Stephen R. Galvan was no hospitality-industry rookie when he moved to Portland, Oregon to join the historic Heathman Hotel (1001 SW Broadway. Tel: 800-551-0011. www.portland.heathmanhotel.com) in June 2004. With more than 25 years experience, he previously served various hotel properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, including two Embassy Suites Hotels and two boutique hotel properties—the Hotel Bijou and the Commodore Hotel—with Joie de Vivre Hospitality Group. Galvan now oversees the general operation of the sales and marketing departments at Heathman.
Built in the 1920s in popular Italian Renaissance style, the Heathman Hotel is a beautiful, sophisticated 150-room premier luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Portland’s Financial and Cultural Districts. The Heathman Hotel is a National Historic Landmark, and has been an icon of the city’s skyline for eight decades. Just recently, the hotel completed a four million dollar landfill-free “green” upgrade. The Heathman Hotel ranks among the world’s prestigious Top 500, Top 50 Large City Hotels in the United States, Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, and recently received the Four Diamond award for the 27th consecutive year! This grand, lavish boutique and historic hotel is a prominent supporter of the city’s education and arts communities. It is the only hotel in Portland’s designated Cultural District, and a place “Where Service Is Still An Art.”