October 14, 2014 – PORTLAND, Ore. – Provenance Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Lorino as Regional Director of Operations for the brand’s award-winning Washington properties. Lorino will oversee operations of Seattle’s Hotel Max and Hotel 1000 and Tacoma’s Hotel Murano, ensuring the properties reach their maximum potential and continue to excel in Washington’s competitive market.

As Provenance Hotels’ Washington Regional Director of Operations, Lorino will oversee operations, revenue generation, cost and quality management, capital planning and the takeover and repositioning of new ventures in the region.

“We are eager to have Chris’ expertise and depth of progressive experience with upscale hotels championing our Washington properties,” said Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels. “Chris will be a great leader as we continue to grow and expand our portfolio of boutique hotels.”

An alumnus of Boston University, Lorino earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hospitality Management. A native New Englander, he began his career by working in various seasonal resorts on Cape Cod and then joined The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, California as an F&B Management Trainee. He has since held several senior management positions across seven Westin Hotels, including the General Manager position at The Westin Portland. He will join the Provenance Hotels family from his current position as General Manager of the 740-room Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Provenance Hotels specializes in the development and management of award-winning full-service boutique hotels. Provenance Hotels’ current portfolio includes seven properties across Portland, Ore., Seattle and Tacoma Wash., and Nashville, Tenn., distinguished by deeply integrated art stories that unveil the character of their urban surroundings.