Cliff House Maine, a waterfront resort on the southern coast of Maine, welcomed Nancy White as the property’s new GM.
White, who was previously the interim GM and director of sales and marketing at Cliff House when the resort’s reimagination project began in 2015, will now be returning full-time to oversee the second phase of the coastal property’s remarkable transformation set to be unveiled later this summer.
“The magic of Cliff House is an undeniable feeling—one that I am now very proud to be a part of in this position,” White said in a statement. “It is with great pride that I take on this role, knowing that I will be able to play a key role in driving Cliff House’s marked success as one of the premier resort destinations in New England into its next chapter.”
White is no stranger to the Destination Hotels brand, Cliff House’s management company, having been director of sales and marketing at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz. Following that, White established her own respected business consulting firm, Workshop AZ, where she provided strategic leadership, master facilitation and inspirational coaching to management companies, ownership groups and investors in both hospitality and service-related industry brands.
A long list of White’s previous hospitality consulting experience include over 40 hotels, ranging from luxury resorts, major conference centers, urban-minded city hotels, and independent boutique properties located throughout North America, including many within the Destination Hotels portfolio from Stowe, Vermont to San Diego, Calif.
White earned her degree in hotel and restaurant management and later continued her journey of self-development at Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, with a master’s degree in positive organizational development and change, and was subsequently named the director of Leadership Honors Bootcamp and The Leadership Wheel foundation. She is also an instructor at Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Global Hospitality Leadership program.