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Scott Bell
Director of Operations

Scott Bell is the epitome of hospitality. With thirty years of experience in the field, it’s no wonder why Scott has never met a stranger before! In his early days of his career, Scott honed his skills in the sports arena. He was the General Manager of several country clubs and then spent a decade as the Director of Business Development at Monroe County Sports Commission.

In 2015, Scott pivoted his career to hotel and resort management, where he spent the next seven years managing a few elite lodging facilities in Upstate NY. During his time at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (named “the Best Waterfront Hotel in the Nation” by USA Today), Scott displayed ingenuity, visionary excellence, and just plain grit, as he took the hotel and its team through the pandemic…and beyond! It was in this role that he solidified his leadership style with the perfect blend of hospitality, leadership, respect, passion and inclusion.

From here, Scott joined the team at IRH as General Manager in 2021, and was promoted to National Director of Operations in 2022.  During this time, he has opened Pigeon Forge and Branson West. He is very much looking forward to future openings, and building and leading teams that seek to exceed expectations every day.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with sons, Zachary and Spencer, who are recent college graduates. He enjoys taking long walks with his dog, Dutton, spending time with his family and friends, playing golf and pickleball; but his happiest place on earth is on the water. No matter what Scott is involved in, he gives 100% of his focus, energy, and passion. 

 

“The people here are so kind they make me feel like I’m home. i work all day and its nice to come to friendly face and fun events that go on.”

Carlos Robledo

Columbia

“IRH is very professional yet so much like a family, you treat us so nicely and always greet me with a good morning and a smile. The cleanliness is aways good so fresh and nice. it’s a friendly and welcoming environment. We are treated so well at IRH with such trustworthy staff.”

Ann Marie Charlton

Jamaica

“IRH Pigeon Forge has given me many chances to meet new people and cultural exchange by learning a 3rd language, trying food from different countries, and promoting my country (Jamaica). I also had a great opportunity like getting to play soccer for Tornado FC.  My most special moment was when I joined the International Angels and I truly have enjoyed being apart of and giving back to the local communities. IRH is my Home Away From Home.”

Ricardo Smith

Jamaica

“I am happy to be staying at IRH. It’s a comfortable place to live and the people at the front desk are friendly. I enjoy having a kitchen that we can use 24 hours a day.”

Licelot Carrasco Guerrero

Dominican Republic

“IRH is a great experience, the building is so clean and brand new. The best part is the teamwork. The people, they are wonderful and so friendly. They are great, I always get a greeting when I see the staff at the front desk.”

Warren Pujols

Dominican Republic

“I have met a lot of new people here. I love being able to cook and hangout with my new friends in big spaces like the common areas and outside in the courtyard. Also IRH is right near my workplace so I don’t have far transportation. I like being here a lot.”

Jirameth Kittavornsakul

Thailand