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.
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!
Originally from a small town in Germany, Executive Chef Ryan Burnham seemed destined to lead the kitchen at the Goldener Hirsch. A graduate of the University of Utah and the California Culinary Academy, Chef Ryan has helped open restaurants in iconic hotel properties such as the Clift Hotel’s Asia de Cuba and Alfred Portale’s Gotham Steak in the revitalized Fontainebleau Hotel. During his fifteen years in the Park City area, he has contributed his talents to many of our most recognized establishments including the Glitterand, Wahso and Grappa.
Director of Rooms
Amanda Wells, Director of Rooms, joined the Goldener Hirsch Inn in 2015 after being a part of the opening team for Montage Deer Valley as they earned their Forbes Five Star rating. Previously, Amanda worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Maryland at Sheraton Baltimore and the Westin Annapolis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Resort and Hospitality Management from Green Mountain College. Amanda’s passion are her four horses.
Restaurant Manager Bruno Araujo was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. Upon moving to Park City in 2001, Bruno joined the Food and Beverage team at Stein Eriksen Lodge. While there, Bruno became an integral part of one of the country’s finest wine programs and developed his passion for true excellence in service. After a decade spent with the Steins team, Bruno took his talents to lower Deer Valley and the St. Regis Hotel and helped them achieve their first Forbes 4 star rating at the J & G Grill. Entering his third winter, Bruno’s passion, knowledge and commitment to excellence are evident to anyone dining in our restaurant.
Dylan Brown hails from beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. His culinary passion first took hold working at Rosa’s Italian Restaurant in Pismo Beach, California, while learning to make Gnocchi from Mama Rosa herself, he developed his passion for fresh ingredients and simple yet elegant preparations. He returned to Salt Lake City in 2010, taking a Sous Chef position at the up and coming Pago in the very trendy ‘9th & 9th” neighborhood. In 2012 he decided to come “up the hill” to the Hirsch to join Chef Ryan whom he worked for at Pago, he quickly became his right hand and with his calm and collected demeanor expertly fulfilled his role as Sous Chef – the rest as they say is history!
Pastry Chef Roxanne Doratt grew up in Irvine, California where she developed an affinity for the outdoors. After attending Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon honed her pastry skills in several high end restaurants and resorts including La Petite Provence and Montage Deer Valley. Roxanne showcased her desserts and pastries at the Goldener Hirsch from 2012 – 2015. We are delighted to have Roxanne back at the Goldener Hirsch this winter preparing desserts and pastries for our guests. She is always working to create interesting and creative vegan substitutions for her pastries. She makes vegan cheese, ice cream and other dairy free sweet delights. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and long-distance runner. She recently adopted a beautiful husky name Layla.