Camas, WA — As the Camas Boutique Hotel continues to make changes under its new ownership team, they’ve hired Stephanie Curtis as the historic venue’s new Resident Manager.
Curtis comes from Best Western Tigard, where she started at the front desk, worked as a sales champion, was promoted to front desk manager, then performed duties as assistant general manager.
As the Camas Boutique Hotel’s Resident Manager she lives at the hotel full time.
“This means I cover the front desk the majority of the time,” said Curtis. “It means if anything happens overnight I will be there to help them. I secure the property and make sure the guests over night are taken care of.”
She’s taking her 5.5 years of experience in the hospitality industry to help promote the hotel, and the area, as well.
“I want people to know it is a unique property,” said Curtis. “I would consider it a landmark because it’s historic. Every room is different, each has a different decor. If you like something quaint or simple, this is the place for you. I also like that it has access to many activities. You don’t even have to leave the city of Camas to do stuff — we have great restaurants, bars, shopping, the movie theatre.”
“We are doing full inspections of the rooms,” Curtis said. “We took a full inventory of what’s down there in the basement so we know what we have or need. We’ve replaced lighting fixtures and shower curtains. We continue to replace mattresses. We may do some type of theme room. They’ve purchased all new linens. In the public areas we are doing upgrades but keeping the historic style. We’re making it a more modernized boutique hotel.”
The hotel’s new breakfast partnership with Natalia’s Cafe is also going well.
“We hear nothing but good things from our guests about Natalia’s,” Curtis said.
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On the weekends, the hotel is sold out. Mid-week, they are typically at 70 percent capacity or better.
“People are getting out of their shell a little bit more, to enjoy the property, enjoy the town,” she added.
“In hospitality you get to meet so many different people. No day is the same. You’re essentially doing something different every day. We’re here to greet guests who sometimes aren’t familiar with this area, or maybe they’re in town for a funeral. We want them to have a positive experience. I love this little place.”
To book a room, visit www.camasboutiquehotel.com