Joel Paige has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, the renowned AAA Four Diamond condominium golf resort on the James River. The 2,900 acre, 400-room resort is well known for The River Course, home of the LPGA Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg, and the most historic 177 yards of golf in America.
Paige’s significant East Coast golf and resort expertise is welcomed by Escalante Golf, the owner and operator of Kingsmill Resort, a preeminent golf and family destination strategically positioned in Williamsburg, within an easy drive from all the major markets along the I-95 corridor. Their vision is to return Kingsmill to the top of the ratings, as one of the most iconic golf resorts on the East Coast.
Given his background, Paige is ideal for the position of COO and to move Kingsmill Resort forward. He has over 25 years’ experience of managing resort destination properties that include championship-caliber golf courses. Equally important, he has very close relationships with the PGA Tour and PGA of America, along with key title sponsors, that have delivered successful professional tour events. In addition to those key relationships, Paige has served as Managing Director for two of golf’s most seminal destinations – Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami and PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. With Paige at the helm, all the necessary ingredients are in place to achieve the ownership’s vision.
“Joel’s tenure with some of the most iconic brands, resorts and destinations in golf and hospitality is not only compelling but also reads like a wish list,” said David McDonald, President of Escalante Golf. “There is no doubt that Kingsmill, the community, our guests and Williamsburg as a destination will benefit from his leadership and fiscal abilities.”
In addition to world-class golf and the condominium-style resort accommodations, Kingsmill recently unveiled The Estate at Kingsmill, a 7,000-square-foot private estate with a panoramic view of the James River. Formerly the private mansion for the Busch family, of Busch Gardens and Budweiser fame, a $3 million investment has resulted in one of the most sought-after luxury rentals on the East Coast. This valued four-suite luxury accommodation and event space will also be in Paige’s portfolio of responsibility
Prior to joining the Kingsmill Resort team, Paige was the Managing Director at Lansdowne Resort & Spa in Leesburg, Virginia, a resort spa that boasts 45 holes of golf, significant meeting space and a membership program. His experience also includes serving as General Manager at The St. James in Washington, D.C. and as Managing Director of Merv Griffin Resorts in Scottsdale, AZ.
Paige earned his degree at Cal State Fullerton, California.
For information about Kingsmill Resort, visit www.kingsmill.com
Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond condominium resort in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The resort’s one- to three-bedroom condominiums, with kitchens and spacious living areas are ideal for families, golfers, couples and friends traveling together. Williamsburg is only 45 minutes from Richmond, VA or Norfolk, VA.