police Department’s Reassurance Program (the Program is designed to assist in the safety and well-being of the elder population in Chatham);
– Hosting the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame dinner and the Fan Appreciation Day to assist in the development of future athletes as well as support areas affected by the baseball league;
– For the last 23 years, hosting the Giving Tree Ceremony that draws the community together by donating clothes and toys to families in need;
– Awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating Chatham High School student to help grow and develop the town’s youth, most of whom return to give back to Chatham;
– Supporting the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association, a local coalition dedicated to a healthy marine environment and the education and management of conscious fishing business, ensuring that seafood served at the resort is sustainable and to support environmentally conscious local businesses;
-­‐ As a founding partner and major supporter of The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, offering guests the opportunity to shadow the only team of scientists conducting research on the Great White Shark population off the coast of Cape Cod. This partnership provides an amazing experience while helping to dispel the negative myths surrounding sharks by highlighting the vital role they play in the health of the ecosystem that the Cape community depends on.
About Gary Thulander
Gary Thulander, Managing Director for Chatham Bars Inn, uses his decades of expertise in hospitality, his passion for Cape Cod, and his wealth of knowledge about New England and luxury travel to uphold the resort’s preeminence and global admiration. His connections with locally-based conservation organizations further the resort’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the historic shoreline. Thulander is a New England native who graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business with a degree in Hotel Administration. He received his foundational training in the profession, at the Forbes 5-star The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia. Thulander’s reputable hospitality experience includes positions as President and General Manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, General Manager at Landings and Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain, and General Manager of Cap Juluca in Anguilla. He also served as General Manager at the Equinox Resort and Spa, a RockResort in Manchester,Vermont, where he received the prestigious Chairman’s Award
from Vail Resorts, and spent time at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, a then-Five Diamond property. Thulander looks forward to well established history of raising the profiles of luxury and independent hotels and resorts through operational excellence, continuous innovation, community relationships, and financial growth.
About Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most beloved and storied destinations for family vacations, romantic getaways and corporate retreats. What opened as a luxury hunting lodge for wealthy Bostonians in 1914 is today a full-service resort with 217 individually decorated rooms and suites, endless recreational options, exceptional dining, and an exclusive spa. Chatham Bars Inn has undergone a $100-million renovation that has left nothing untouched. The transformation has retained the Inn’s turn-of-the-century charm and breezy, seaside ambience while adding all the comforts and luxuries of modern living. It is located on its own quarter-mile private beach just a short stroll from
Chatham, one of the most historic and picturesque villages on the Cape. Chatham Bars Inn was named was recognized by Boston Weddings Magazine for “Best Cape Cod Wedding Venue” in 2018. Additionally, Chatham Bars Inn was recently awarded several accolades by the Massachusetts Lodging Association including “Community Service Leader of the Year” for 2018 for its ongoing commitment to protecting the local environment and “Innovative Hotel of the Year” for its spa products utilizing produce sourced from the farm.

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