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Destination Hotels & Resorts Hires Darrin Osborn as National Sales Manager
for the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington

STEVENSON, Wash.  (March 12, 2013)Skamania Lodge, an all-season resort and conference center nestled in the Columbia River Gorge, today announced the hiring of Darrin Osborn as its new national sales manager.

Osborn comes to Skamania Lodge with 10 years of experience at Marriott International hotel properties in St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., Fort Collins, Colo., and Portland, Ore., where he quickly rose through the ranks from assistant banquet manager to leading catering sales, exceeding revenue goals for four consecutive years as a senior catering sales executive.

“We are very excited to have Darrin join our team at such an exciting time for the Lodge,” said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge. “Darrin has the perfect mix of personality and experience to fit with our team and start making an immediate impact. As we celebrate the Lodge’s 20th Anniversary, we can appreciate how far Skamania Lodge has come and look to a future of continued growth with Darrin on our team.”

In his new role, Osborn will be responsible for generating corporate meetings and events to be held at Skamania Lodge. He will be working with many regional businesses, with special emphasis on the healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing markets.

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, 45 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash.  Skamania Lodge boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 golf course, 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.  The Lodge has received numerous awards and recognitions including: Best of the West by Meeting Focus West magazine; the National Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine; Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; and the Gold Tier Green Star award from IACC. For more information about this one-of-a-kind property visit:  www.skamania.com.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 8,970 guest rooms, 15 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, Palos Verdes, 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:

Danny Pettey
danny@sasquatchagency.com
503-222-2346 ext. 109


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