Eiran Gazit has the perfect combination of business acumen and social graces to be the host of the luxurious Gateways Inn. Born in Israel, bred in England, married to an American and widely travelled – his international charm is readily apparent upon entering the Inn. His many years as an entrepreneur and business consultant within the tourist destination niche assure the smooth running of the operations of the Inn.
No newcomer to hospitality and event organizing, Eiran managed the Cornell Inn down the road in Lenox after it was abandoned, and later was appointed Business Manager for the deluxe Winthrop Estate in Lenox, branding it as the premier destination-wedding venue in the area.
Before moving from Jerusalem to the Berkshires in 2005, he was the founder and CEO of Mini Israel, a unique outdoor park featuring exact scale replicas of all the famous and important sites in Israel. A graduate of the prestigious Hebrew University in Jerusalem, with a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Australia’s Swinburne Institute, Eiran is deeply involved in local marketing efforts and the Berkshires Jewish community.
All this would be irrelevant and impossible if not for his wife and partner Michele, and their three sons. A New Jersey girl who lived in Dallas TX, Miami FL and Wichita KA before moving to Israel, Michele graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in Business and Psychology. Michele is a licensed massage and reflexology therapist, specializing in geriatric and Alzheimer stricken patients. But her passion is in healthy cooking, artfully prepared and presented – as any guest at the inn can attest! She takes pride in offering dishes as appealing to the eye as they are to the palate!
Both Michele and Eiran have an intimate knowledge of the arts and all that is the Berkshires and enjoy assisting guests plan their days activities whenever needed.
The couple’s three sons help out at the inn when their busy schedules allow. Adam, the oldest is about to start studies at culinary school, Lior will soon be a soldier in the Israeli army, and Matan is a high school student in Lenox.