BRASELTON, Ga.

Château Élan Winery & Resort announced Ed Walls as general manager. In this role, Walls will be responsible for managing the resort’s day-to-day success, overseeing all operational aspects, including everything from sales and marketing to food and beverage, while maximizing company revenue.

“I am incredibly honored to join Chateau Elan Winery & Resort,” said Walls. “With the resort’s unparalleled amenities, exceptional guest service and dedicated team of industry professionals, I look forward to our bright future ahead.”

With more than 39 years of hospitality experience, Walls most recently served as the general manager for the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. Other previous roles include director of operations and area managing director for Arden Hotels, Boykin Management, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Château Élan Winery & Resort is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta and offers seven restaurants, 40,000 square feet of meeting space, a spa and 45 holes of championship golf.