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Susan Renner Appointed National Sales Manager for the
Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington


Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts


STEVENSON, Wash. (October 31, 2012)
— Earlier this month, Skamania Lodge added Susan Renner to its Group Sales Team as National Sales Manager.   Renner brings nearly two decades of experience in hospitality sales to her new role with the Columbia River Gorge resort.  She will be responsible for overseeing the national, regional and state association markets. 
 
“Susan has a fabulous reputation in the Northwest meetings market,” said Skamania Lodge General Manager Scott Spann. “We are excited to have her on our team and to tap her experience and expertise to showcase Skamania’s fantastic conference offerings.”
 
In addition to working with businesses and event planners to help them better plan and facilitate conferences, incentive trips and off-site meetings and events, Renner will interact closely with Skamania’s sales team to cultivate relationships within the corporate arena. The team works from the Lodge’s Portland, Ore., sales office in order to better serve local and regional organizations.
 
Prior to joining Skamania Lodge, Renner served as senior sales manager for Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland, Ore., bringing with her a deep knowledge of the Portland marketplace and a strong understanding of the ever-changing meetings environment.

Skamania Lodge’s Conference Center offers 23 meeting rooms and more than 22,000 square feet of dedicated state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and banquet space. Meeting rooms range in size from 250 square feet for intimate gatherings to 7,000 square feet, accommodating food and beverage functions for up to 500 people. The Lodge is an International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center.

For more information about Skamania Lodge or to book reservations, call (800) 221-7117 or visit www.skamania.com.

About Skamania Lodge
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash.  With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square-foot International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups.  Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their “Best Places to Play” for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby.  Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts.  Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. www.skamania.com.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 8,200 guest rooms, 13 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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Contact: 

   Mark Hett
  503-467-4686
MHett@frause.com


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