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Courtyard Portland City Center Hotel Hires General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing

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Amber Evans and Dave Murray Join Oregon's Favorite Courtyard

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Courtyard Portland City Center hotel is excited to announce two new experienced leaders in its general manager and director of sales and marketing positions.  The "Rose City" hotel is known for its urban appeal, modern design and remodeled meeting space, Urban550, giving it the nickname of "My Favorite Courtyard".

Amber Evans joins as director of sales and marketing and will drive sales efforts and strategy to increase room night sales as well as meetings and events at the Courtyard.  She comes from Hotel Modera in Portland and Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants in San Francisco, where responsibilities included managing the hotel sales team, controlling the annual budget and keeping an eye on marketing trends. 

"The Courtyard Portland City Center hotel is boutique in its style and I'm excited to showcase it to Portland travelers," said Evans.  "Urban550 is a great space as well, perfect for meetings, events and weddings, I'm excited to see what we can do with this modern space."

Dave Murray is a Portland native with a long history as general manager at boutique-style and branded hotels.  He will be responsible for driving positive results and returns for the Courtyard hotel overall.  Murray's experience includes the River's Edge Hotel and Spa, RiverPlace Hotel and The Portland Marriott City Center, all in the downtown Portland market.

"This hotel is an exciting part of the city and in fantastic location for travelers, centrally located near the Pearl District," said Murray.  "I really look forward to creating an amazing guest experience and continuing our connection with the City of Portland through service and our great employees."

The Portland City Center hotel is a Courtyard by Marriott, managed by Denver-based Sage Hospitality, that offers a hip, cool and a truly authentic Portland experience.   The hotel provides a boutique experience in the Downtown Portland landscape and is the first LEED Certified Gold Courtyard in the U.S.  Well-appointed rooms provide spectacular downtown views and include plush bedding and complimentary Wifi. The 256-room hotel features Urban550 with 5,300 square feet of meeting space perfect for private parties, board meetings or events in need of a creative touch. For more information call (503) 505-5000 or visit

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