The Inn at Little Washington announced the appointment of Edward Gannon as General Manager. In this position, he will oversee all operations at the iconic Relais & Chateaux escape, including its 23 guest accommodations, luxurious suites and its coveted Three-Michelin-Starred restaurant.
Gannon joins The Inn at Little Washington after an impressive tenure with Four Seasons Resorts, recently serving as General Manager at both Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole and Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Following his time at Four Seasons, Edward was most recently serving as General Manager of Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection in the Napa Valley. Gannon has additionally held leadership positions at luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, from Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’ Jumby Bay in Antigua to Caneel Bay in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Martha’s Vineyard and Rosewood’s Sand Hill property in Menlo Park, California.
Gannon forged his own career path from the kitchen to the executive office, showcasing impressive culinary expertise and vision. Prior to his General Manager roles, Gannon previously held the title of Executive Chef at a variety of luxury properties including Four Seasons Hotel Boston and The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Born in Miami, Florida, and raised in the New York area, Gannon earned his college degree at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In his free time, he enjoys being with his wife Michelle, a former hospitality manager, and their dogs, Rika and Pappi.
“I am excited to continue my career here in Little Washington and join this incredibly talented team. I am confident we will accomplish wonderful things together as we expand upon this beloved hideaway,” Gannon says.
Since The Inn at Little Washington first opened in 1978, the Virginian healing hideaway has evolved from a former garage founded by self-taught chef and visionary Patrick O’Connell into an iconic Relais & Châteaux escape and the longest tenured Five-Star restaurant in the world. Today, The Inn at Little Washington is the benchmark for American fine dining and remains the only three Michelin-starred restaurant in the Washington D.C. area. Set on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 23 guest accommodations pepper the 26-acre campus in the form of charming cottages and luxurious suites, designed by a London stage and set designer, in a historic, colonial town. The 26-acre campus includes a charming sidewalk café and bar Patty O’s Café & Bakery, lush floral gardens, vegetable gardens and greenhouses, which grow most of the Inn’s produce in season, and a chicken coop with stained glass windows. In 2021, Michelin awarded The Inn at Little Washington a Green Star for sustainability. Unrivaled attention to detail in a picturesque setting of unspoiled natural beauty has made The Inn at Little Washington an iconic destination for discerning travelers from around the world.