Gary Baker Joins The Spa at Norwich Inn
Norwich, CT – Gary Baker, CMP, hospitality veteran of both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, has joined The Spa at Norwich Inn’s executive leadership as Director of Sales. Baker will lead the team in developing all markets including corporate, association, events and weddings.
Baker was responsible for a number of ground-breaking events at Mohegan Sun during his tenure as Director of Convention Sales & Services. Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auto Auction is the largest event hosted by Mohegan Sun to date and The CT Marine Trade Association’s Boat Show was the first consumer tradeshow booked at the Mohegan Sun Expo Center. Baker has also contributed to a number of boards and professional associations including the Board of Education in Groton, CT, the AMC Institute, CT Convention & Sports Bureau and the Professional Convention Management Association as the New England Chapter President.
“I am excited to join The Spa at Norwich Inn, one of the top destination spas in the country. I can’t wait to introduce this space to meeting planners along the East Coast, it’s an incredible location in so many different ways,” Baker said.
A premier full-service meeting destination in Connecticut, The Spa at Norwich Inn is located less than two hours from both New York City and Boston, an hour south of Providence and only forty-five minutes from Hartford. Easy access, recently renovated meeting, public and spa space and a centralized location to the the area’s most exciting attractions make The Spa at Norwich Inn the best meeting destination in the region.
“We’re ecstatic to have Gary join our team at The Spa at Norwich Inn. I look forward to his contributions not only in Sales but also as member of our Executive Team.” – John O’Shaughnessy, General Manager.
The Spa at Norwich Inn, built in 1929 and renovated in 2017 and 2018, includes 49 unique rooms with four distinct suites. The Spa is consistently recognized as a top Destination Spa and the Best Day Spa by the readers of Connecticut Magazine. Located on the 42 acres adjacent to the main inn are 51 townhouses offering every bedroom style with features such as galley kitchens, private balconies, and living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces. The Spa and guestrooms are complemented by the award-winning Kensington's Restaurant and Ascot Pub, both open to the public. The Spa at Norwich Inn is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, www.historichotels.org. For more information on The Spa at Norwich Inn, visit www.thespaatnorwichinn.com.
Longtime hospitality veteran to lead sales effort for destination spa and resort