Lodge Hotel has new manager

There’s a new person at the helm of the Red Deer Lodge.

There’s a new person at the helm of the Red Deer Lodge.

Kevin Ritchie became the hotel’s general manager on Monday. He replaced John Mytz, who moved into the general manager’s position at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Edmonton the same day.

Both the Red Deer Lodge and Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre are owned by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.

Born and raised in Red Deer, Ritchie has worked at the Red Deer Lodge for 23 years. Prior to becoming general manager, he served as the hotel’s financial controller.

Significant changes lie ahead for the Red Deer Lodge.

Last February the roof over its ballroom collapsed. Operations in most of the hotel have since returned to normal, but a decision has yet to be made on a rebuilding plan for the ballroom.

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