The Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Mass., on Cape Cod appointed Gary S. Thulander as the resort’s new managing director. At Chatham Bars Inn, Thulander will fuse his decades of resort and New England luxury travel experience with his personal passion for Cape Cod, as he returns to the resort from which his management career accelerated. His connections in the community and with locally-based conservation organizations will also further the resort’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the historic shoreline.
Thulander most recently served as president and GM of the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vt. He was awarded the Innkeeper of the Year Award for the state of Vermont in 2017. Before the Woodstock Inn, Thulander spent many years in the Caribbean. He worked for five years as the GM at Landings and Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain, both in St. Lucia, and as GM of Cap Juluca in Anguilla, where he was awarded Hotelier of the Year. He also served as GM at the Equinox Resort and Spa, a RockResort in Manchester, Vt., where he received the Chairman’s Award from Vail Resorts, and spent time at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thulander launched his career and received his foundational training at the Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Va. Throughout his exceptional professional past, Thulander’s approach to operational excellence, personal engagement with guests and sales performance have consistently driven high occupancy levels and record revenues for his properties.
“We are delighted to have a leader like Gary joining the resort as the summer season takes off,” Kathleen Shea, VP of sales and marketing for the Chatham Bars Inn, said in a statement. “His exceptional commitment to the local community and his connection to Chatham will continue to enhance the experience at Chatham Bars Inn for leisure and group guests throughout the year.”
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 and his wife, Mary, have two grown children.