John Shideler is a tenured hospitality professional working with some of most well-known and respected four and five diamond resorts in the country – Disney Resorts and Colonial Williamsburg. During his more than 15 year tenure with Colonial Williamsburg he served as General Manager of the luxurious four-diamond, four-star Williamsburg Inn; Director of Food & Beverage for Colonial Williamsburg Resorts overseeing all outlets and more than 45,000 square feet of conference space; and Operations Manager of the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center. John also oversaw the $88 million-dollar renovation of the Williamsburg Lodge and its 323 guest rooms and conference space. Prior to Colonial Williamsburg he served as Food & Beverage Manager at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa overseeing more than 10 food and beverage outlets and delivering cultured services ensuring the overall Disney Experience to his guests. John is known and respected for his ability to build exceptional teams that deliver superior performance.
John joined Cornerstone Hospitality in 2016 and assisted during the pre-development process at the Virginian Hotel, a Hilton Curio Hotel and historic hotel property in downtown Lynchburg. John is currently serving in the field assisting the portfolio’s boutique hotel properties and working on the pre-development process for the Weyanoke Hotel in Farmville, Virginia as well as several other boutique hotels.
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech and is a certified General Manager by Hilton Management Services. Over the last five years, he has served on Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board.