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Awards and Recognition

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort’s Zach Rebert Wins Gatlinburg Lodging General Manager of the Year Award

Posted November 17, 2020

ORLANDO, FLA. (Nov. 17, 2020) – Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated, a national vacation ownership company, today announced that Zach Rebert, General Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort, won the Sevier County Hospitality Association’s Gatlinburg Lodging General Manager of the Year Award. On Nov. 3, Zach accepted the award at the Sevier County Hospitality Association 2020 Stars of the Industry event.

The General Manager of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership, service and community among the Sevier County lodging and attraction industry. To select the award winner, a panel of judges reviewed a variety of materials that display how the individual’s performance went above and beyond normal job responsibilities, such as team member testimonials and guest comment cards.

HICV general Manager, Zach Rebert, wears a mask while holding his 'Lodging General Manager of the Year' award.

“It’s an incredible honor to receive this award and be recognized by my peers in the Sevier County community,” said Rebert. “In Gatlinburg, we are fortunate to work in one of the most extraordinary parts of the country, surrounded by scenic views, diverse wildlife and with numerous entertainment options. Travelers from across the world visit our resort to enjoy the charm and beauty of the Smokies, and I’m proud to lead an amazing team that shares my passion for bringing memorable vacation experiences to all the families that stay with us.”

Rebert joined Holiday Inn Club Vacations in 2016 and held various leadership positions at its Desert Club Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada and Apple Mountain Resort in Clarkesville, Georgia before taking on his current role in November 2019. He is an Army veteran who served combat deployments in Kosovo and Iraq, earning two Army Commendation Medals for valor. Rebert earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology and business system analysis from the University of Phoenix.

“While he’s only been in his current role for about a year, Zach has already made a positive impact on our Smoky Mountain Resort team and the Gatlinburg community,” said Kelly Kahler, Regional Vice President of Resort Operations at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated. “Despite the unprecedented challenges this year has brought to the hospitality industry, Zach exemplifies our Company values of caring, courage and creativity as a leader. We are very proud of this recognition and cannot wait to see his growth and success continue.”

For more information on Holiday Inn Club Vacations and job opportunities currently available across the network, visit hicv.com/careers.

About Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated

Encompassing 29 resorts, 7,900 villas in 14 U.S. states and more than 365,000 timeshare owners, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated is a resort, real estate and travel company with a mission to be the most loved brand in family travel by delivering easy-to-plan, memorable vacation experiences that strengthen families.

Based in Orlando, Fla., the Company has been a leader in the vacation ownership industry since 1982, when it was established by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson with the opening of the Company’s flagship property, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Orange Lake Resort next to Orlando’s Walt Disney World® Resort.

Today, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort portfolio spans the Eastern and Central United States, with a growing presence in desirable Western U.S. destinations. Throughout its history, the Company has maintained the core family values true to its majority ownership by the Wilson family, while aggressively pursuing growth, transforming its member engagement model and building an industry-leading team passionate about the guest experience.