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Sam Johnson appointed general manager of Salish Lodge

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Salish Lodge & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of

Sam Johnson as new general manager. Johnson has spent his nearly

twenty-year career in the hospitality industry, and most recently worked for

the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group. Positions included general manager

of the Alexis Hotel, prior to that general manager of the Hotel Vintage

Park. His career portfolio includes management positions at the Sheraton

Tacoma Hotel, University Inn, Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, and Holiday Inns.

He was founder, president and owner of Espresso Sams Inc. in Bellevue.

Early in his career, Johnson held a position at Salish Lodge & Spa

when the resort was just re-opening. He now returns many years later to serve

as general manager of the hotel, which is a member of Small Luxury

Hotels of the World.

"I am excited to return to Salish Lodge & Spa as general

manager," says Johnson. "It is truly a

once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to manage this world-class hotel at one of the

region's most spectacular attractions."

Johnson is a member of the Seattle Aquarium Society and the Seattle Hotel

Association, and resides in Issaquah with his wife and three children.

Salish Lodge & Spa is listed on Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's

Gold List and was also listed as one of the Top 100 Weekend Resorts. A

Four-Star, Four-Diamond hotel, Salish Lodge & Spa is part of the

Chicago-based Coastal Hotel Group, a full-service hotel management company

specializing in the operation of upscale resorts, sophisticated inns, and

quality business hotels. These include, among others, The Sea Ranch

Lodge in Sonoma County, Calif.; The Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Fla.;

and Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

For more information, visit the Coastal Hotel Group Web site

at www.coastalhotel.com.

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