herman sloth November 25th 2016

Herman the Sloth: A Lodge Tradition

Video by Bryan White “Hi my name is Herman! If you turn me into the front desk you can earn a reward. If I were to try to get there myself it would take me more than a week. I am literally the slowest moving creature on the planet and normally sleep up to 20 hours a day!” -Herman From all of us here at … Read More

catering workshop November 18th 2016

Catering Workshop 2016

At The Heathman Lodge, we seek ways to think outside the box. Our top priority for 2017 is to redefine our look and prioritize innovation. To kickstart our goals, we recently hosted a Catering Workshop under our management service, Connect Hospitality Services (CoHo), in which we invited seven properties under CoHo to join the festivities. The purpose for these properties was to collaborate with each … Read More

whose job is it November 15th 2016

Whose Job Is It?: A Story of Culture

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.   It ended … Read More

heathman-lodge-staff October 28th 2016

What I Learned Working In Leadership-Driven Hospitality

Hospitality can be a demanding industry, largely depending on your position. It also has potential to be infinitely rewarding. Currently, I work at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington and have found the latter to be true nine times out of ten. Inside these walls, I have been gifted an opportunity to learn the importance of leadership in the workplace and the attributes that compose … Read More

halloween activities October 21st 2016

Great Halloween Entertainment

By Bryan White As we approach the end of October, the holiday season is once again just around the corner. Here at the Heathman Lodge, we go all out. We transform the lobby, banquet spaces and Hudson’s into a winter wonderland. If you’ve ever tried to imagine what it would be like to be in a luxurious Cowlitz longhouse on Christmas Eve, you don’t want … Read More

fall activities October 14th 2016

Vancouver/Portland’s 8 Best Fall Activities

By Megan Carter Close your eyes and imagine crisp air caressing your hair with a warm beverage in hand, surrounded by loved ones. Now open your eyes. Gaze at the bold yellow, burnt orange and soft red color of the leaves and surrounding trees, the spirit of giving feeding seamlessly into the atmosphere around you. In warmer locations like Florida and California, the fall season … Read More

hot-chocolate-1103785_1280 October 10th 2016

Five Great Drinks for the Fall Season

By Megan Carter As the air grows crisper and the nights cozier, many excitedly anticipate the arrival of seasonal drinks. Whether out with friends and family celebrating festively or snuggled up with a good book by the fire, the following Fall drinks are a must have during Autumn. Hot Apple Cider A timeless classic, this drink is perhaps one of the first to come to … Read More

internship August 22nd 2016

My Internship at The Lodge

Here at The Heathman Lodge we like to encourage our team to explore other departments and learn how they operate. As an initiative to provide an opportunity for Front Desk Agents to explore Sales & Catering, we developed the Sales & Catering Internship. Megan Carter (our first Sales & Marketing intern) was kind enough to provide an insight into her first month in the internship and what … Read More