St. Regis announces new general managerSenih Geray has been named general manager of the St. Regis Resort Aspen, effective last month. The announcement was made by Rick Suhl, senior vice president of operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. He has excellent experience with both St. Regis brand and luxury resorts and understands that personal attention to details and customer recognition is crucial to a luxury hotels success, Suhl said.Prior to his appointment, Senih Geray served as general manager of Sheraton Voyager Antalya Hotel, Resort & Spa in Turkey for five years. He was with the St. Regis New York from 1994 to 2002 in various capacities ending as the financial controller. He started his career in the hospitality industry at the Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. in 1989.Mr. Senih Geray is a Turkish American. He has relocated to Aspen with his wife Patricia and his two sons, Cem and Eren.Awards given to Electronic Systems Consultants Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC), an Aspen-based firm, captured six awards at the recent Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) National Lifestyle Awards, held Sept. 16 in Denver. ESC was competing with firms from all over the United States.CEDIA is the national trade organization for the custom electronics business. The CEDIA annual convention is one of the 10 largest trade shows in the U.S. ESC received awards in the following categories: Best large Home Theater, Silver Technical Design Award; Best Theme Theater, Gold Technical Design Award; Presidents Award/Home Theater Magazine Award Best Overall Theme Theater; Best Integrated Home, Gold Technical Design Award; Best Hidden Installation, Bronze Technical Award and Best Media Room, Bronze Technical Award.We are very excited to be recognized by our peers while competing against the best in the world, said David Daniels, founder and principal at ESC.Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC) was founded in 1988. For more information visit http://www.escusa.com or call 925-1700.Crystal Resort Cleaners debuts green earth cleaningCrystal Resort Cleaners now offers the Green Earth cleaning system, a new dry cleaning method that represents an advancement in dry cleaning technology.The Green Earth cleaning system uses a modified liquid silicone, similar to the base ingredient used in many popular cosmetics, eye makeup removers and shaving creams. The cleaning alternative is non-toxic and non-irritating to skin. The method leaves no residual odor and is non-allergenic.The system does not pollute the air, soil or water in our community. The non-toxic liquid silicone produces no hazardous waste, degrading to sand, water and carbon dioxide. The Environmental Protection Agency has listed the liquid silicone used in the Green Earth system as a preferred alternative to ozone depleting chemicals.Crystal Resort Cleaners offers services the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Glenwood.Glenwood Springs Chrysler Dodge breaks ground on new lotGlenwood Springs Chrysler Dodge has broken ground for their new auto lot, located at 175 Storm King Drive, one block north of Glenwood Springs Ford. Tim Bergman, general manager, says the new facility will offer more parking for customers, a larger storage area for their new and used selection of vehicles, twice the amount of service bays as well as a much larger parts department for quicker availability of parts.ACRA wants local tipsThe Aspen Chamber Resort Association is asking residents to share tips that will help visitors get into the swing of Aspen Life for a publication tentatively titled, How to Aspen The Spirit of Guest Service.Tips will be compiled into a booklet of suggestions, factoids and bargains. Some examples of good tips are: picking up after your pet with green and black plastic bags around town; saying hello to people you pass on the street; slowing down while driving and giving pedestrians the right of way.Email tips with MY TIP in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Zeles community table on Monday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m., and get a token for a free cup of coffee.
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It’s that time of year — hikers and mountain bikers must be aware that seasonal closures are taking effect on multiple trails in the area today for the winter for the benefit of wildlife.