PORTLAND, OR-–Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Leslie Lew to Vice President of Revenue Strategy for the company’s portfolio of award-winning independent hotels in Portland, Ore., Seattle and Tacoma Wash., Nashville, Tenn., and New Orleans, La. Lew joined Provenance Hotels in 2014 as the company’s Senior Director of Revenue Management and has excelled at maximizing revenue and market share while lowering distribution and customer acquisition costs. He has also been instrumental in evolving the company’s revenue strategies beyond traditional revenue management in highly competitive hospitality markets.
With the recent addition of the Heathman Hotel to the company’s management portfolio, Provenance Hotels will continue to channel Lew’s robust knowledge of revenue management, E-commerce and distribution as the company opens Hotel Theodore in Seattle and Dossier in Portland in summer 2017 and The Woodlark in Portland in spring 2018. In addition to positioning Provenance Hotels’ pipeline projects slated to open later this year, Lew will remain an integral asset in assessing new deals as the company looks to expand their portfolio in emerging Midwest markets, New York and California.
“Leslie has shown exceptional leadership in his role as Senior Corporate Director of Revenue Management and has been an invaluable part of Provenance’s growth these past two years,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. “His analytical approach and passion for the industry has kept us at the forefront of revenue strategy, allowing us to be nimble and adaptive in a landscape that is rapidly expanding with new hotel inventory and a growing sharing economy.”
Prior to joining Provenance Hotels in 2014, Lew served as Director of Revenue Management at The Westin New York Grand Central and had previously laid down roots in the Pacific Northwest as the Complex Director of Revenue Management for The Westin Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. and The Westin Portland in Portland, Ore. A graduate of Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, Lew assumes his new role as Vice President of Revenue Strategy for Provenance Hotels with over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As co-author of the first edition of Hospitality Revenue Management, set to print in early 2018, Lew will pass on his veteran knowledge of revenue strategy to future students seeking an education in hospitality administration.
Outside of his role with Provenance Hotels, Lew previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. As a proud member of the organization, Lew plans to continue an active role with the organization in 2017 and beyond and tap into the organization’s diverse members to fill positions at Provenance Hotels as the company expands in 2017.
Provenance Hotels specializes in the development and management of award-winning full-service urban hotels with a deeply integrated art story, superior design and the highest level of service. The company was founded in 2001 in Portland and boasts a portfolio of seven owned and operated properties, totaling more than 1,000 rooms. The company was recently honored with three Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, naming the story-filled Sentinel, chic Hotel Lucia and glamorous Hotel deluxe the #1, #3 and #15 best hotels in the Pacific Northwest. Down South, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery was named the #7 Best City Hotel in the U.S. by the editors of Travel Leisure.