POSTED January 21, 2016

Bend’s Hotel & Convention Center recently went under extensive renovations and reopened as ‘Riverhouse on the Deschutes’ earlier this year. The property’s transformation was completed to provide guests with a more refined and delightful experience. The newly renovated location appointed Todd Cooley as new general manager.

Renovations on the property began in late 2015. The update included reconstruction of its on-site restaurant, Currents. The property will showcase authentic Northwestern flair, new amenities and beautiful views of the river.

Cooley will be in charge of leading the Riverhouse into its next chapter. He most recently served at the Salishan Spa and Gold Resort on Oregon’s Central coast and has over ten years of experience in the industry. Cooley got his start in the industry with Hilton Hotels Corporation. He is a previous recipient of Oregon Hotelier of the Year in 2002 before advancing to work at various Oregon destinations. 

The Riverhouse plans to debut its new branding, logo, and website to complete its refresh within coming months.

A recent survey demonstrates the resilience of the hospitality industry and the dedication of the industry’s professionals.


Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.


This small Oregon city is big on charm and amenities. 

Situated in central western Oregon, tucked between the Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges, Corvallis is in the heart  of Willamette Valley and home to Oregon State University.

Population: 60,000 with Oregon State University students making up about 40% of the population.