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Stephen Ast Appointed Managing Director of The Hermosa Inn

As we continue our 80th Anniversary celebration, we are thrilled to announce the recent appointment of Stephen Ast as the property's new managing director, overseeing operations of the resort, LON's at the Hermosa and LON's Last Drop. "Stephen brings 30+ years of luxury hospitality experience to The Hermosa Inn, which will be vital as we bring the property to the next level of luxury with the unveiling of new guest rooms and additional renovations at the end of the year," said owner Mike Allred. Ast has managed some of the top resorts in the nation. Most recently as managing director of the Boulders Resort & Spa in Arizona, in addition to the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida, the Grand Wailea in Hawaii and a number of other Arizona-based properties, including the Arizona Biltmore and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. His involvement in the hospitality industry has also included seats on the Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Phoenix Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the City of Phoenix Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Board and the Valley Hotel and Resort Association. "The Hermosa Inn is at an exciting point in its 80-year development," said Ast. "I look forward to being a part of this iconic Arizona resort and its evolution as one of the top luxury boutique resorts in the southwest." For more information or to book a stay with us call toll free at 800.241.1210 or check availability in the box above. For ongoing news and upcoming events, connect with ua on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Creating a Cocktail Program with Southern Glazer's

We've been busy behind the bar at LON's Last Drop! While we're expanding the space (we can't wait to unveil the renovations later this year), our team recently went on a field trip to Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, where we created and tasted many different combinations of spirits, herbs, fruits, and vegetables to create our new and exciting cocktail program. In the photos below, you'll see the following standouts that we are working on: The bright orange cocktail is Tequila, carrot juice, chai syrup, lemon juice, and garnished with a sage leaf. The drink in the stainless steel cup is a play on a mint julep with a pecan syrup and bourbon - so good! The green drink was a great experiment with tarragon syrup and was extremely vibrant and herbaceous. Can't wait to share our final creations with you once we celebrate the grand reopening! Stay tuned here for details and invites, and follows us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for regular updates.

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Share Your Historic Photos, Memories & Win a One-Night Stay, Dinner for Two

As a continuation of our 80th Anniversary celebration, we're asking for YOUR help! Do you have a hisotric photo of the property or an amazing memory of a stay or of the original owner Lon Megargee? If so, you could wine a one-night stay + dinner for two at LON's and the chance to have your photo featured on property! Here's how to enter: REQUEST FOR HISTORICAL PHOTOS: Have a historical photo of the property from 1936 - 1986? Scan and email a hi-resolution version to Marketing@HermosaInn.com or bring it to the resort lobby for scanning no later than Friday, October 14, 2016. The best historical photos entered will be blown up on canvas and on display at LON's throughout the remainder of 2016, while all photos submitted will be posted on the Inn's Facebook page. The photo with the most likes will receive a one-night stay and dinner for two at LON's at the Hermosa. REQUEST FOR GUEST MEMORIES: Have a great memory of time spent at The Hermosa Inn during the 1950's? Or a story from a grandparent of the historic hotel's original owner Alonzo "Lon" Megargee? Stories are to be submitted to Marketing@HermosaInn.com along with full name, email and phone number. Standout stories will be posted on the property's blog, while the very best story â?" chosen by an esteemed panel of experts relating to the property, its original owner Alonzo "Lon" Megargee and Arizona history - will win a one-night stay and dinner for two at LON's at the Hermosa. Thank you for your help in celebrating our 80th year as a guest ranch! We would not be where we are today without all of you! For more information or to book a stay at The Hermosa Inn call toll free at 800.241.1210 or visit HermosaInn.com. For ongoing news and upcoming events, find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Featured Wedding: Jennifer & Barton

It's #WeddingWednesday and we're celebrating by sharing photos of Jennifer and Barton's gorgeous wedding that took place on Memorial Day weekend. This intimate gathering (35 guests) took place in our library and boardroom, with the reception in our Stetson Room. Cara Morrsion of A Day to Cherish designed the wedding and every part of their special day was captured on camera by Eyes 2 See Photography. Get a glimpse into their wedding day below. Need more wedding pinspiration? Visit our "Wedding Wishes" board on Pinterest. To book your rehearsal dinner, wedding, honeymoon or just a romantic getaway for two at The Hermosa Inn, visit us online at  www.HermosaInn.com,  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, or call us at 602.955.8614.

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