News for the Hospitality Executive
The Dow Hotel Company Names Kevin Schjei General Manager
of Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego in Suburban Portland
SEATTLE, April 27, 2010 / -- The Dow Hotel Company, LLC, (DHC) a hotel ownership investment and management company, today announced that Kevin Schjei has been named general manager of the company's 161-room Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego in suburban Portland, owned by a joint venture between New Jersey-based Prudential Real Estate Investors and DHC. Previously the rooms division manager for Dow's Hilton Hotel Bellevue in Washington, Schjei began his career with the Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego nearly a decade ago.
"Kevin has developed into one of our finest managers, having achieved some of the highest guest service scores in our portfolio," said Murray Dow, president of The Dow Hotel Company. "He has a great working knowledge of both the region and the Lake Oswego market specifically, which will allow him to hit the ground at full speed. We are confident that he will build on the hotel's already strong market leadership."
Schjei has worked his entire career as a member of the Dow Hotel Company team, with a steady progression of higher positions of importance. During his tenure with the company, Schjei also completed DHC's extensive general manager's training program. He began his career at the Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego, rising to the position of front office manager. He was promoted to rooms division manager at the 353-room Hilton Bellevue in Washington in 2007.
Schjei holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
Located at 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, just minutes from downtown Portland and Portland State University, the six-story Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego is near Multnomah Falls, Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge, and the only full-service hotel in Lake Oswego. Hotel amenities include 3,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor & outdoor swimming pool and on-site fitness facilities. Additionally, the hotel features Basil's Kitchen, a Dow Hotel Company signature restaurant concept, featuring fresh, casual fare geared to the local market. Guest rooms are equipped with high speed Internet access and Crowne Plaza's Sleep Advantage, which features comfortable beds, guaranteed wake-up calls, quiet zone floors, sleep amenities and sleep CD and relaxation tips.
The Dow Hotel Company, headquartered in Seattle, is a national hotel owner/investor and operator of hotels. The company's portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of institutional grade hotels, under such brands as Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, and Radisson. Founded in 1997, the company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, institutional-grade, full-service hotels, especially those that have extensive food and beverage capabilities.
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