It is our honor to welcome you to East Canyon Hotel + Spa, a Palm Springs boutique hotel catering to ALL guests (18 years and over). We are Shaun Glynn & Pete Ta. Although living in Palm Springs is new to us, operating a boutique hotel with first class amenities is not. We have owned and operated our Saugatuck, Michigan Boutique Inn & Restaurant since 2003, www.thebelvedereinn.com.
Shaun, born and raised in Galway, Ireland, is a trained European Chef. Throughout his illustrious career, he has held various culinary roles including Chef Tournant with the Chicago Hilton & Towers and also Executive Chef in the hotel's four-star restaurant, Buckinghams. He also was Executive Field Chef for George Jewell Catering, one of Chicago's largest and most prestigious catering companies. Shaun complemented his culinary skills with his operational and management skills as the Director of Operations for The Rosenthal Group, a restaurant management company with a portfolio that included Sopraffina Market Cafe, Trattorria 10 and Harry Carry's. As Shaun's last manager described, "he is one of the few in the hospitality industry that has mastered both the front and back of the house."
Pete, born in Saigon, Vietnam, immigrated to the United States when he was 5 when his mother was searching for the American dream. He has had careers in Finance and IT. Pete's resume includes roles as Portfolio Manager, Trader, Quality Assurance Manager and Business Intelligence Manager. His corporate experience includes American National Bank, Ernst & Young, Dean Witter, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CNA and Farmers Insurance. He holds his BS and MBA in Finance from DePaul University (Go Blue Demons).
The two of us met in Chicago in 1991. We formed a life partnership that has lasted a very long time! While both chasing the coveted corner office in our respective corporate jobs, we realized we both had bigger dreams. We combined our skill sets and ventured off to Saugatuck to acquire The Belvedere Inn. Since May of 2003, we made our home YOURS! During this time, Shaun taught Pete how to make classic bearnaise sauce. And Pete taught Shaun that JAVA was not just a coffee. In between these lessons, we have welcomed thousands of guests, cooked as many Chateaubriands. And oh, yes. Hosted over 235 weddings!
We left the corporate battle and discovered that hospitality is truly our calling. Our friends will say we are night and day but together, we are living our dreams!
Much gratitude to our guests at The Belvedere Inn who have helped us get to this next level. And with great hopes we now welcome guests to East Canyon Hotel + Spa. With so much tradition we hope to grow the fine genuine hospitality the hotel is known for! We are excited to now offer two boutique hotel locations!
Shaun & Pete
January 26, 2018