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John Erickson Named General Manager of The Resort at The Mountain
in Welches, Oregon

The 157-key Mt. Hood Golf, Ski and Meetings Destination
is Managed by Coastal Hotel Group

WELCHES, Ore. – (Feb. 20, 2013)The Resort at The Mountain in Welches, Ore., announces the hiring of John Erickson as general manager of the 243-acre golf, ski and meetings destination.

“John is a great addition to the Coastal family,” said Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotel Group, the Seattle-based hospitality company that manages The Resort. “He’s a seasoned professional with a proven track record of excellence in the travel and hospitality industry, and I’m confident in his abilities to elevate the guest experience at The Resort.”

At The Resort at The Mountain, Erickson will be responsible for overseeing and managing all facets of service, operations, facilities, staffing and revenue management.

Erickson brings a wealth of hospitality experience in multiple management capacities at golf resorts, hotels and tourism organizations. He comes to The Resort from KemperSports in Northbrook, Ill., where he worked in a variety of positions including general manager, director of corporate special projects and director of regional operations. While at KemperSports, Erickson was responsible for overseeing the operations of 14 independent properties; managing the historic Dorado Beach Resort & Clubs in Puerto Rico including the development of the Ritz Carlton Reserve six-star resort hotel; and supervising client relations, personnel, budget development, marketing approval and revenue generation.

Prior to KemperSports, Erickson was the owner of JK & L, LLC, a sales, marketing and management consulting company in Portland, Ore. He also held management and executive positions at well-known travel destinations including Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz.; American Golf Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.; and The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore.

Erickson resides in Portland, Ore. and is a member of HSMAI, Club Managers Association of America, Chain De Rotisseurs, American Hotel and Lodging Association, and other professional organizations.

The Resort at The Mountain is a premier destination located along the western slope of Mt. Hood, less than one hour from Portland. The 243-acre property features 157 guest rooms, suites and villas, as well as 15,000 square feet of indoor event space; a historic 27-hole golf facility, The Courses; a 5,000-square-foot state-of-the-art spa; and two restaurants, Altitude and mallards café & pub.

For more information about The Resort, visit or contact The Resort directly at (503) 622-3101.

About The Resort at The Mountain
The Resort at The Mountain is located at 68010 E. Fairway Avenue in Welches, Ore., at the western base of Mt. Hood. The premier Oregon destination is a recipient of the 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence; a three-time recipient of Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award; a 2011 Incentive Platinum Choice Award winner; 2011 Elite Meetings International Elite Gold Certification winner; recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 and 2012 Ceremony and Reception category; winner of the 2011 Oregon Bride Editors’ Pick Best Get-In-Shape Plan; winner of the 2012 Oregon Bride Best All-Inclusive Wedding Destination; and winner of the 2012 Wedding Wire Brides’ Choice Award for Portland Ceremony and Reception Venue. The Resort has something for everyone with activities including golf, spa, skiing, fly fishing, croquet and tennis, along with 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space.  In 2009, The Resort completed a $14 million renovation and expansion to offer high-end accommodations and public areas that are ideal for both corporate meetings and leisure travelers. The Resort is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based rewards program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 439-6774.  Contact The Resort at The Mountain directly at (503) 622-3101 or visit

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit


Kalyn Kinomoto / Jason Hamilton
Richmond Public Relations
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