BRASELTON, Ga. – Feb. 12, 2019 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th centurystyle
château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, proudly
announces Kevin Rosa as director of sales and marketing. In his role, Rosa will be responsible for
planning and implementing sales, marketing and product development strategies, while also
overseeing all sales staff, to deliver maximum revenue while also generating brand awareness.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Kevin officially join the Château Élan family,” said Ed
Walls, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “With his impressive background, extensive
experience in the hospitality industry and true passion for the resort and our offerings, we know he will bring a fresh perspective to continue to build upon Château Élan’s exceptional reputation.”

As a leader with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Rosa has a
history of commitment to the Financial and Insurance Planner market for the past 23 years, in addition
to being a member of the Hospitality Partners Committee from 2004-2007. Previous work experience
includes employment in Task Force Sales and Marketing at Strategic Solution Partners, Director of
Sales & Marketing at Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach,
Fla., Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Fla., The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, NY and other various
sales roles at Sea Island Company, Maritz Travel Company, The Greenbrier and The Breakers.

Located within the bustling Atlanta metro of Braselton, Château Élan Winery & Resort offers
guests traveling for business or leisure a unique destination experience marked by its unmatched
luxury, distinguished offerings and amenities. Home to the most awarded winery in the Southeast,
seven delectable restaurants, 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a destination spa and 45 holes of
championship golf managed by Troon Golf, Château Élan invites guests of all preferences to explore
and enjoy the property’s picturesque land and architecture.

To learn more about Château Élan Winery & Resort or to book an upcoming visit, please visit or call 678-425-0900.

Château Élan Winery & Resort
As North Georgia’s premier meeting, event and vacation destination, Château Élan Winery & Resort
is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta. On the estate sits a 16th century-styled French château
with a full-service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000
sq. ft. European spa, 45 holes of championship golf, tennis center, seven delectable restaurants and
more. The winery and resort is owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital and managed by HEI
Hotels & Resorts, while Troon manages the golf experience. For more information, call 678-425-0900
or visit

HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality company that
acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, as
well as, premium select-service hotels throughout the United States under such well-known brand
families as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. HEI takes a holistic approach to creating value for its
investors and employees by setting the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management
and operation and focusing on the central principles of excellence and continuous improvement. HEI
prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and
sustainability. For more information about HEI, visit

Wheelock Street Capital ( was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan
Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with over 25 years of broad real estate
transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has since raised over $2 billion in
capital commitments and is currently investing its fifth fund comprising $725 million of commitments
from leading pension funds, endowments and foundations. Wheelock will invest in a broad range of
real estate assets throughout the United States. The fund may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations.

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