It didn't take former Hilton Hotels exec Dieter Huckestein to land a new gig. Forbes magazine reported late yesterday that Huckestein will become president and CEO of Yellowstone Club World, reportedly the highest priced vacation club in the world. Timber baron Tim Blixseth is launching the club as an extension of his Yellowstone Club, a private ski and golf community in Montana.
To stock the new Club World, Blixseth purchased nine resort properties, including two chateaux in France, a private golf course in Scotland and a beachfront estate near Manzanillo, Mexico. It costs between $3 million to $4.5 million to join, and the membership roster will be capped at 150. Existing members in the original Yellowstone Club get a modest discount to sign up.
In January, Huckestein retired abruptly after a 35-year career at Hilton. Most recently, he was CEO of Conrad Hotels and president of the Hilton Global Alliance.