Enchantment Group and the Tides Inn have announced the appointment of Jason Trollip as the new managing director for the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia resort.
Trollip was formerly managing director of The Cove, Eleuthera in the Bahamas, part of the Enchantment Group portfolio. Prior to his work with Enchantment, he managed Nihi Hotels & Resorts Nihiwatu, Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia, where he led the team to winning several awards. From 2009 to 2016 he oversaw two Singita South African properties leading them to earn top World’s Best Hotels rankings for several years running.
Before beginning his career in hospitality, Trollip attended UNISA University, South Africa earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in business management and public administration. He also served in the South African Air Force (SAAF) National Military Service. On a community engagement level, he has dedicated himself to being a leader in the areas of conservation, sustainability and community development programs with a particular emphasis on water provision, early child development and school meal programs.
Restored in 2020, the 70-room Tides Inn has nearly a half mile of waterfront vistas. Located where the Virginia Wine Trail and the Virginia Oyster Trail meet, just three hours from Washington D.C. and an hour from Richmond, VA, the Tides Inn in known for its “Tides-to-Table” cuisine at the recently revitalized Chesapeake Restaurant and poolside Fish Hawk Oyster Bar. Families and couples alike can take advantage of such activities as pedaling around the property and beyond on a fleet of Public bikes and interacting with local artisans in the Maker Space. Amenities include a full-service spa, 18-hole championship Golden Eagle Golf Course, a 60-slip overnight marina, professional sailing school, crabbing children’s program and more.