• Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     
  • Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     
  • Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     

Benchmark is adding Washington's Skamania Lodge to its portfolio of resorts and hotels. Set on 175 acres overlooking the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge boasts 258 guest rooms and a commitment to being an environmentally friendly and sustainable resort. 

Skamania Lodge’s 22,000 square feet of dedicated conference space includes 23 meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Conference space ranges from 250 square feet to a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, as well as a 2,500-square-foot covered outdoor space. The lodge’s recreational facilities provide limitless opportunities for team building. Guests can explore the area by hiking to Multnomah Falls, the fifth highest waterfall in the U.S., Dog Mountain, or along Gorge trail.

Guests can visit The Waterleaf Spa & Fitness Center, a wellness retreat maximizing the serenity of the resort’s natural setting with massages and organic face and body treatments. For dining, executive chef Matt Hale crafts farm to table menus featuring fresh meats and produce.

“We are thrilled to welcome Skamania Lodge to Benchmark,” says Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark. “Skamania is extraordinary in its hospitality, its remarkable beauty and its spectacular natural setting. It is an iconic property that offers an immersive, authentic return-to-nature experience.” 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.