KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2012) - The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland's premier full-service luxury hotel, has selected Troy Longwith as general manager. He will have full responsibility for the operation of the Heathman Hotel and Trellis Restaurant while maintaining the high visibility and community goodwill within the vibrant city of Kirkland.
"I am extremely excited to be joining the Heathman family," said Longwith. "The Kirkland property is incredibly dynamic, with a highly professional, dedicated staff that is committed to creating exceptional guest experiences."
Longwith comes to The Heathman from Tulalip Resort Casino, where he was acting executive vice president for hotel operations. He also served as director of sales & hotel marketing, and as general manager at Tulalip Resort Casino. Prior positions in the hospitality industry include managing the Microsoft campus office as vice president of Conference Direct, director of group sales at Fairmont Olympic Seattle, and sales manager at Four Seasons Olympic Seattle.
Longwith received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a major in hotel restaurant administration, from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.
He is a member of the Northwest Meetings + Events magazine editorial board, Meeting Professionals International and the Professional Convention Management Association. Longwith is also actively involved in the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement, and United Way.
About The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland
The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, located on Seattle's Eastside, provides guests with the ultimate in gracious service in an ambience of understated elegance and comfort. The Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice awards ranked the property as the 88th best hotel in the world in 2012. The hotel has also garnered the AAA of Washington Four Diamond Award®, an indicator of excellence that promises travelers an unparalleled lodging experience, and is also a member of the Preferred Hotel Boutique Group. The Heathman Hotel features 91 classic guest rooms and suites, and Trellis, a 90-seat wine-country-inspired restaurant and bar helmed by Chef Brian Scheehser. Trellis' rustic, robust menu evolves with the seasons, often featuring items from Scheehser's own 10-acre farm. For reservations and information, visit http://heathmankirkland.com/ or call (425) 284-5800 / (866) 997-5475.