Heritage Hotels and Resorts appointed Chris Paulk as GM of the El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, N.M.
Paulk, a 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, most recently served as GM of the Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga, Calif. Before his tenure there, he worked in the same capacity at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, N.M., and as hotel manager at Viceroy Snowmass Resort and Spa near Aspen, Colo.
Paulk began his hospitality career in Wyndham International’s corporate office in Dallas and then worked in the rooms division for Colorado ski resorts in Wyndham’s Grand Bay Resorts portfolio. Over the course of his career, Paulk also helped Horst Schulze open resorts under his Capella Hotel umbrella and worked with Ian Schrager on the Public Hotels brand. Paulk has also worked with Rosewood properties in New Mexico.
“We’re excited to welcome Chris to the helm of El Monte Sagrado. He knows how to deliver a guest experience that surpasses all expectations, and his talent and experience are the perfect fit for Heritage,” Adrian Perez, president of Heritage Hotels and Resorts, said in a statement.
“El Monte Sagrado is a world-class resort and an iconic New Mexico luxury retreat,” Paulk said in a statement. “It is a privilege to work with the team to uphold the standards that guests have come to associate with the property and the Heritage brand.”
In addition to hospitality, Paulk has a passion for wine. He is a certified sommelier and owns a vineyard and wine brand in Argentina.