New Leadership Joins Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT


Seasoned Hospitality Star Stephanie Mehail Announced as new General Manager

March 3, 2014 (Stowe, Vermont)


MetWest Terra Hospitality appointed seasoned hospitality professional Stephanie Mehail to the position of General Manager at Topnotch Resort. Mehail will be responsible for overseeing all operations at the boutique luxury resort in Stowe, Vermont. Stephanie joins Topnotch following two years as General Manager of The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, overseeing all aspects of the AAA 4-Diamond luxury inn and spa which was ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as the #1 Hotel in the Mid-Atlantic region for 2013.


Mehail began her career in the hospitality industry in 1993, and since has held positions of increasing responsibility with groups including Orient Express, Langham Hotel Group and Wyndham International, serving as Director of Food and Beverage, Hotel Manager, and General Manager in hotels around the world. Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where she received her Bachelors of Science.


“We are thrilled to bring Stephanie on board,” said Gary Gutierrez, President, MetWest Terra Hospitality. “We are confident that her expertise in the hospitality industry will be an incredible asset to the team.”




About Topnotch Resort

Located at the foot of Mount Mansfield in the quintessential New England village of Stowe, Topnotch Resort is a year-round destination. Re-opened in 2013 following a nearly $15M investment, the iconic property, which is an AAA 4-diamond and Preferred Boutique Resort, offers an authentic Vermont experience with an updated look. A new arrival experience, lobby, guestrooms, meeting and event space and outdoor venue, a new restaurant and bar and a reconceived restaurant (formerly known as Norma’s) are the latest additions to the storied retreat in the Green Mountains. Set on 120 acres with 68 guestrooms and a variety of Resort Homes, Topnotch Resort offers endless recreational pursuits in a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. The 35,000 square foot Spa at Topnotch features over 120 treatments in 30 treatment rooms, and the Tennis Center features 4 indoor and 6 outdoor courts for year-round play. Other amenities and activities include cross-country and downhill ski rentals, bike rentals, horseback riding, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an indoor pool with a cascading massage waterfall, a whirlpool/Jacuzzi, and two outdoor pools with mountain-views – one of which is heated year-round. The property is pet-friendly, a part of the MetWest Terra Hospitality collection of boutique hotels, and also designated as a Preferred Family and a Preferred Pride hotel.


About MetWest Terra

MetWest Terra Hospitality is comprised of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. The team is led by Chairman Richard S. Hollander who calls on nearly three decades of the successful founding and management of institutional investment strategies, which combined for total assets under management of $80.0 billion.  MetWest Terra Hospitality operates Topnotch Resort in Stowe, The Inn at Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, Hotel Abri in San Francisco, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon, and Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos. For more information please visit