Seasoned hospitality professional Ray Minias now at the helm of the iconic Newport mansion-turned-luxury boutique hotel
Newport, RI (December 20, 2023) – The Chanler at Cliff Walk  is
pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Minias as General Manager.
With over two decades of experience in executive leadership, corporate
development, and the hospitality industry, Mr. Minias brings a wealth of
expertise to this esteemed position.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ray Minias as the
general manager of The Chanler,” expressed Lani Shufelt, proprietress
of The Chanler. “Ray’s achievements at Southall immediately grabbed
my attention. Not only did he create a luxurious sanctuary, but he also
seamlessly integrated it into the community. Ray possesses a unique
talent for bringing together a team dedicated to customizing each
guest’s experience, ensuring their time at the property is truly
exceptional. We are excited to welcome him on board to infuse The
Chanler with his enchanting touch.”
Minias’ extensive background in hospitality includes serving as the
Senior Vice President of Southall in Franklin, TN, during which time he
successfully oversaw the launch of an 80-room ultra-luxury boutique farm
destination resort, establishing it as the best and most unique in the
area and region. His leadership resulted in unmatched activities and
services, showcasing his ability to motivate and guide teams to think
innovatively and achieve great success.
Among his notable roles, Minias has also served as the general manager
at The Hermitage Hotel, where he consistently attained Forbes Five-Star
and AAA Five-Diamond awards, showcasing his history of success and a
proven track record within the industry including a degree in
hospitality. Additional experience and successes include positions at
the acclaimed San Ysidro Ranch, Bacara Resort & Spa, Rosewood Hotels &
Resorts, and the Palace Hotel where he completed the inauguration of
President Mandela in South Africa.
For more information on The Chanler at Cliff Walk, please visit
https://www.thechanler.com/  or call 401-847-1300.