History

Since our founding in 1998, The Dow Hotel Company has steadily grown and prospered, even during challenging economic times. We are grateful for our past successes and look forward to the future.

2019

  • Steve Griffin is promoted to Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Randall King is promoted to Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer

2018

  • Jackie Lee joins executive team as Vice President of Hotel Investments
  • Marcia Vian is promoted to Corporate Director of Human Resources
  • Mike McGuigan becomes Area General Manager overseeing Chicago-Rosemont hotels

2017

  • Dow Hotel Company assumes management of the 354-room Holiday Inn San Jose- Silicon Valley
  • Dow Hotel Company completes $10 million renovation at Embassy Suites Rosemont/O'Hare

2016

  • Cammie Eaton joins executive team as Corporate Controller

2015

  • Dow Hotel Company completes $12 million renovation at Hilton Bellevue
  • Amanda Lynch is promoted to Corporate Director of Revenue Management

2014

  • Murray Dow gives the commencement address to the winter graduating class at Western Washington University.
  • DHC assumes management of the 327-room DoubleTree by Hilton Valley Forge
  • Official members of the Historical Hotels of America
  • Jim Durslag joins team as Area General Manager overseeing Anaheim hotels

2013

  • Dow Hotel Company acquires in a joint venture with The Carlyle Group's (NASDAQ: CG) Carlyle Realty Partners VI, the 269-room, AAA Four Diamond-rated Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, Ill.
  • DHC assumes management of the Hyatt North Houston
  • DHC ranked 37th in Hotel Business Magazine’s 2013 Annual "Top 100 Management Companies"
  • DHC completes $5 million renovation of Lakeway Resort & Spa

2012

  • DHC assumes management of the 174-room Lakeway Resort & Spa located on Lake Travis near Austin, TX

2011

  • DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors purchase the Hilton Long Island/Huntington with plans for a $15 million renovation
  • DHC assumes management of the 375-room Embassy Suites Anaheim - South and completes a $5 million renovation
  • Tracey Vargas promoted to Assistant Director of Corporate Human Resources

2010

  • DHC launches its third-party Food & Beverage Operations Division and implements the Basil’s Kitchen concept at the Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • DoubleTree Chicago O'Hare Rosemont is awarded AAA Four Diamond status

2009

  • Renovations are completed at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa, where DHC’s SunSpot restaurant concept debuts
  • DHC is named to the 2009 Inc. 5000 list

2008

  • Renovations are completed at the Crown Plaza Portland - Lake Oswego, the Marriott Suites Anaheim and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport
  • DHC completes renovations and re-opens the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush International Airport after the property suffers damage from Hurricane Ike
  • BC Bistro opens at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport
  • BC Lounge debuts at the Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego
  • DHC is named to the 2008 Inc. 5000 list as the highest-ranked hotel management company
  • DHC awarded Meeting Services Award from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • DHC ranked 34th in Hotel Business Magazine's 2008 Annual "Top 100 Management Companies" issue
  • DHC ranked 46th in Hotel & Motel Management's 2008 Annual "Top Third-Party Hotel Management Companies" issue
  • DHC ranked 58th in Top 100 Private Companies (by revenue) in Washington CEO Magazine Book of Lists

2007

  • DHC purchases the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport and the Radisson Hill Country Resort & Spa - San Antonio
  • Renovations are completed at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast and the Marriott Suites Deerfield, where DHC’s Basil’s Bistro concept debuts
  • Randall King is promoted to Corporate Director of Marketing and Revenue
  • DHC awarded Marriott’s Service Excellence Award for 2007-08

2006

  • DHC and AEW Capital Management purchase the Marriott Suites Deerfield
  • A multi-million-dollar renovation is completed for the landmark Hilton San Francisco Financial District
  • The Hilton Bellevue opens following a major renovation, which includes the addition of DHC’s sixth Basil’s Kitchen
  • Stephen Griffin is promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance
  • DHC sells the Clarion James Madison to a real estate developer

2005

  • DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors purchase the DoubleTree Hotel Bellevue with plans to convert it to a Hilton
  • DHC and AEW Partners purchase the DHC-managed Hilton Atlanta Northeast
  • DHC secures management of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District
  • The company's fifth Basil's Kitchen opens at the Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego

2004

  • DHC secures management of the Anaheim Marriott Suites

2003

  • DHC assumes management of its seventh hotel, the Sheraton North Houston; Robert Kisker is named General Manager
  • DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors purchase the Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland - Lake Oswego
  • DHC named the 25th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington state by The Puget Sound Business Journal

2002

  • DHC secures management of the Hilton Atlanta Northeast on behalf of its owners, Cigna Corporation
  • Randall King is named Regional Director of Operations, based at the Radisson Hotel Sacramento

2001

  • DHC secures management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach, where Harvey Moore is named Regional Director of Operations
  • The Rosemont Suites at O’Hare is converted to the Embassy Suites Chicago - O’Hare/Rosemont; DHC opens its first Basil’s Kitchen and Basil’s Bar at the property
  • DHC assumes management of the Radisson Inn Cleveland Airport and converts it to the Radisson Hotel Cleveland Airport.
  • Robert Levy is named Vice President of Rooms Operations
  • DHC awarded Hilton Hotels Conversion of the Year Award

2000

  • DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors purchase The Rosemont Suites at O’Hare. Randall King is named General Manager
  • The James Madison Hotel in Virginia is converted to the Clarion Hotel James Madison
  • Tracey Vargas joins the Dow Hotel Company

1999

  • DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors acquire the Radisson Hotel Sacramento
  • Renovations are completed at the James Madison Hotel

1998

  • Murray Dow, Mark Rosinsky and Harvey Moore form 345 Granby Associates, LLC, and purchase the historic James Madison Hotel in Virginia; Moore is named General Manager
  • DHC opens its Seattle office