Regional Director of Operations
George Schweitzer is the Regional Director of Operations for Coast Hospitality Management with primary responsibilities for oversight of properties in the state of Oregon. He has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to working at Coast Hospitality, he was CEO of West Coast Event Productions. Mr. Schweitzer was Regional Vice President for Crescent Hotels & Resorts overseeing a $500mm+ portfolio of hotels under multiple leading brands throughout the country, including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, and Sheraton. In 2001, George took a break from managing hotels and founded LaborSage, Inc., which developed labor scheduling software for the hospitality industry. His company was subsequently sold to UniFocus, L.P. out of Dallas, TX in August, 2006. He was recruited from Unifocus to join Red Lion Hotels, and from 2008 -2013 George was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Red Lion Hotels (RLH - a publicly traded hotel company). Prior to that Mr. Schweitzer was the President of the VenQuest Hotel Group, based in Irvine, CA, and Vice President Operations for Sunstone Hotels. Before Sunstone, George was a Regional Vice President for Red Lion Hotels & Inns for 12 years. George is a Certified Hotel Administrator with a background in Business Administration. He attended the University of Montana, California State University Long Beach and UCLA.