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Lansdowne Resort Names James Horsman as Managing Director

Hospitality Veteran to Lead AAA Four Diamond Resort

James Horsman, an accomplished hospitality industry veteran with more than three decades of luxury resort and hotel experience at several notable properties worldwide, has been named Managing Director at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., resort representatives announced today. Horsman joins Lansdowne Resort after serving as the Managing Director and Vice President, Operations at the Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. The resort is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts. 

“My goal is to build upon the rich history of Lansdowne and position it as the preeminent resort & club experience in Northern Virginia.” said Horsman. “The resort has a dedicated team, who clearly understand the importance of creating a culture of service while offering an experience that is both relevant and memorable.  With unique amenities such as Artisan inspired regional cuisine, The Golf Club at Lansdowne, Spa Minérale, and experiential based adventure programming, we look forward to creating an atmosphere that will benefit our leisure, social, and business guests, along with club members & their families for generations to come.”

During his extensive hospitality career, Horsman enjoyed successful stints in executive management roles with Destination Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  At Destination’s Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont, he played an instrumental role in development and launch of the resort, which was named among the top hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. He also served as the general manager at the award-winning Nine Zero Hotel in Boston which was also named amongst the world’s best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel & Leisure, when it was part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection.

While with Ritz-Carlton, Horsman was responsible for opening and operating multiple properties in diverse domestic and international locations such as Dubai, Hawaii, Mexico, Marina del Rey, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Lansdowne Resort is located in historic Loudoun County about 40 minutes west of Washington DC and eight miles north of Dulles International Airport. The AAA Four Diamond property is International Association of Conference Center (IACC) and Virginia Green certified and has 296 luxury guest rooms and 14 suites. Amenities and resort recreation include five restaurants; an Aquatic Complex with five pools and a waterslide; three tennis courts; 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale with 13 treatment rooms; and The Golf Club at Lansdowne with 45 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman, and managed by Troon Golf.

About Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne Resort is the Washington, DC area's only full-service resort. A recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award in every year of its existence, this resort combines impeccable service, urban style, understated luxury and premium amenities.

Situated in the heart of DC Wine Country, Lansdowne Resort combines luxury accommodations, the world-class Spa Minérale, 45 holes of championship golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne and a wide variety of delectable dining options. Recognized as one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier resorts and IACC-certified conference centers, this 500-acre gem is located just 40 minutes from the Nation's Capital and only 8 miles from Dulles International Airport.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,200 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit


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