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 1,200 team members at properties in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California.
The core values, clear vision, and strong passion for customer 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 80 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.
At Columbia Hospitality, our mission is to inspire and empower our team to create exceptional experiences for our guests and phenomenal results for our property owners. Contact us today, and let us help you achieve success.