• Kimpton Seattle and Portland Locations Welcome New General Managers

    POSTED February 27, 2019

    Travis Williams

  • Kimpton Seattle and Portland Locations Welcome New General Managers

    POSTED February 27, 2019

    Mike Hill

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland both recently hired new general managers.  

The Seattle location has welcomed Mike Hill back to the property as the new general manager. Hill first joined Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle as an engineer in 2011, he returned in 2014 as the assistant general manager, and now he assumes the general manager role.

Travis Williams has joined the Portland location this winter as its new general manager. Williams joined the Kimpton brand four years ago, first in Seattle, then in Aspen and Salt Lake City. Now, Williams brings his hands-on leadership back to his hometown.

Most recently managing The Grand Hotel in Minneapolis, Hill returns to a rapidly growing Seattle. His focus is to maintain Hotel Monaco’s relevancy and leadership as a best-loved hotel in Seattle by fostering employee culture, delivering memorable guest experience and managing the on-going profitability of the hotel.

Williams built his career in hotel sales and operations, and he is focused on making his hotel the best in guest experience and Portland hospitality. The historic downtown hotel is known for its service, and Williams will guide employees to deliver on those expectations, while also overseeing sales and revenue strategies. 

The Duniway, located in Portland, Oregon, has announced the appointment of Lemmy Cooper as its Director of Food and Beverage. In his new role, Cooper will ensure detailed execution of the hotel’s food and beverage plans at both the Jackrabbit restaurant as well as Abigail’s Hideaway, the new guest-only rooftop, while focusing on the hotel’s values of creativity, innovation and guest satisfaction. 


Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.