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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US EVERY DAY

Support our team through COVID-19 with the Columbia Hospitality Cares Foundation.

STANDING UP TOGETHER

More than ever before, people across the country have been standing up in the face of injustice and systemic racism afflicting our nation. I felt compelled to write on this subject because I am deeply saddened by the unacceptable acts of violence that occurred against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. My heartfelt condolences go out to their families, and every other family that has had to endure the pain from similar acts of violence, discrimination, and hatred.

Columbia Hospitality has been guided by our values of accountability, creativity, enthusiasm, honesty, inclusion, and respect for over 25 years. Our principles of acceptance and understanding have helped us create a culture of inclusiveness within our organization, and racism has no place within our team or with any customer or partner with whom we work. We stand in solidarity and support of the Black Lives Matter movement and with everyone who is uniting through peaceful protests, education, and action across the nation.

We are proud that our company represents a wide range of cultural backgrounds from countries all over the world and every continent except Antarctica, but we know we can and need to do better. We honor and respect varied viewpoints coming from people of different circumstances and backgrounds in our company and communities we serve.

Throughout our history, we have been focused on diversity and inclusion and feel compelled by recent events to renew our emphasis on this important subject. To that end, we have immediately formed a diversity and inclusion task force to advance specific plans outlined below. These are the first of many actions we are taking to better include people of Color in our workplace and to help end discrimination, racial injustice, and systemic racism in our community:

  1. Surveying our team members to better understand how they are doing and engage them in conversations related to discrimination, racial injustice, and systematic racism.
  2. Establishing specific demographic goals in every region in which we operate to ensure our workforce reflects the makeup of the communities we serve.
  3. Committing our Columbia Cares giving program to initiatives that support combating social injustice and systemic racism.
  4. Engaging in scholarship funding opportunities in hospitality for communities of Color.
  5. Doing our part to influence positive change in the communities we serve, such as advocating for funding initiatives to support the BIPOC community and other related programs.
  6. Enhancing our unconscious bias and anti-harassment training program for all team members.
  7. Intensifying our efforts to partner with BIPOC vendors who reflect the strength and diversity of the communities in which we serve.
  8. Recruiting more people of Color to the leadership teams of our company and properties while expanding our recruiting efforts at historically Black colleges and universities.

These are just a few first steps and many more must follow. Our actions for change will be continuous and evolving. We are committed to listening, learning, and reflecting on how we can continue to evolve in support of one another.

Thank you,

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John Oppenheimer,
Founder and CEO

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Columbia Hospitality is a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company with over 25 years of experience, featuring a portfolio of award-winning hotels, conference centers, distinctive venues, private and public golf facilities, restaurants and bars, and residential properties. Our clients come to us because we are experts at transforming their vision for a unique property into a reality that also results in an enduring and profitable business. We're a team of hospitality professionals with independent, boutique and global brand experience that will put our entrepreneurial spirit to work for you and your specific needs.
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LIVING BY OUR VALUES

Honesty. Sincerity. Respect. Accountability. Creativity. Enthusiasm. We bring people together. We inspire and empower our team to create exceptional experiences for our guests and phenomenal results for our property owners.

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THE EXPERTS AGREE

Columbia Hospitality has been consistently voted one of the best places to work in Washington by Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Business magazine, and NWJobs.com. These awards recognize companies in the state for their commitment to creating a positive work environment for team members, and for setting the standard for leadership in the community.

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