News for the Hospitality Executive
Portland, Ore. – (Nov. 6, 2012) – The historic Heathman Hotel, Portland’s premier, full-service luxury hotel has added Rachel Reber as a Sales Manager. Reber will be responsible for maintaining existing and establishing potential client relationships, in addition to negotiating contracts for the landmark hotel which was voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotels in the World and selected as a Condé Nast Top U.S. Hotel.
“We are pleased to welcome Rachel’s return to the Heathman Hotel,” said Stephen Galvan, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Her dedication to providing outstanding customer service as well as her commitment to furthering her knowledge of the hospitality industry makes her a valuable addition to our team.”
Reber is no stranger to the Heathman Hotel as she served as a Personal Concierge before leaving in early 2011 to gain essential sales experience at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. During her tenure as a Sales Coordinator for Marriott, Reber excelled at supporting the sales and marketing strategies for a team of three executive managers and played an integral role in the overall success of the various management teams.
Prior to her stint at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Reber was an asset to the Heathman team where she nurtured customer relationships, facilitated memorable visits to the city, and coordinated wine events in the hotel’s library. She first gained hospitality experience at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany. She was a server and hostess in three restaurants, co-directed customer service training programs and interacted with an array of international guests.
Reber attended Oregon State University-Cascades at its Bend, Oregon campus and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Speech Communications.
About the Heathman Hotel
Built in 1927 and located in the heart of Portland, Ore.’s, cultural district, this 150-room luxury hotel maintains strong partnerships with local arts and culture organizations and is Portland’s premier arts hotel. An independently owned luxury boutique property, the Heathman Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group and Historic Hotels of America. The Heathman has received the prestigious Four Diamond distinction from AAA for 26 consecutive years. In 2012, the hotel was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 World’s Best Hotels. In 2011, the hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the world’s best hotels in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2010, the hotel was selected as the top Mid Luxury Hotel for business in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. Additionally, the Heathman was recognized for overall excellence on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List and was featured in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 editions of Travel + Leisure’s top 500 World’s Best Hotels list. The hotel also received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Finally, the hotel was recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for its commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts; the property continues to work toward EnergyStar certification and recently received Green Seal Silver certification. The Heathman Hotel and its sister property, Heathman Kirkland, encompass the art of hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. For reservations, visit www.heathmanhotel.com.
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