Christopher Hutsen currently serves as Senior Associate for LW Hospitality Advisors®, based in Cleveland, OH. For the past two years Christopher has assisted with numerous valuations, feasibility and market studies, in markets throughout the United States. Prior to his role with LW Hospitality Advisors, Christopher served in various operational roles in the Hospitality Industry. Most recently, he held the position of Interim General Manager and Resort Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa, a 211-room destination Resort with 36 holes of Golf, a full-service Spa, and three full-service Restaurants. 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, a 850 room airport property with 34,000 square feet of meeting space. In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager after completing the Corporate Management Trainee program with Hyatt Hotels, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. He also assisted in opening the Hyatt at Olive 8 as a Housekeeping Manager and was 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 has also partially completed an MBA degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is currently in progress of completing the necessary education requirements for a Certified General Appraiser License. His volunteer experience includes serving on the Tourism Advisory Council for two years in Blaine, WA, where he helped bring forward initiatives to the city council to further tourism development in the region. He 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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