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Provenance Hotels Appoints Stan Kott as General Manager of the
320-room Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington

October 4, 2011 - TACOMA, Wash. – Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Kott as general manager of the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.  Kott joined Provenance Hotels in May of 2010 as regional general manager in San Francisco and, for the past two months, has been serving as interim general manager for the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List award-winning Hotel Murano.

“I am thrilled to have Stan in the role of general manager at the Hotel Murano to continue ensuring its rightful reputation as the finest hotel between Portland and Seattle,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. “The Murano is a beautiful and unique asset but our team members and superior customer service are the keys to the awards and recognition the property has received.  I’m confident, with Stan at the helm, the Hotel Murano will continue to innovate and build on past successes.”

Kott has more than 30 years of hotel and resort experience in senior management positions involving all aspects of rooms, food and beverage, sales and marketing and operations. He launched his career at Oregon’s famed Salishan Lodge and opened Salish Lodge before heading east to Topnotch Resort & Spa, in Stowe, Vermont. Kott returned to the Pacific Northwest as general manager for the Kimpton Group at Alexis Hotel and opened the Hotel Monaco, both in Seattle. His track record in the region also includes key roles with Noble House at The Edgewater Hotel, MTM Luxury Lodging at the Sorrento Hotel and Alderbrook Resort & Spa, and The Hotel Group at the Arctic Club Hotel.

The Hotel Murano is located in the center of downtown Tacoma near the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, the city’s waterfront and downtown businesses. Works in glass by more than 45 artists from around the world are showcased in the hotel from the exterior to the lobby and guest rooms making every moment on property an artful experience. It has made a name for itself with glass art, high-caliber design and attention to friendly, unpretentious service with unique amenities, such as its Pillow and Spiritual Menus.

About Hotel Murano
Centrally located at 1320 Broadway Plaza in downtown Tacoma, the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List award-winning Hotel Murano is unique in the Northwest with art-inspired design and a focus on personal service. The 320-room hotel offers indulgent but essential amenities including Savi Day Spa; BITE restaurant; Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus; and a “Help Me” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or everyday need. The Hotel Murano can be found online at, or Reservations can be made on the Web or by calling 253-238-8000.

About Provenance Hotels
Provenance Hotels are award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. They include 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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