Willamette Valley, OR – November 10, 2021 – Following a long and successful career managing luxury hotels in the US, Pierre Zreik will be retiring from his role as Managing Director of The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon Wine Country.
Zreik opened The Allison in 2009 and has been at the helm ever since, solidifying its reputation as one of the finest luxury hotels in the US. He began his career with brands such as Four Seasons and Hyatt followed by a specialization in managing independently-owned and operated properties. This included stints at properties in Puerto Rico and Florida and as General Manager of The Heathman Hotel in Portland OR. Zreik then joined Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Hotel in Virgin Gorda and returned to Portland to open The Avalon Hotel & Spa. Prior to opening The Allison in 2009, he was General Manager of Cavallo Point in Sausalito, CA.
Nestled in beautiful Willamette Valley, the 86-room, family-owned Allison Inn & Spa opened in 2009 as a gateway to the growing Oregon wine country. Set on 35 hillside acres surrounded by sweeping vineyard views, the award-winning luxury resort is the vision of the late Joan Austin, a community and business leader and philanthropist who left a legacy in Oregon and beyond.
“We have all benefited from Pierre’s leadership and singular focus of bringing Joan Austin’s dream to fruition and carrying it with him all these years,” said Bruce Hraba, President, Waterford Hotels & Inns which manages The Allison. “Due to the strong foundation he has laid, we know her vision will be carried forward for years to come.”
“It is with deep respect and gratitude that the Austin Parrish families wish to thank Pierre for his many years of service. Pierre’s dedication to The Allison has shown through in the establishment of a world class hotel in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. His work with local organizations and community partners has positively impacted Yamhill County and has played a key role in solidifying Newberg and The Allison as a premiere destination. His impact on Oregon Wine Country will be long lasting. We wish him the very best in this well-earned retirement,” said a spokesperson for the Austin Parrish families.
The Allison Inn & Spa was awarded the LEED Gold Certification less than a year after opening. Blending into the lush beauty of the typography, the resort features 77 spacious rooms and eight suites as well as the Allison Spa with a fitness room and indoor swimming pool. Its signature restaurant, JORY, features Oregon Wine Country Cuisine coupled with an extensive 500-label wine list. JORY maintains its Forbes Travel Guide Four Star ranking with the locavore menu, which reflects The Allison’s creative garden-to-table philosophy, accentuating native flavors of the Willamette Valley and its bountiful local agriculture.
Pierre Zreik will remain with The Allison until the end of year. The property is actively searching for his successor and interested parties can contact Kristen Phillips at Waterford Hotels and Inns: [email protected]