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Jerry Jenkins Rejoins the Coast Hospitality Team to
Help Expand the Coast Brand in the U.S.

Seattle, WA- October 7, 2011
– Coast Hospitality, LLC announced today that it is realigning its plans to expand the hotel chain in the United States with industry veteran, Jerry Jenkins.

Doug Rigoni, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer stated, “Jerry helped the former WestCoast Hotels (which has since become Coast Hospitality, LLC) grow into one of the most vibrant, financially-successful hotel chains in the Western U.S.”

“Now, that we are again, placing an emphasis on purchasing or partnering with hotel properties throughout the Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona and Hawaii – we felt it was appropriate we brought in an expert with Jerry’s outstanding track record,” Rigoni concluded.

Jerry Jenkins has over 40 years experience in the travel and hospitality business with nearly 20 years with airlines serving in the capacity of field representative, sales and upper management. In the mid 1980’s, Mr. Jenkins joined WestCoast Hotels as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and later to Vice President of Development. Under his tenure, the chain grew to 12 hotels while also signing an affiliation with 16 hotels in Canada and two airlines. In the early 90's, Jenkins moved from sales and marketing into development, expanding the company from 12 hotels to more than 35. Mr. Jenkins has overseen or been directly responsible for over $600 million of hospitality development.

“I am delighted to be rejoining the Coast Hospitality team,” said Jenkins. “We are focused on growing this brand and expect great things moving forward,” Jenkins concluded.

About Coast Hotels & Resorts
Coast Hotels & Resorts is a leading hotel chain in western North America. The company's philosophy of serving its guests through a superior standard of value, hospitality and service enables its continuing expansion. Coast Hotels & Resorts now manages and franchises over 40 hotel and resort properties located throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, the western United States, Alaska and Hawaii. Visit or call 1-800-663-1144 for more information.

Cheryl Foster Hayes,
National Director of Sales,
Coast Hotels USA (206) 621-1200

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


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Also See: Coast Hospitality Appoints Leslie Caldwell as Director of Sales & Marketing for the 287-room Benson Hotel, a Coast Hotel - Portland in Oregon / August 2011

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