Paloma Resort Properties, Lake Geneva, has named Richard (Dick) M. Schwalbenberg as the new general manager of The Cove of Lake Geneva, a 222-suite condo-hotel just off the shores of Geneva Lake.
A seasoned professional in hotel, resort operations and homeowner management, Schwalbenberg heralds from Maine, where he served for 13 years as Chief Operating Officer at of the Attitash Mountain Service Company, a leading real estate development and resort management company in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire. In this role, Schwalbenberg functioned as General Manager of two resorts, two motels and 40 Homeowner Association (HOA) properties. Prior to Attitash, Schwalbenberg was General Manager in Maine at Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck and Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley.
“Dick understands the relationship between the resort and the homeowners and brings to the Cove the knowledge of how to manage both entities simultaneously for the betterment of the property,” says Garth L. Chambers, President of Paloma Resort Properties, which has managed operations at The Cove since 2013. “While at Sugarloaf, Dick was retained jointly by the resort and the condo association, successfully moving this over-leveraged property to solid financial footing while repositioning the hotel, increasing service levels, and acting as project manager for the hotel’s renovation.”
A Certified Hotel Administrator, former President of the New England Inns and Resorts Association, and Executive Board Member of the Maine Innkeepers’ American Hotel and Lodging Association, Schwalbenberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Management and an Associate’s Degree in Business and Hotel Technology.
“We look forward to Dick’s leadership as he employs his years of experience and expertise to further heighten the guest experience at the Cove and staff training standards,” says Chambers, “while also augmenting the property’s financial performance through creative marketing and sales strategies, improved community relations and enhanced property maintenance and design.”
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Management, University of Phoenix; Associate’s Degree in Business and Hotel Technology, University of Maine
Paloma Resort Properties
1221 Geneva National Ave. S.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147