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Coast Hospitality Appoints Leslie Caldwell as Director of
Sales & Marketing for the 287-room Benson Hotel,
a Coast Hotel - Portland in Oregon

Portland, August 7, 2011 – Coast Hospitality, LLC announced today that Leslie Caldwell has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for The Benson Hotel, a Coast Hotel - Portland.

“Ms. Caldwell’s extensive experience in all aspects of hospitality sales and marketing management, as well as her ability to generate revenue and increase profitability were key to her selection for this position. Additionally, her knowledge of hospitality and guest satisfaction will complement The Benson Hotel’s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of customer service within the industry. Combined, this will further The Benson Hotel’s 98-year history as the premier hotel in the Portland market”, said Ronald W. Gladney, General Manager of The Benson Hotel.

Caldwell’s previous successes include Director of Group Sales for Mount Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, Oregon; Owner of Hospitality Business Solutions, a business development consultancy based in Oregon; Director of Sales and Marketing for Ocean View Resort in Seaside, Oregon; as well as sales and marketing leadership roles for both Doubletree and Hyatt hotel and resort properties in destinations across the U.S.

About The Benson Hotel
Established in 1913, the historic Benson Hotel is a Four-Diamond property featuring Tempur-Pedic Swedish Sleep System beds. The Hotel has 287 guestrooms and suites, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, 24-hour room service, catering services, and meeting space accommodating up to 600 people. The Benson Hotel is owned and operated through Coast Hotels, a Western North American regional chain of hotels and resorts reputed for their quality and value. Additional information about the Hotel and its award-winning restaurant,The London Grill, can be obtained through the Hotel’s website at

About Coast Hotels and Resorts
Coast is a privately held, Seattle-based hospitality management company and the master franchisor for Coast Hotels & Resorts in the United States. Coast Hotels & Resorts features over 40 premier hotels located in five western states and Western Provinces of Canada. Coast properties offer distinctive character and charm in each of their unique destinations.

Doug Rigoni,
Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer
Coast Hospitality, LLC (206) 621-1200

or Joshua Ryan,
President, Scarlett Marketing (503) 810-4380


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Also See: Coast Hotels & Resorts Appoints New Food & Beverage Team for the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon / July 2011
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