Christopher Hutsen currently serves as Senior Associate for LW Hospitality Advisors®, based in Seattle, WA. For the past 10 years Christopher has served in various operational roles in the Hospitality Industry. Most recently, he held the position of Interim General Manager and Resort Manager as Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa. His operational management experience also includes downtown convention and airport properties. He assisted in overseeing the Front Desk operation of the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport. In 2008, he completed the Corporate Management Trainee program in the Rooms Division with Hyatt Hotels at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and was then promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager. He assisted in opening the Hyatt at Olive 8 as a Housekeeping Manager and was a part of the opening task force team for the second tower of the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Christopher’s hospitality operational experience has provided him knowledge in all facets of a hotel operation.
Christopher holds a B.A. degree in Hospitality Business Management with a minor in Business Administration from Washington State University. He is currently in progress of earning his MBA from Franciscan University of Steubenville. His volunteer experience includes serving on the Tourism Advisory Council for two years in Blaine, WA in which he helped bring forward initiatives to the city council to further tourism development in the region. He has also worked with a Seattle based non-profit coffee shop where he helped build an internship program that included resume and interview workshops, barista training and other life skill development for homeless youth.
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