BOSTON, THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Jan. 6, 2023 – Benchmark, Pyramid Luxury & Lifestyle, the independent luxury and lifestyle hotel services of Pyramid Global Hospitality, has named Scott Youngblood area general manager for its five hotels based in Portland, Oregon. The regional properties overseen by Youngblood include Hotel deLuxe, Sentinel, Hotel Lucia, The Heathman Hotel and Dossier.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Scott into his role as area general manager,” said Sam Johnson, vice president of operations, Benchmark, Pyramid Luxury & Lifestyle. “Scott came to us well-equipped with strong leadership and operational experience gained at first-rate properties over the past three decades. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Scott continue bringing the finest in hospitality to our guests in the Portland area.”

With over 27 years of industry experience, Youngblood most recently served as general manager for Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington Square in Portland. He has also served on the Oregon Tourism Commission for seven years, including the past three years as Commission Chair overseeing one of the nation’s most innovative and respected destination management and marketing organizations.

Commenting on his post, Youngblood remarked, “I’m a strong believer that memorable guest experiences and superior financial performance can only be sustainably achieved through a relentless focus on our employees’ shared values, sense of purpose, personal growth and prosperity. I’m very happy to have found an organization that shares these principles in Pyramid Global Hospitality.”

A Portland area native, Youngblood has extensive leadership experience in luxury, independent, and lifestyle hotels. The hospitality business has been his life’s work; he entered the industry at the age of 15. Youngblood and his wife have three children and reside in the Portland area.