Stamp or label with text Vancouver, Washington inside, vector illustration February 24th 2017

Vancouver USA: No Longer Portland’s Tagalong Sibling

Way Back When… But not too far back I grew up on the other side of the Columbia River. At that time, Vancouver seemed like little more than a sleeper town for Portland. It had several nicknames, most not exactly complementary. I’m not proud to say I laughed at many of those names back then. In the early 2000s, there was talk that they were … Read More

valentine's day February 10th 2017

Making Valentine’s Day Special

This is one day you don’t want to mess up. It’s’ February 10th, and I’d like to talk to the men for a few moments. Many of our posts have been to both men and women, but let’s face it: Valentine’s Day is a day that a lot of men screw up. So if you’re a lady who appreciates the advice and you’re just not … Read More

holiday not secret menu December 13th 2016

Holiday (not-so) Secret Menu!

Jamba Juice, In ‘n’ Out, and Chick-fil-A. What do they all have in common? They all have a secret menu behind the counter! Now if you haven’t been to The Heathman lodge during the holiday season, you probably don’t fully grasp how all-in we go with our decorations, music and our annual gingerbread house contest. It only felt natural to bring some Christmas cheer to … Read More

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