Lenny Zilz is a highly respected hospitality professional with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Lenny has been with Columbia Hospitality for over 15 years, and as vice president has operational oversight of a variety of residential properties and distinctive venues. Known for his positive energy and zeal for the hotel business, his leadership style is strategic and personal.
Lenny was previously vice president of business development for John Daly, Inc. International, one of the premier event production companies in the world. He was a general manager at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for nearly 15 years at four- and five-diamond properties including Rancho Mirage, Philadelphia, and Mauna Lani. He was also the general manager of El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas, a historic 84-room hotel in Santa Barbara, California.
Lenny earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Masters in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Downtown Seattle Association and the Washington Lodging Association.
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