Our CEO, John Oppenheimer, launched Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality in 1995 after being selected by the Port of Seattle to manage the new Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Seattle's waterfront. Since its inception, the company has steadily grown its portfolio, employing more than 1,600 team members at properties in Washington, Idaho, Montana, California and Hawaii.
The core values, clear vision, and strong passion for guest service that helped John win the original Bell Harbor management contract have been an integral part of Columbia Hospitality's growth. It's the belief in these core values that has kept Columbia's focus on hospitality, guest experience, and profitability through periods of sustained growth, including a six-year period when the Puget Sound Business Journal repeatedly named Columbia Hospitality one of the "Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington State."
In addition to expanding our management portfolio, Columbia has consulted on over 100 hospitality projects worldwide. Our consulting division has provided market assessments, pre-opening sales, marketing, programming assistance, and pro forma development services for a wide range of hospitality projects.
OUR VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY
At Columbia Hospitality, the foundation for our success is our values, which drive our interactions with guests, team members, and owners.
We bring passion and fun to every aspect of what we do.
We treat all people with courtesy and regard.
We apply our imagination to innovate and improve guest experiences.
We act with integrity and are truthful in our interactions.
We are genuine in expressing our perspectives.
We take responsibility for the results of our actions.
At Columbia Hospitality, our mission is OMG! Own the Values. Make it Fun. Get it Done. Contact us today, and let us help you achieve success.