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The Allison Inn & Spa, Set to Open in 2009, Names Hotelier Pierre Zreik as General Manager

2008-07-17 11:52:00

    NEWBERG, Ore., July 17 /EMWNews/ -- A hotelier with a long career

managing U.S. luxury hotels and resorts has been hired as general manager

of The Allison Inn & Spa, set to open in northeast Newberg, Ore., in late

summer 2009. The Allison is Oregon wine country's first luxury inn, spa,

restaurant and conference center.

    Pierre Zreik, who currently is general manager at Cavallo Point in

Sausalito, Calif., will arrive in Newberg Aug. 1 to join Springbrook

Properties, Inc., General Manager Sonja Haugen and her team. Springbrook is

the development company for The Allison.

    "We are thrilled that Pierre accepted our offer," said Springbrook

Properties President Joan Austin. "He is very well known in the world of

fine hotels and loves Oregon, so he will make a wonderful host for our


    After training at Lycee Technique Hoteliere in Grenoble, France,

Zreik's 25-year career began with the Four Seasons and Hyatt, followed by a

stint managing independently owned and operated hotels, including El San

Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico and the Ocean Grand Resort & Spa in Palm Beach,


    In 1995 Zreik was recruited to Portland's Heathman Hotel by Mary

Arnstad where he served as general manager for three years. Following the

Heathman, he joined Rosewood Hotels and Resorts at Little Dix Bay, Virgin

Gorda, in the Caribbean. In 2001, he returned to Oregon to open the Avalon

Hotel & Spa in Portland.

    "Three times now I have returned to Oregon. This is a true homecoming

for me. I have missed my friends and colleagues here in the Pacific

Northwest," Zreik said.

    "After 25 years in the hotel and resort industry, opening The Allison

is the opportunity of a lifetime. It is a dream project," he concluded.

    The Allison Inn & Spa, restaurant and conference center comprise the

first luxury resort development in Oregon Wine Country. Scheduled to open

in late summer 2009, The Allison will feature 85 deluxe guestrooms and

suites on 35 acres with gardens, walking paths and a working vineyard. For

more information, visit or call Joe

Kavale toll-free at 877-294-2525 or 503-537-2000;

[email protected]. Springbrook Properties, Inc., is

developing The Allison Inn & Spa. General Manager Sonja Haugen can be

reached at 503-537-2000 or [email protected].

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