• Antlers at Vail’s General Manager Retires

     
    POSTED October 28, 2016
     

Rob LeVine, the general manager of Antlers at Vail, has retired from his 29-year tenure at the hotel. In his honor, they have renamed the conference center after him.

“After all the many wonderful and gratifying experiences that I've enjoyed in the hospitality industry over the years, none outweighs the incredible honor of having the Antlers meeting facility bearing my name,” says LeVine. “Very simply, I am fortunate beyond words.”

Antlers at Vail is the sole place LeVine worked at full time. He began his career there as a front desk clerk more than 38 years ago. In the late 1990s, LeVine led a renovation project that added 24 condominiums and underground parking. He converted the hotel’s fireplaces from wood-burning to gas, which encouraged the entire Valley to follow suit. His latest upgrade to the hotel earned them a platinum lodging ranking.

Magdalena King is set to be Antlers at Vail’s new general manager; she hopes to keep LeVine’s legacy alive and well.

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.