Camden on the Lake Resort's management group, Lodging One Hospitality, has announced two new additions to the the resort's senior management team.
Camden on the Lake Resort’s management group, Lodging One Hospitality, has announced two new additions to the the resort’s senior management team. Camden on the Lake welcomes two seasoned professionals and industry experts to serve as General Manager and Food & Beverage Director.
Bryan Drew recently became the new Resort General Manager. Drew will oversee all operations and lead the Resort’s continued pursuit of providing a luxury guest experience. Drew will develop strategies across the enterprise to continually grow the Camden on the Lake Resort brand.
“We are looking forward to the new perspective and fresh ideas Bryan will bring to our operations,” said Chris Heinz, President of Lodging One Hospitality. “Bryan has a great understanding of the industry and a passion to move Camden into the next level of service and strategy.”
Drew is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. He comes to Camden on the Lake Resort from the newly renovated Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he served as General Manager, overseeing 333 guest rooms, conference space, and nearly $21 million in revenue.
Drew has managed both domestic and international hotels, from the 1,241 luxury room resort in Hawaii to a boutique, 200 suite resort in Jamaica. Drew has opened or renovated 11 hotels and resorts in the U.S., primarily Hyatt and Hilton hotels. He began his career in food & beverage at the Hyatt Regency Hilton Head Island.
“Camden is truly the premier resort experience at the Lake,” Drew said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be surrounded by great staff and a wonderful community, and I look forward to applying my experience to take this unique resort to the next level.”
Jason Hodges recently became the Resort’s new Food and Beverage Director. Hodges is responsible for the vision, direction, and development of Camden Resort’s food and beverage operation, including the award-winning H. Toad's Bar & Grill, H. Toads Entertainment Complex, and the banquet service for the Resort’s 19,000 square feet of event space.
"Jason will work very closely with our General Manager and our Executive Chef who oversees the culinary team and menu creations,” Heinz said. “He is already elevating food and beverage offerings, and pushing to raise the bar on customer service for our guests."
Hodges brings 25 years of experience in hospitality management to Camden on the Lake Resort. He most recently worked as General Manager of Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse for Daystar Restaurant Group in Branson. He previously served as District Manager with Mastercorp, overseeing three Wyndham Vacation properties in the Tennessee mountains. Hodges launched his career in Lake Ozark, Mo., in 1991.
“Camden Resort associates are committed to quality and creating memorable guest experiences,” Drew said. “We’re working on several new initiatives and Resort enhancements that we look forward to announcing in the future.”
Camden on the Lake Resort has earned the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for five years running. This year, the resort’s entertainment complex was voted Best Entertainment at the Lake and H. Toads Chef Chris Messinio won the Silver Cup Chef’s Challenge.
Camden Resort features 117 luxurious condo suites and overlooks the marina and H. Toads entertainment complex on the seven-mile mark of the Lake. Suites include fully furnished kitchens, spacious living rooms, and large bathrooms in each suite, along with dual showerheads and optional Jacuzzi tubs, in-suite laundry units, and private balconies overlooking the lake or scenic woods.
Amenities include casual dining, retail shops, fitness center, full service AVEDA salon and spa, multi-media theatre, marina and boat charters, hot tubs and an outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar. The Resort is also ideal for conferences and special events, with more than 19,000 square feet of meeting space, full service catering, and convention services.