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March 8, 2005

Nicholas Dimeglio returns to CW as Williamsburg Inn general manager, Hospitality food and beverage director

Nicholas DiMeglio, a native of Williamsburg, has accepted the position of general manager of the Williamsburg Inn, and director of food and beverage and recreation for the Colonial Williamsburg Company. He will provide comprehensive oversight of the Williamsburg Inn, the 28 Colonial Houses, four colonial dining taverns and all hospitality recreation, food and beverage operations. DiMeglio grew up in and around Colonial Williamsburg and has returned to familiar ground.

“Nicholas is a distinguished hotelier who has served in numerous leadership positions with many of the nation’s premier hotel companies during his three-decade career,” said John Hallowell, president-hospitality, Colonial Williamsburg Company.

Prior to DiMeglio’s return, he served as the vice president of Hotel and Resort Operations, as well as the vice president of acquisitions and marketing with Guest Services Inc. (GSI), a diversified hospitality company in Fairfax, Va., that oversees hotel, dining and recreation facilities and operations across the country.

During his tenure with GSI, he oversaw operation of: The Marbella, a private, ultra-luxury condominium resort in Naples, Fla.; the two historic hotels at Mount Ranier National Park in Washington, the Paradise Inn and the National Park Inn; and the Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia, a 6,000-acre ski, golf and conference center facility. DiMeglio oversaw the recent acquisitions by GSI of the Big Sur Lodge in California, a property that he also has operated, and the GSI acquisition of food service operations at the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Washington, D.C., Visitor Center. Additionally, he oversaw the construction of the acclaimed Doubletree Guest Suites in Naples, which has earned Hilton’s top hospitality service rankings (Connie Award).

DiMeglio held various management positions with three Ritz-Carlton properties: Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage in California (which he opened); Ritz-Carlton Phoenix (which he also opened); and the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta. He also worked in food and beverage management capacities with the top-rated Four Seasons and Hyatt Regency hotels, both in Washington, D.C.

DiMeglio is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a degree from James Madison University, where he swam competitively and was captain of the swim team. He is a Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA), who also holds the title of Sommelier, awarded by the Sommelier Society of America. He is on the board of Historic Hotels of America (of which the Williamsburg Inn and Colonial Houses are members) and is past president of the Virginia Hospitality Travel Association-Travel Component. An avid sportsman, golfer and skier, DiMeglio recently climbed Mount Ranier for the second time.

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