Columbia Hospitality, Inc. (Columbia), a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting firm, was founded in 1995 by John Oppenheimer. Columbia’s growing portfolio of premier properties, including the award-winning boutique hotels of the Columbia Collection, conference centers, and distinctive venues offer world-class service in memorable destinations. Columbia creates exceptional experiences for guests and team members while achieving phenomenal results for owners. The company’s continued success has led to an international expansion of the consulting division and more than 100 hospitality projects worldwide.



Corporate Headquarters

Seattle, Washington

Key Individuals

  • John Oppenheimer, CEO
  • Bret Matteson, President
  • Andy Olsen, Vice President
  • John Christison, Vice President


  • Hotel Management
  • Conference Center Management
  • Asset Management
  • Receiverships
  • Hotel Consulting
  • Public Assembly Facility Consulting
  • CH International, global consulting and management

Managed Properties

Columbia Collection: Boutique hotels offering exceptional experiences in unique destinations.

  • Cave B Inn & Spa (Quincy, WA)
  • Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor, WA)
  • Kenwood Inn and Spa, located in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon (Kenwood, CA)
  • Knob Hill Inn (Sun Valley, ID)
  • Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor, WA)
  • Rainbow Ranch Lodge (Gallatin Gateway, MT)
  • Salish Lodge & Spa (Snoqualmie, WA)
  • The Lake House at Chelan (Chelan, WA)
  • The Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island (Langley, WA)


  • Baroness Hotel (Seattle, WA)
  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge (Whitefish, MT)
  • Holiday Inn Everett (Everett, WA)
  • The Inn at Virginia Mason (Seattle, WA)

Conference Centers

  • Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside (Bremerton, WA)
  • Talaris Conference Center (Seattle, WA)

Distinctive Venues

  • Ferry Landing Suites (Friday Harbor, WA)
  • Harborside Fountain Park (Bremerton, WA)
  • Maritime Event Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Smith Cove Event Center (Seattle, WA)
  • World Trade Center Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Recent Recognition

  • Puget Sound Business Journal, Washington’s Best Workplaces, 2007-present
  • Seattle Business, 2011 Washington Green 50 list
  • NWJobs.com, 2010 People’s Pick - Favorite Hospitality Company
  • Seattle Business Magazine, 100 Best Companies to work for 2009
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List:
    • Salish Lodge & Spa, 2001-present
    • The Inn at Langley, 2006-present
    • Kenwood Inn and Spa, Best Small Resort in the U.S., 2009-present
  • Successful Meetings, 2011 Pinnacle Award
    • Bell Harbor International Conference Center (5-time winner)
    • Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
    • Talaris Conference Center

Contact Information

Columbia Hospitality
2223 Alaskan Way, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98121
t 206-239-1800 | f 206-239-1801
info@columbiahospitality.com | columbiahospitality.com

Media Contact

Hamilton McCulloh
Erin Osborne
Green Rubino for Columbia Hospitality
t 206-447-4747 | columbiahospitality@greenrubino.com

Salish Lodge & Spa

2223 Alaskan Way, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Map & Directions

Phone: 206.239.1800
Fax: 206.239.1801