The Goldener Hirsch Team is committed to providing extraordinary service in a friendly professional manner in order to ensure a memorable and flawless vacation.  We are delighted to introduce our management staff.

Hope Eccles - President of Best Hotel & Restaurant Deer Valley

Hope Eccles


As President of the Goldener Hirsch, Hope Eccles represents the other owners in ensuring that every guest enjoys a memorable visit. The family’s focus on exceptional guest service and attention to detail has earned the Deer Valley luxury hotel numerous awards and ensures that their guests feel like VIPs from the moment they arrive. Most recently, the Hirsch was again selected by the World Ski Awards as the Best Ski Boutique Hotel in the United States.

Michael Blakley

General Manager

General Manager Michael Blakley most recently joined the Goldener Hirsch team from Montage Deer Valley & Montage International. Beginning with the opening of Montage Deer Valley and over the seven years he worked with the company, Michael served Montage in capacities of Residential Operations, Hotel Operations, and Private Assets. Prior to moving to Park City, Michael was Senior Manager of Operational Support for Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he worked to improve quality and business processes for over 50 hotels across all 9 brands within their portfolio. Michael holds his Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality and Resort Management from the University of Memphis. In his personal time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.  He is committed to making your experience at the Goldener Hirsch Inn one of superior service and unforgettable memories!