Cape Resorts, the owner and manager of a collection of classic historic American resort properties in New York and New Jersey, has appointed Dan Flannery as its new CEO. He is charged with leading Cape Resorts’ operations and continuing its strategic growth, starting with the renovation and reopening of the Pridwin on Shelter Island, off the North Fork of Long Island, later this month. Prior to this new role, Flannery was SVP/managing director of Marriott’s EDITION brand.
“Dan is an inspirational and creative hospitality leader who appreciates the authenticity of our properties and is focused on operational excellence,” said Curtis Bashaw, founder/managing director, Cape Resorts. “We are excited to welcome Dan to our executive team. He understands our commitment to service and building traditions as we welcome our guests year after year, but he also believes in the power of the Cape Resorts brand to expand further.”
A hospitality veteran with more than 40 years of experience, Flannery entered the hospitality industry in 1981, opening a suburban Maryland Marriott hotel as a waiter and busboy. While attending the University of Maryland, he decided to pursue a career in hospitality, remaining with Marriott in food and beverage management positions over the next 11 years in Maryland; Los Angeles; Palm Desert, CA; and New York City. He became hotel manager at the Marriott Financial Center Hotel in 1997 and was promoted to general manager for the RIHGA Royal Hotel in 2001. In 2002, Flannery joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park and shortly thereafter became area general manager for both the Battery Park and Central Park hotels. He was COO at Morgans Hotel Group from 2011-2014 before returning to Marriott in his aforementioned role with EDITION, the lifestyle brand he helped create and launch in 2009.
Over his career, Flannery also helped to develop some of Marriott’s most successful concept restaurants. In 1998, he partnered with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open Roy’s New York at the Marriott Financial Center, and in 2007 opened BLT Market at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park with chef Laurent Tourondel.
“I am excited to work with Cape Resorts and its collection of iconic American properties,” shared Flannery. “It’s special to work with properties with such rich histories, tradition and culinary operations, including Congress Hall, the country’s oldest seaside resort, and Beach Plum Farm, a 62-acre working farm that provides ingredients to Cape Resorts properties. The company’s portfolio of hotels and properties includes several distinct guest experiences. I look forward to contributing to this next chapter of Cape Resorts’ reputation for excellence.”