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Greenough, Montana – October 22, 2012 – Stephen Beaumont, a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of The Resort at Paws Up, Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort. Situated on 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness, Paws Up is known for its abundance of outdoor adventures, gourmet culinary experiences and unique accommodations including 24 luxury tents, as well as 28 luxury vacation homes. In his new position, Stephen will continue to enhance Paws Up’s reputation for exceptional service and oversee the strategic growth and direction of the resort.

“We are pleased to welcome Stephen to the Paws Up team,” said Larry Lipson, owner of The Resort at Paws Up. “As we enter into our eighth season in 2013, his dedication to personalized service, strategic direction and extensive hospitality experience from work with trusted luxury brands such as The Savoy Group and Relais & Chateaux will be instrumental in the continued success of our resort.”

Stephen has experience in both the US and UK and most recently joins Paws Up from Victor International where he served as Vice President of Hospitality and was responsible for a range of luxury properties including Biras Creek Resort, a Relais & Chateaux hotel.

Stephen’s hospitality career started as a Management Trainee with the Savoy Group in London, working in all departments of the prestigious hotels. After graduating, he worked with the Garden House Hotel in Cambridge, followed by The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and opened a boutique hotel and restaurant, Haley's, in Leeds. Haley's won Best New Hotel in the North of England and garnered three AA rosettes in the first year of operation. Once Stephen moved to the US, he managed Keswick Hall, near Charlottesville, Virginia and served as Vice President of Lodging for the Kohler Company where he was responsible for all of the lodging properties including The American Club, Riverbend, The Inn on Woodlake and The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in St. Andrew's, Scotland.

About The Resort at Paws Up: Opened in 2005, The Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with unforgettable adventure on 37,000 acres of untamed Montana wilderness steeped in Lewis and Clark history. The Resort at Paws Up offers accommodations for 215 guests in 30 tented accommodations and 28 well-appointed vacation homes, ranging from two-bedroom Meadow Homes and three-bedroom Wilderness Estates, to the charming, private four-bedroom Morris Ranch House. Paws Up is located in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in western Montana, just 35 miles from Missoula International Airport. For more information, please visit or call 800-473-0601.

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