OSOYOOS, BC / January 5, 2017 — The Board of Directors of the Spirit Ridge Owner Association (SROA) announces today the appointment of Mr. Daniel Bibby to the position of General Manager/Executive Director of Operations at Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort.
Mr. Bibby’s tenure with the South Okanagan’s premier resort will be effective very shortly.
“We are thrilled to have retained a proven motivational leader who shares our passion for exceptional guest service and quality of facility,” said Delwen Stander, President of the SROA Board.
“We fully expect Daniel to build a strong team of engaged and empowered people to take Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort to the pinnacle we desire to achieve.”
Mr. Bibby comes to Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort from the Delta Grand Okanagan, a Delta Hotels property located in Kelowna, BC, where he has served as General Manager for more than eight years.
Daniel has extensive resort management and hospitality experience that also includes senior positions at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, and Delta Vancouver Airport. Daniel also holds the position of Chair for Tourism Kelowna.
Mr. Bibby’s appointment is in tandem with ongoing work undertaken by Mike Campol of MJC Hospitality Solutions Inc. — in the capacity of special consultant to the SROA Board — to develop a partnership with a professional resort operator of SROA’s choosing.
After securing full control of the Spirit Ridge property in October 2016, the ownership group directed MJC Hospitality Solutions to assist in a search for a corporate partner to help the resort realize its full potential as a five-star property.
Mr. Campol will continue his contract with SROA to secure this partnership and assist in Mr. Bibby’s transition.
“Mike, working with the Board of Directors and the previous executive director, Global Orchard Hospitality, was instrumental in helping the owners gain full ownership and control of this world class resort,” said Mr. Stander.
“Since 2011, Mike has taken on many roles, including General Manager, Property Manager, Director of Operations, and currently, Special Consultant to the Board.
“The Board of Directors wishes to recognize and thank Mike for his relentless effort and commitment in bringing Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort to where we are today.”
Mr. Campol expressed his unreserved support for the Board’s decision to employ Mr. Bibby.
“I am excited to pass the torch to a man who has more than proven his abilities in the Okanagan at a very high level,” Mr. Campol said.
“I now feel even more confident that Spirit Ridge will take its rightful place as one of the premier, world class resorts in Canada.
Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort is nestled on the slopes of Anarchist Mountain in the South Okanagan, adjacent to the resort community of Osoyoos.
Its 226 adobe-style one-, two- and three bedroom condo suites are surrounded by desert sage and rolling vineyards and embrace the rich culture of the resort’s First Nations surroundings.
Guests at Spirit Ridge enjoy a full range of world-class services and amenities, including an onsite winery, golf course, fine restaurant, full-service spa, marina, and activities for all ages.
Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort offers a year-round event-filled destination unlike any other in Canada.