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Provenance Hotels Appoints Klaudio Simic as Vice President of Operations

December 15, 2011 – PORTLAND, Ore. – Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Klaudio Simic to Vice President of Operations.  A veteran of Provenance Hotels, Simic joined the company in 2004 and has served as general manager at both of the brand’s award-winning boutique properties in Portland, the Hotel Lucia and the Hotel deLuxe.

In his new role, he will oversee operations, revenue generation, cost and quality management, capital planning and new initiatives for Provenance Hotels’ five owned and operated properties in Portland, Ore., Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., and Nashville, Tenn.

“I am thrilled to have Klaudio shepherding our properties toward successes in their respective markets while ensuring brand cohesion and consistency,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. “I’m confident, with him leading the charge, Provenance Hotels will continue to expand our reach, innovate and build on past successes.”

Simic has more than a decade worth of hotel and resort experience in senior management positions involving all aspects of rooms and operations. Prior to joining Provenance Hotels, he managed front office operations and transportation for the 700-room Doubletree Hotels Jantzen Beach/Columbia River and its more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

Provenance Hotels specializes in the development and management of award-winning full-service urban hotels with a deeply integrated art story, superior design and the highest level of service. The company was founded in 2001 in Portland, Ore.  The current portfolio includes five owned and operated properties, totaling almost 1,000 rooms and a market value in excess of $370 million.

About Provenance Hotels
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels develops award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. The portfolio includes 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

Kate Buska
Public Relations Director

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