Provenance Hotels has consolidated its Portland-area sales efforts to better service corporate and group meetings clients at the historic Governor Hotel, chic Hotel Lucia and glamorous Hotel deluxe. The three hotels are conveniently located within easy walking distance from each other and, together, offer 357 sleeping rooms and more than 31,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in the heart of in downtown Portland.
The company is pleased to announce the hiring of Dani Boss, a 20-year hospitality veteran, as Portland area director of sales to lead the newly centralized six person sales team. Boss, who most recently served as director of marketing at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, has extensive experience in in hotel sales and sales team management.
A native of the Northwest, Boss began her hospitality career in Alaska and broke into the Portland market at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach with a variety of sales and operational roles. With talent and passion for sales, she served as director of sales/assistant general manager at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Beaverton, Ore. and director of sales at Oxford Suites in Portland before returning to the Red Lion Jantzen Beach to assume the director of sales and marketing role, her most recent position. Boss and her Provenance Hotels Portland-area sales team, which includes managers Kara Swadley, Todd Widme, Audra Stephens and Gena Berry and coordinators Claire Fong and Caitlin Cooley, are based at the Governor Hotel. Also on the team is Claudia Smith, who is based at Hotel deLuxe where she is catering sales manager.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Dani has come on board to lead our coordinated regional sales efforts” said Zie Zie Senzaki, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Provenance Hotels. “With her fantastic connections, depth of experience and broad range of sales know how, she is the perfect person to lead our team as they develop new cooperative strategies.”
Provenance Hotels is also pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Bebo to regional general manager overseeing Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. The appointment formalizes a role Bebo has played since Provenance Hotels acquired the Governor Hotel in May 2012 and he began serving as the property’s interim general manager in addition to general manager at Hotel Lucia, a position he has held since October 2011.
“I am thrilled that Chris is officially regional general manager for Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. ”Team player that he is, Chris jumped at the chance to help us when we purchase the Governor and has done a great job keeping both hotels on track. We have many exciting changes planned at Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel and I could not think of a better person than Chris, with his operational expertise and inspirational leadership style, to lead these properties into the future.”
This new position marks a return to the Governor Hotel for Bebo. A graduate of Arizona State University, he began his career at hotels in Michigan and Wisconsin and came to the Pacific Northwest to serve as operations director at the Governor Hotel, then a Grand Heritage property. Bebo then joined Provenance Hotels as opening general manager of Hotel deLuxe and served at the helm of the company’s chic, urban Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash. before taking a role as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Beaverton, Ore., a CSM property. In his new role, he will split his time between Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel.
About Provenance Hotels
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels develops award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. The portfolio includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and The Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at www.provenancehotels.com.