PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - Jennifer Williams has just been named General Manager of the Portland Marriott City Center. Williams took the reins of the full-service hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, on March 8, 2013.
With over 12 years of experience in the Hospitality industry, Williams brings her expertise in hotel management and guest services to the property. Prior to joining the Marriott City Center team, she had the prestigious honor of being the opening General Manager of Hyatt's first property in Oregon, the Hyatt Place Portland.
"I am delighted to join the Portland Marriott City Center team," Williams said. "My personal mission is to ensure our guests receive the exemplary service and genuine care they expect from the Marriott brand. I look forward to working with this talented and motivated team to serve our guests and the community."
Williams has a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and a business degree from Columbia Basin College. She has also been awarded numerous accolades for her accomplishments, including General Manager of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Sales Excellence Award and a Perfect Balance Award from Interstate Hotels & Resorts for two years in a row.
About the Portland Marriott City Center hotel
Located near the Pearl District in the heart of downtown Portland, the Portland Marriott City Center is a newly renovated, comfortable, boutique-style hotel just steps from the city's upscale shops, restaurants, and businesses. This hotel near Portland's Max Light Rail also offers high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the rooms and public areas, personalized concierge service, dry cleaning services, and valet parking. The 249 spacious guest rooms and suites are standardly outfitted with flat-screen TVs and premium cable, high-speed wireless Internet access, coffee/tea service, and well-appointed work spaces. Additional features and amenities include PURE hypo-allergenic rooms, Concierge levels, rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of Portland's Downtown, ADA-accessible rooms, and smoke-free guest rooms and public areas. The Portland Marriott City Center earned a Green Seal Certified - Silver Award for its green practices. Friends and family can share local food and wine in a warm and inviting setting at Mez on Broadway, a casual American restaurant, while fitness-focused guests can stay on track at the fully-equipped gym. With eight meeting rooms, an elegant 1,776 sq. ft. ballroom, and a total of 3,300 sq. ft. of meeting space, the hotel is also the venue of choice for meetings and events. The Portland Marriott City Center is located in the center of Portland's vibrant Downtown, which is home to great restaurants and shops, for example Powell's City of Books, the world's largest used and new bookstore. Nestled close by you will find some of Oregon's Treasures, such as Portland's iconic Rose Garden, Chinese Classical Gardens, the Portland Zoo, and the Mt. Hood recreation area, just to name a few.