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Provenance Hotels Appoints Tim Block as General Manager
of the 130-room Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon

January 12, 2012 – PORTLAND, Ore. – Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Block to general manager of the Hotel deLuxe in downtown Portland. Block joined Provenance Hotels’ parent company, Aspen Lodging Group, in March of 2011 as general manager of the Inn at Red Hills, a boutique inn located in the heart of the Oregon Wine Country.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Tim taking on an even more central role within our Provenance portfolio,” said Bashar Wali, President of Aspen Lodging Group and Provenance Hotels. “The deLuxe is a premiere property, not only for us, but for the whole city of Portland.  I’m confident that, with Tim at the helm, we will continue to innovate and build on past successes.”
Block has more than 30 years of hotel experience managing small and medium sized properties in rustic, resort and urban settings with proven success in increasing market share, guest retention, and identifying growth opportunities. Prior to joining the team at Aspen Lodging Group, he served as general manager of the Freestone Inn, a 120-acre luxury resort, in Mazama, Wash. Block also served as general manager and opened the Hotel Vintage Park, a Kimpton Hotel, in Seattle, Wash.

About Hotel deLuxe
Centrally located at 729 SW 15th Avenue in downtown Portland, Ore., Hotel deLuxe – one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Top 200 Hotels in the US – offers glamorous, boutique accommodations that channel the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema just steps from the city’s best shopping, restaurants and night clubs. This hotel offers 130 guest rooms and indulgent but essential amenities including Portland’s own Mada bath products; Portland Roasting coffee and Smith Teas; Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus; and a “Make It So” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. Hotel deLuxe can be found online at, and Reservations are available online or by phone at 866.986.8085.
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
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Provenance Hotels Appoints Stan Kott as General Manager of the 320-room Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington / October 2011

Provenance Hotels Appoints Chris Bebo as General Manager of the 127-room Hotel Lucia in Portland, Oregon / October 2011

Provenance Hotels to Manage Inn At Red Hills and Farm to Fork Restaurant in Oregon's Wine Country Owned by Harvest Inn, LLC / March 2011

Bashar Wali Promoted to President of Provenance Hotels and its Portfolio of 14 Properties / June 2010

Provenance Hotels Promotes Howard Jacobs and Bashar Wali Promoted to President and Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Respectively / October 2008

Boutique Urban Hotel Owner, the Aspen Hotel Group, Changes Name to Provenance Hotels / January 2007

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