Skytop Lodge Appoints Jeffrey Rudder as General Manager


Rudder boasts 20 years of marketing and sales experience at properties in the tri-state area

The board of directors of Skytop Lodge Corporation has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Rudder as general manager of the resort, effective Sept. 1. Most recently, Rudder has served as the resort’s director of sales and marketing.

Rudder joined Skytop Lodge in May 2014 and has been instrumental in promoting Skytop as a destination for leisure and corporate guests alike. He came to Skytop from the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa where he was the director of sales and marketing. Prior to that, he served as director of sales at Oneida Nation Enterprises’ Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. He spent a decade with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, Pa., first as director of Northeast corporate sales and moving up to director of sales for resort groups. He also held sales management positions with Meristar Hotel Corporation in Frazier, Pa., and at Boykin Hotel Corporation in Mt. Laurel, N.J. Rudder began his career with the American Golf Corporation in 1995.

A native of Medford, N.J., Rudder studied at the Academy of Culinary Arts Hotel School in Mays Landing, N.J., and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Douglas Hustad, president and general manager of Skytop Lodge, has resigned his position to pursue a new opportunity in the hospitality industry. The board of directors thanks Hustad for his contributions to Skytop and wishes him and his family well in their new adventure.

About Skytop Lodge

Since opening its doors in 1928, the iconic Skytop Lodge has become the ultimate destination for time-honored traditions and memory-making excursions. The 5,500-acre playground nestled in the Pocono Mountains provides plentiful amenities for guests of all ages.

With 192 guest rooms, suites and cottages, accommodations are comfortable yet refined. There are a variety of dining options sure to please any palate. Guests can unwind in the resort’s spa or play on the championship-level, 18-hole golf course designed to challenge both the experienced and novice golfer. Skytop Lodge boasts both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a beach with a swimming lake for guests to enjoy. Adventurers can rediscover nature along myriad hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, pristine lakes, mountain vistas and clear streams.

Located in the Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is a short drive away from New York City, Philadelphia and other parts of New England. Nearby airports include Avoca and Lehigh Valley.

Skytop Lodgeis one of the winners of the Best Family Resort category in “10 Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

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