In case you didn't see this in print over the weekend, here's a column about an interesting pesonnel change.
Plus it sounds like another well-known Rochester leader is also making a switch. Should have more on that soon.
A well-known leader in Rochester's hospitality industry was recently hired by a large, new senior living complex.
John Beltz started on Dec. 1 as the manager of community relations for The Waters on Mayowood, a new 175-unit senior living community under construction at Mayowood Road Southwest and 16th Street Southwest. It's expected to be ready to open for residents in March.
The massive 282,070-square-foot complex will feature a variety types of apartments in two four-story buildings. That will include 71 independent living apartments, 70 senior living with services, 20 memory care and 14 enhanced care apartments.
Beltz has been a high-profile local hospitality executive for many years. Since 2013, he has worked as vice-president of brand management and revenue development for the Chafoulias family's Titan Development and Investments. Prior to that, he worked for Broadway Residence and Suites for six years. From 2002 to 2007, he worked at Rochester's Kahler hotels as a regional vice president for then-owner Sunstone Hotels.
"This is just an another application for my hospitality skills for a new demographic," he said of the new position. "I'm excited to be working with an organization that's really poised for growth."
The Waters on Mayowood is the creation of Rochester developer Jeff C. Brown partnered with The Waters Senior Living of Minnetonka as the operator. The Waters is in charge of seven senior living centers in Minnesota.
“John’s extensive background in high-end hotel management is a perfect fit for The Waters on Mayowood’s upscale community and discerning residents,” stated Waters CEO Kyle Didler in his hiring announcement.
The Waters also hired another well-known Rochester at the start of 2014, when it added Bruce Rohde as the director of community operations for The Waters on Mayowood. Rhode had previously worked for Mayo Clinic for 25 years, most recently serving as the high-profile chair of the facilities division.