CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Willy So assistant general manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Portland, Oregon. Brandon Carter, general manager, made the announcement.
“I am so pleased to welcome Willy to the Hilton Garden Inn,” said Mr. Carter. “He brings a fresh perspective to our hotel, based on significant operational and guest services experience. He is also an excellent communicator.”
Willy So previously served in the dual roles of guest relations manager and evening manager for the DoubleTree by Hilton of Portland. He was promoted to these positions following service as front office supervisor for the hotel.
Mr. So also gained Front Office experience at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center, part of Portland State University. He began his professional career as director of communications for Associated Students of Portland Community College.
Willy So attends Portland State University, where he is earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. He is a graduate of Morrison’s Academy, United Kingdom. He resides in Portland.
About CSM Lodging
CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, acquires, develops and manages quality hospitality real estate investments within select markets across the United States. The company is known for their business ethos of treating their customers and associates with integrity and respect, and for their commitment to the future of the communities in which they live and work.
In 1994, CSM purchased its first hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. By the end of 2002, CSM had opened 29 hotels and developed a presence in Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Boston, Detroit, Seattle and Naples. Today, CSM Lodging manages 38 hotels nationwide and continues to achieve awards in design, openings, quality, sales excellence, marketing and revenue management.
CSM Lodging is part of the CSM Corporation family of companies, founded in 1976, which has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, office & industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States.