The recently-transformed Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland (Ore.), appointed Noni Hughes as its new GM. Hughes comes to Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland from Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Wash., where she most recently served as assistant GM for six years.
With a successful track record in both hotel management and sales, Hughes will oversee the hotel’s operations, while delivering financial results, growing market share and cultivating workplace culture. Hotel Vintage Portland underwent a $16-million renovation in 2015 and has maintained consistent rankings as a top Oregon hotel, which along with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ industry reputation, helped draw her toward this position.
Hughes grew up on Maui, Hawaii, and fell naturally into the hospitality industry. Her mom worked for a vacation rental firm, where Hughes would spend weekends as a child, moving eventually to a front desk position and then transitioning to property management. In her free time, Hughes enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her family, as well as reading and cooking – the latter of which include a nice glass of wine.
The Kimpton Hotel Vintage has an onsite 24-hour fitness center, in-room dining, spa services, pet-friendly accommodations, an evening wine hour held in the hotel’s public living room and custom designed PUBLIC bikes for guest use to travel throughout Portland. The property also has a game room kitted out with a pool table, shuffle board and video game center with Nintendo Wii, Playstation and Xbox game consoles.