BELOIT, WI (March 10, 2020) – Beloit’s Geronimo Hospitality Group, owner and operator of award-winning lodging, dining, golf and fitness facilities throughout the Midwest, welcomes Chris Ratay as Vice President of Sales. He brings more than 30 years of luxury hospitality management and business development experience to this new role.
Ratay will oversee the daily results of the Geronimo team in all sales-related activities for both lodging and food and beverage operations, including direct sales, forecast analysis and lead generation for each Geronimo Hospitality Group property.
“This role is a sales leader’s dream! Each of our businesses represents the highest in quality and has a unique story to tell. We are looking forward to telling the world,” said Ratay, who will be based at the company’s headquarters in Beloit, WI.
Dedicated to providing truly memorable guest experiences, Ratay’s impressive career includes sales and leadership positions throughout the U.S. at eight four-diamond hotels with major brands including Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotels and Resorts and Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts. Ratay’s career also took him to the iconic St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as general manager. Most recently, Ratay was Vice President at Indianapolis-based Klipsch Marketing & Advisors, focusing on business development and strategic planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Purdue University.
“Chris has deep roots in the hospitality industry and brings valuable experience and insight to our leadership team.” said Jeff Whiteman, COO of Geronimo Hospitality Group. “We will look to his expertise as we fuel the continued growth of Geronimo Hospitality Group in our current and prospective markets.”
about geronimo hospitality group
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, Geronimo Hospitality Group owns and operates a growing collection of award-winning, upscale boutique hotels, restaurants and clubs. Committed to providing memorable guest experiences through its genuine service and original brands, Geronimo properties are distinguished as destinations of choice for locals and travelers in the cities they operate. For more information, visit: www.geronimohospitalitygroup.com.