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Provenance Hotels Appoints Chris Bebo as General Manager
October 4, 2011 – PORTLAND, Ore. – Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Bebo as general manager of the Hotel Lucia in downtown Portland. The appointment marks a return for Bebo to Provenance Hotels, where he previously served as general manager of Hotel deLuxe in Portland and the Hotel Max in Seattle.
“I am thrilled that Chris is rejoining the Provenance team and taking the helm as general manager at the Hotel Lucia,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. ”The Lucia is a marquee hotel property both for Portland and Provenance. I could not think of a better person than Chris, with his operational expertise and inspirational leadership style, to lead the property into the future.”
Over a career spanning more than a dozen years in senior management positions, Bebo has established an impressive track record in hotel management, operational oversight and building the highly effective, dynamic teams that are key to creating a memorable guest experience. A graduate of Arizona State University, where he studied tourism management, Bebo began his career overseeing Summit Group properties like the Hawthorne Suites in Vernon, Ill. and Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Detroit, Mich. before moving to the Pacific Northwest for a position as operations director at the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore.
He joined Provenance Hotels as opening general manager of the Hotel deLuxe where, under his direction, the hotel was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels in 2007. His next position was at the helm of Provenance Hotels’ chic, urban Hotel Max in Seattle and, most recently, he has served as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Beaverton, Ore., a CSM property.
About Hotel Lucia
Centrally located at 400 SW Broadway in the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Lucia – one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2010 – offers an art-filled boutique setting just steps from the city’s best shopping, restaurants and night clubs. This hotel offers 127 guest rooms and indulgent but essential amenities including Portland’s own Mada bath products; Portland Roasting coffee and Smith Teas; Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus; and a “Get it Now” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. The Hotel Lucia can be found online at www.hotellucia.com, www.facebook.com/hotelluciaportland and www.twitter.com/hotel_lucia. Reservations are available online or by phone at 877.225.1717.
About Provenance Hotels
Provenance Hotels are award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. They include Hotel deLuxe and Hotel Lucia 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.
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