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Pheasant Run announces new general manager

ST. CHARLES – A hotel industry veteran was appointed as the new general manager at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

Charlie Shirk will oversee the resort, located at 4051 E. Main St. on the far east side of St. Charles. Shirk's first day as manager was May 30, said Jeanne Hahn, Pheasant Run's director of sales and marketing.

Shirk has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry and has been general manager at various hotels across the U.S., including locations for Hilton, Marriott, Radisson and the Sheraton, according to the release.

Shirk worked in the Lisle area in the 1990s and also in Northbrook in the early 2000s, Hahn said.

"It is wonderful to be back in the Midwest," Shirk wrote in the release. "Being part of such a landmark resort is just incredible."

Shirk also wrote that he looks forward to working with the established Pheasant Run team and leading the resort into the future.

Other Pheasant Run staff additions this year include Tiffany Tooker, who in April was named executive chef to oversee the entire culinary division at the resort.

Pheasant Run was sold in March to Saint Charles Resort LLC, a collaborative group of experienced hotel investors and operators, according to an earlier news release. Hostmark Hospitality Group will manage the property and oversee a $5 million capital improvement project designed to rejuvenate the resort, according to the release.

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