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PORTLAND – May 11, 2016 –HRI Lodging, LLC (HRIL) and River’s Edge Hotel & Spa has named Heather McGuire as Director of Sales for the 99-room boutique hotel in Portland.

McGuire joins the hotel after serving most recently as National Sales Director of the luxurious Skamania Resort and Lodge located in nearby Stevenson, Wa. Previously, McGuire served in executive hospitality sales positions for Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield and Hilton Eugene and Conference Center. McGuire will oversee all aspects of sales and marketing for the hotel, including training, developing and coaching sales teams to understand and exceed Revenue, RevPAR and Sales Productivity Goals. 

“We are tremendously excited that Heather has joined the River’s Edge team. I have the utmost confidence her leadership experience, strong sales and marketing background, and knowledge of the unique Portland area will enhance our vision for the hotel’s future,” said hotel General Manager Antonio Recillas.

Located in the rapidly growing South Waterfront district, River’s Edge is a destination in its own right, offering a luxurious 13,000-square-foot full-service spa and salon, spacious fitness center, 3,000 square feet of multi-use event space including an executive boardroom and an award-winning waterfront dining experience at its restaurant Aquariva.

Nearby Portland attractions include the Greenway Trail, a scenic biking/walking/jogging path that extends south of the hotel for 2 miles and north to Portland city proper; the nearby Columbia River Gorge with spectacular views of over 70 waterfalls; Sellwood District’s antique dealers; used bookstores on Hawthorne Boulevard; and the abundant pubs and craft breweries often associated with Portland. Approximately three blocks from the River’s Edge location is a streetcar stop that takes passengers into downtown Portland and the hotel offers complementary shuttle service to various areas of downtown and the South Waterfront/McCadam business district.

About HRI Lodging

HRI Lodging, LLC. (HRIL) is one of the 50 largest hotel management companies in the U.S. with a current portfolio of 24 hotels and resorts spanning the continental U.S. By building alliances with major domestic and international investment firms, the organization pursues a dual mode growth strategy of managing independent, boutique properties as well as partnering with industry leading brands, including  Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. HRI Lodging is the hotel management division of New Orleans-based HRI Properties, a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. For more information, please visit

Contact: Kristen Jordan-Wood

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