• 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.” 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.