"I couldn't be more excited at the opportunity to help build on the phenomenal success of Grand Canyon West," said Siegel. "I want to continue to elevate our visitors' experiences and help develop the members of our team so we can succeed on behalf of the Hualapai Tribe and its people. This is such a unique culture and Grand Canyon West is such a unique destination. We have all the elements in place here for tremendous success."
Marie Kisner, chairperson of the GCRC, cited Siegel's team approach and deep tourism experience as the primary reasons for his hiring after a national search. GCRC's properties include Grand Canyon West, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hualapai River Runners and the Hualapai Lodge. "Brian is the right person for this job. The Board saw that immediately when we met him," said Kisner. "He understands how to work well in a tribal environment and he gets the importance of customer service and teamwork in a business like Grand Canyon West. He also shines as a leader. We're thrilled to have him join us."
Siegel, born in Buffalo, learned the art of customer service early in life. He recalls working as a young boy in father's parents' movie theater and in his mother's family's drugstore and tobacco/candy shop. Later, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from Florida International University. A wine and food enthusiast, Siegel first visited Grand Canyon West four years ago with his wife, Sandy, and his son – a trip he says has stayed with him ever since.
"I was totally impressed with the operation, with the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and with the Hualapai culture," said Siegel. "Walking the Skywalk, taking the helicopter tour and meeting some great people was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our family. I've never forgotten it and I want to help make that same lasting impression on every single one of our guests."
For interviews with Brian Siegel, contact David Leibowitz at 602-317-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about GCRC tourism entities, visit http://www.grandcanyonwest.com/.
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SOURCE Grand Canyon Resort Corporation