News for the Hospitality Executive
Portland, Ore. – (Jan. 17, 2013) – The historic Heathman Hotel , Portland’s premier full-service luxury hotel, has hired Nathan Carlson as senior sales manager. Carlson’s responsibilities will include managing existing client relationships, identifying potential new clients and closing sales, and negotiating rates and amenities with corporate and association clients.
“Nathan is a results-oriented salesperson with more than 20 years of leadership experience,” said Stephen Galvan, the Heathman’s director of sales and marketing. “He is gifted at quickly building rapport with people and understanding their needs and how to meet them. We’ve been impressed by his integrity, persistence and creativity, and we welcome him to the Heathman team.”
Carlson joins the Heathman Hotel from Portland’s Benson Hotel, where he was a preferred corporate / sports teams sales manager. He was previously sales manager at Red Lion on the River, also in Portland. Prior to joining the hospitality industry, he worked in retail and insurance sales.
Carlson received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland.
About the Heathman Hotel
Built in 1927 and located in the heart of Portland, Ore.’s, cultural district, this 150-room luxury hotel maintains strong partnerships with local arts and culture organizations and is Portland’s premier arts hotel. An independently owned luxury boutique property, the Heathman Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group and Historic Hotels of America. The Heathman has received the prestigious Four Diamond distinction from AAA for 26 consecutive years. In 2012, the hotel was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 World’s Best Hotels. In 2011, the hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the world’s best hotels in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2010, the hotel was selected as the top Mid Luxury Hotel for business in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. Additionally, the Heathman was recognized for overall excellence on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List and was featured in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 editions of Travel + Leisure’s top 500 World’s Best Hotels list. The hotel also received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Finally, the hotel was recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for its commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts; the property continues to work toward EnergyStar certification and recently received Green Seal Silver certification. The Heathman Hotel and its sister property, Heathman Kirkland, encompass the art of hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. For reservations, visit www.heathmanhotel.com.
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