Press Release-Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTGreg Willie, General Manager
Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett
DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT TO OPEN IN SEATTLE EVERETT SUMMER 2017
Everett, WA – April 28, 2017 – Hollander Hospitality announced today its extensive transformation of the Holiday Inn Downtown Everett and its plan to rebrand as one of Marriott International’s newest full service brands, Delta Hotels by Marriott. A licensing agreement was recently signed with Marriott International with an opening date expected in summer 2017. This will be Delta Hotels’ first branded hotel in the Seattle area and signals the continued global expansion of the brand since its endorsement into the Marriott signature portfolio.
The multi-million dollar renovation will encompass the entire hotel, featuring redesigned guestrooms, extended stay suites, newly remodeled event space with state-of-the-art technology, intuitive redesigned public space, a new modern restaurant & bar concept, and an update to the exterior. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett will re-open with 232 guestrooms, approximately 13,500 sq ft of total meeting space, with a 7,000 sq ft grand ballroom, also featuring an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and business center.
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett will continue to be managed by Hollander Hospitality.
About Hollander Hospitality
Bellingham, WA based Hollander Hospitality and its parent operating entity Hollander Investments, Inc., are proud to be local privately owned Northwest companies, offering some of the finest hotel accommodations. As leaders in the hospitality industry, operating multiple award-winning hotels, the company has relationships with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Courtyard by Marriott, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and Best Western Premier. As we continue to expand our portfolio and remain committed to the Hollander heritage of offering the best customer service, quality and experience possible.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
One of North America’s leading four-star brands, Delta Hotels, with more than 35 locations in gateway cities across the US and Canada, was acquired by Marriott International in 2015. Delta’s distinct style of simple made perfect provides guests with exactly what they need for a seamless travel experience. The brand’s invitingly familiar rooms, free Wi-Fi and convenient dining options, offer travelers a comfortable and stylish place to stay. Delta Hotels and Resorts is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations visit www.marriott.com. Stay connected to Delta Hotels on Facebook, @DeltaHotelsLtd on Twitter and @deltahotels on Instagram.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett
3105 Pine Street | Everett, WA 98201
Hollander Welcomes New Lead Chief Engineer
Please help us congratulate Wayne Ruedinger on his new role as Lead Chief Engineer!
Wayne started his journey with Hollander Hospitality in 1994 as part of the conference & maintenance teams at the Best Western Park Plaza. In 1998 Wayne transitioned to projects with Guy Bourn, Hotel Facilities Manager, to finish the Holiday Inn Express Puyallup. Once HIE was finished, Wayne accepted the role of Conference Manager at Best Western until 2001, when he took a break due to military deployments. In 2011, Wayne came back on to our team to help improve the conference department at the Best Western and to help Guy on our Fairfield Inn & Suites Puyallup project. Once this project finished, Wayne filled in as temporary Chief Engineer at Fairfield until his promotion to Corporate Project Manager. Wayne managed the remodel of our Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, and helped finish the remodel of our Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, where he then became Chief Engineer.
Wayne’s new role will allow him to continue his passion for quality maintenance while also expanding his opportunities to help with training and organizing processes and procedures for all of our Hollander Properties. His passion for quality and his ability to train and mentor his staff have proved to be an asset to not only the Crowne Plaza but also Hollander Hospitality as a whole.
Wayne spent 29 years in the Air Force as an Avionic Technician on the C17 Aircraft. He has traveled all over the world on several deployments. Wayne enjoys traveling, especially to the Philippines where he and his wife built a house and his family resides.
Wayne is the perfect example of Hollander’s passion to promote from within. We are thankful for Wayne’s loyalty and tenure with our company, and wish him the best in his new role!
Wayne can be reached at email@example.com
Courtyard by Marriott Welcomes a New General Manager
Please help us congratulate Danielle Cavoto on her new role as General Manager of our Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown!
Danielle has been with Hollander Hospitality for almost 13 years, most recently as the Assistant General Manager at Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport. Danielle has excelled in this role since March of 2014. Prior to holding the AGM position, Danielle served as the Director of Rooms at Holiday Inn Seattle Airport, Front Office manager and Interim GM at the Holiday Inn Express Puyallup. We are excited for this next step in her career and look forward to her continued success!
Danielle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett Welcomes New General Manager
Please join us in congratulating Greg Willie on his new role with Hollander Hospitality. Greg has accepted the position as General Manager of our new Delta by Marriott Seattle Everett.
Greg has more than 25 years of experience in the Hospitality industry primarily with the Marriott brand. Most recently Greg held the General Manager position at our Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown.
Before joining Hollander Hospitality in April 2016, Greg held positions as the General Manager at Provo Courtyard, Provo Residence Inn, Provo Holiday Inn Select, and Salt Lake Marriott University Park. He also spent three years working as the Director of Room Operations at the Columbia River Doubletree Hotel. Prior to this he was with Marriott International for eight years in various Director Roles in the South, East and West regions.
We are thrilled to have Greg on board and are thankful for his leadership of our Everett team!
Greg can be reached at email@example.com
Courtyard Sales Manager Working for a Cause
On March 23, 2017, Jessica Odd, Sales Manager at Courtyard Tacoma, helped Quota International of Tacoma create over 300 Easter bags for local nursing homes, and over 30 Easter baskets for local kids at the Toy Rescue Mission. The Toy Rescue Mission takes gently used or broken toys and readies them for a new home with needy families or shelters. TRM focusses on birthdays, Easter and Christmas as special times to help those who might not be able to give gifts otherwise.
Jessica has been a member of Quota for the last 3 years. She joined out of a personal passion to help others along with her desire to find potential business for the hotel. Quota International is a non-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired in local communities.
Best Western Premier Plaza Earns Housekeeping Excellence Award
Best Western Premier Plaza recently received their Quality Assurance inspection from L.R.A. and once again scored in the top outstanding category. This is the second inspection in a row that we have achieved these results. This score places us in the top 5% for Q.A. scores in the brand. Thank you to our entire team for their hard work and dedication in making this possible.
Crowne Plaza Portland Welcomes New Director of Sales
We would like to congratulate Joel Root on his new role as Director of Sales at our Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown. Joel Started with Hollander as a Sales manager in 2012. He remained in this position until 2014 when he returned to school in Canada for two years. He then came back onto the team as Senior Sales Manager in August of 2016. Joel has been a great asset to our Portland team, and we are excited to see his continued success in his new role.
Joel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtyard Tacoma Makes KIRO7 News
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown was featured in a recent newscast about Tacoma being listed among the “Twelve Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017,” a ranking compiled by MeetingSource.com. In the “small conventions” category, Tacoma made the list of Top 4 Cities nation-wide.
A total of 176 convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary selection factors: Affordability, Ease of Access, Safety, Walkability and Promotional Appeal. Director of Sales Carol Pica was interviewed about Tacoma’s convention and hotel business in this segment that aired on KIRO7 TV on February 27, 2017.
To watch the segment, go to: http://www.kiro7.com/video?videoId=498128831&videoVersion=1.0#play-video
Courtyard by Marriott Welcomes New Chief Engineer
We are excited to have and to welcome our new Chief Engineer to the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown. Kurt started his career with Hollander at the Sea-Tac Crowne Plaza, prior to us convincing him to move further south! He has done a great job in his short time at the Courtyard and we really enjoy his excellent organizational skills. We have the cleanest and most organized maintenance shop in the land. Welcome Kurt, to the Marriott culture.
Fairfield Inn & Suites 2016 Employee of the Year
Sean has been with Hollander since 2011, holding the role of Houseperson. Sean is a great asset to our team and is very deserving of this award! Congratulations Sean!
Courtyard by Marriott 2016 Employee of the Year
For 2016, the Employee of the Year at Courtyard was awarded to Galina Gedz who works in Guest Services for both the Bistro and Front Desk. The recipient is chosen from the employees who won “Employee of the Quarter” throughout 2016. It was a tough decision, as all four associates are outstanding. Congratulations Galina!
Holiday Inn Express 2016 Employee of the Year
Tiara has worked for Hollander Investments since 2001. She began her career with us in the Housekeeping Department working as a Room Attendant, Runner and Laundry Attendant. In 2003 she moved to the Front Desk and stayed there for 9 years until moving into the Breakfast Host position in 2012. In 2014, she returned to the desk and was recently promoted to the Guest Service Supervisor position. Tiara has been a pillar at Holiday Inn for the past 15 years, and many of our guests recognize and praise her excellent follow through and customer service skills. We are extremely lucky to have Tiara has a key member of our team!
Holiday Inn Express Earns IHG Torchbearer Award
Congratulations to the Holiday Inn Express Puyallup team for earning the IHG Torchbearer Award. This is a prestigious recognition that goes to teams that attain outstanding Guest Love scores.
“It is such an honor to have your hotel be recognized this year by IHG for your positive contribution and in representing our brand through your positive guest service performance. Truly Outstanding!”
- Jonathan Nelson
(Manager - Oregon/Washington)
Courtyard's Spirit to Serve
Marriott corporate requested to have an above property meeting (owners and management groups) at our Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown. Following lunch they performed a "Spirit to Serve" event. This event consisted of putting together donated items and placing them into bags to deliver to a local community group. The gift bags consisted of toiletries, amenities and a toy which was presented to the Mary Bridge MultiCare Treehouse building.
The Tree House is a facility where immediate family members of patients can stay to be close to the hospital. In many cases the families may stay for reduced fees or even free, depending on their financial situations. Since they don't provide hotel type amenities, these gift bags go toward helping out those who are staying at the facility. It is great that Marriott supports the local communities, hospitals and businesses when they come and have meetings in the area.
Fairfield's Spirit to Serve
Fairfield Inn & Suites participated in Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Day with a toy drive. The donated toys went to Open Hearth Ministries which is a local shelter program for homeless families in Puyallup.
Crowne Plaza Portland Participates in Lloyd District Trash Mob
Team Members of our Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown participated in the Lloyd District Trash Mob. After a tasty pizza lunch, our group joined others from the community to help clean up the neighborhood; this included picking up old clothes, fast food containers, recyclables, cigarette butts and many other things. This Earth Day event allowed us to show the pride and commitment we have for our community by helping to keep our neighborhood clean and green, and to keep trash out of the waterways. Thank you to those that participated!
Hollander Welcomes New Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing
With the recent addition of the Holiday Inn Everett, it was decided an appropriate time to create a new position within the Hollander Investments corporate team titled Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing. We are pleased to announce that Eno Spina-Denson has accepted the new role and will be joining the corporate team as of July 4th.
Eno joined the company in 2012 as the Director of Sales Crowne Plaza Portland and is currently the Lead Director of Sales and Marketing for Hollander Investments working out of the Crowne Plaza in Portland.
Eno began her career with Residence Inn and Courtyard holding various positions such as FOM and Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Sales at the Courtyard Portland Lloyd Center in 2006. During her six years as DOS at the Courtyard, she was recognized for her leadership and was awarded Direct-Sales Leader of the Year from Marriott International for Select Service; Director of Sales of the Year from CSM Lodging; as well as Sales team of the Year for CSM Lodging. Eno has proven these same leadership qualities at the Crowne Plaza Portland and over the last 18 months as the Lead DOS for Hollander Investments.
As the Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing, Eno will work closely with General Managers and Directors of Sales to provide additional support for our sales organization. She will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of sales programs and creating consistent sales processes, as well as provide training to enhance the growth and development of our sales teams. Eno will be transitioning into her new role over the next several weeks while also hiring and training her replacement DOS in Portland. She will be working primarily from her home office while traveling to each individual property on a consistent basis.
We are so excited for the leadership Eno will bring to this new position and eager to see how she will be able to help and support all of our sales teams in the future.
Please help us congratulate Eno on her new role!
Eno can be reached at email@example.com
Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Welcomes New General Manager
Please welcome Greg Willie to the team as the new General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown.
Greg has more than 25 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry primarily with the Marriott brand. Most recently Greg was the General Manager at the Salt Lake Courtyard Downtown for over 15 years.
He has had a successful career as the General Manager at the Provo Courtyard, Provo Residence Inn, Provo Holiday Inn Select and Salt Lake Marriott University Park. During his earlier career, he spent three years working as the Director of Room Operations at the Columbia River Doubletree Hotel. Prior to this he was with Marriott International for eight years in various Director Roles in the South, East, and West regions.
We are very excited to have Greg on board and hope that you will join us in congratulating him in his new role.
Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairfield Inn & Suites Welcomes New General Manager
Please join us in congratulating Brooke Bourn who has accepted the position of General Manager at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Puyallup.
Brooke was part of the opening team for the Courtyard by Marriott in Tacoma in 2005 as a Sales Manager. She continued in this role for 3 years before furthering her experience with both the Hotel Murano and the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball team. She returned to Hollander Investments in 2012 as a Senior Sales Manager. Brooke has 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 9 years with Marriott Hotels.
Brooke graduated from Washington State University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Hotel Business Management. She is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association and a volunteer with University of Puget Sound.
Congratulations to Brooke on her new position, which will officially begin on November 8th.
Brooke can be reached at Brooke.Bourn@Marriott.com
Courtyard by Marriott Welcomes New General Manager
We are pleased to announce that Chuck Valley has accepted the General Manager position at the Courtyard by Marriott in Tacoma. Chuck has been with Hollander Investments over 30 years. in that time, he has been instrumental in leading many Hollander properties as General Manager including the Fairfield Inn & Suites Puyallup, Best Western Premier Plaza in Puyallup, Courtyard by Marriott in Tacoma, and Best Western Heritage Inn in Bellingham. He also helped during the opening of both the Holiday Inn Express and the Crowne Plaza Portland.
Chuck is also a key leader of Kidstown International, a non-profit supporting over 40 orphanages in Romania, India and Nepal.
Chuck will continue to provide support to the Fairfield Inn & Suites until the position of General Manager is filled.
Chuck can be reached at email@example.com
Hollander Welcomes New Project Manager
Please join us in congratulating Mike Irish on his new position as Project Manager with the Hollander Investments Project Team.
Mike has been with Hollander Investments for 11 years. He started as a Carpenter during the renovation of the Crowne Plaza Portland Hotel and then was hired as the Director of Engineering for the Holiday Inn Express and Best Western Hotel in Puyallup WA. In 2005, he became the Director of Engineering at the Courtyard and later added the housekeeping department to his areas of responsibility. He was promoted to Regional Chief Engineer for Hollander Investments in 2011 and later held the position of Chief Engineer at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Puyallup.
Most recently Mike has been the Chief Engineer at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel in Puyallup, WA. Mike’s new role as a Project Manager for Hollander Investments will make use of his ability to handle many projects at multiple sites for the company as renovation and improvement projects are implemented.
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanitarian Trip by Portland HR Generalist
“I just returned from a three week trip to Cambodia called [CACO/GLEF] Humanitarian Tour Vacation with a Purpose with a group of 21 Americans. The first two weeks was spent with the tour group visiting schools, participating in the grand opening of a new school, ground breaking ceremony of a future school, visiting other schools that we had built in previous years and visiting other non-profit organizations. These schools are funded by the local non-profit organization called Golden Leaf Education Foundation here in Portland. We do an annual fundraiser each year, and for the past five years, we have been able to raise enough funds to build three schools with another one on the way. It was heartwarming and wonderful to see the great big smile on the children’s faces who are so hungry for education, but many lack the opportunity. Thank you to the many donors and supporters that contributed to this success, including the Crowne Plaza hotel, who have donated items for the auction gala each year. At each school we visited we donated bicycles, school supplies and ice creams for a cool treat to thousands of students.
At one of the schools, we had the opportunity to donate hundreds of wine bottle bags from IHG. Our group cut out the pockets so it would not be too heavy in the suitcase, filled the bag with medicines and donated them to the elders in the villages. This may be something we take for granted here in America and use only once, but to them it’s like a Coach or better yet a Gucci bag that will be put to good use. It was great to see the smiles. Crowne Plaza was also present at one of the non-profit organizations that we visited, called Building Bridges for Children (BBC). We had the pleasure of distributing our Crowne Plaza T-shirts to the BBC youth club. These students come to BBC to learn English and other after school enrichment skills, such as computer and leadership skills.”
Mardine Mao is the Human Resources Generalist for the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown and is one the founding board members for GLEF (Golden Leaf Education Foundation) and has been volunteering with CACO (Cambodian-American Community of Oregon) for the last 20 years. These organizations work together to be able to donated necessary items such as bicycles, school supplies, rice, medicines, tooth brushes/paste and other needed supplies, along with working to “unite, preserve and empower” volunteerism and the culture and traditions of Cambodia.
This is Mardine’s third trip with this group and she says she “feel[s] honored and privileged to have little skills and knowledge to help both organizations”.
Mardine also volunteers with the Cambodian, Lao and Thai New Year in the Park, and Cambodian Dance Troupe of Oregon to organize the Cambodian New Year celebration together on her spare time.
Hollander Welcomes New Lead Director of Sales
Hollander Investments is pleased to announce that Eno Spina-Denson has accepted a new role as Lead Director of Sales for Hollander Investments. Eno joined the company in 2012 and is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza in Portland. She will retain this role, but will take on the responsibilities of the new position.
Eno began her career with Residence Inn and Courtyard holding various positions such as FOM and Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Sales at the Courtyard Portland Lloyd Center in 2006. During her six years as DOS at the Courtyard, she was recognized for her leadership and was awarded Direct-Sales Leader the Year from Marriott International for Select Service; Director of Sales of the Year from CSM Lodging; as well as Sales team of the Year for CSM Lodging. Eno has proven these same leadership qualities at the Crowne Plaza Portland and has developed a strong sales team that provides a superior customer experience while increasing RevPar above market growth.
As the Lead Director of Sales, Eno will work closely with General Managers and Directors of Sales to provide additional support for our sales organization. She will assist in the expansion of sales programs and processes, as well as provide training to enhance the growth and development of our sales teams.
Please help us congratulate Eno on her new role!
Eno can be reached:
Phone: (503) 542.4265
Holiday Inn Express Puyallup Welcomes New General Managers
Alissa has been with a member of the company for 13 years, most recently as the Guest Services Manager at the Best Western Premier Plaza. She has previous experience as the Guest Service Supervisor at the Holiday Inn Express, as well as the Sales & Conference Coordinator, Banquet & Event Manager and the Sales Manager at the Best Western Premier Plaza.
Her years of service and dedication to Hollander Investments are truly appreciated. Please join us in congratulating her on her new role.
Alissa can be reached at email@example.com
Partner of the Week - Fairfield Inn & SuitesPosted By: Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
The Fairfield team recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to paint the exterior of one of their own associate's home, which was a truly special event for all involved.
More information can be found on Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's blog in the link below.