Cat & Collin

Where Y'Art

New Orleans, Louisiana

Founders of a community of lovers and creators of New Orleans art. Curators of galleries that live in the digital space, on New Orleans’ Royal Street and at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

Nina Compton

Compère Lapin

New Orleans, Louisiana

Born in St. Lucia, trained in French technique in New York, mastered Italian flavors at Scarpetta in Miami. She won the hearts of America on Top Chef: New Orleans and opened Compère Lapin at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

Austin Howe

Austin Howe

Portland, Oregon

Creative director, brand visionary, author, hotel lover and poet at heart. A maestro of stories, he helped us write the compelling narrative behind Portland’s most storied hotel, Sentinel.

Ben Jacobsen

Jacobsen Salt Co.

Portland, Oregon

Harvesting the best flake and kosher sea salts in America from the Oregon Coast, he made loyal fans among chefs around the world. We feature his salt – and salty sweets – at Hotel Lucia, Hotel deLuxe and Sentinel.

John Janulis

Lightning Bar Collective

Portland, Oregon

The barman behind the Bye and Bye, Sweet Hereafter, Jackknife at Sentinel and the soon-to-open Century. He keeps Portlanders in good spirits and is recognized nationally for his innovative designs.

Vitaly Paley


Portland, Oregon

James Beard Award-winner, Iron Chef America-champion and lynchpin of the Portland food scene. The city’s top culinary talent have all worked with him and now, with Imperial at Hotel Lucia, we are, too.

Mike Thelin

Feast Portland

New York, New York

Food and travel consultant. Co-founder of Feast Portland - the nation’s most influential, chef-beloved culinary festival. Sentinel, Hotel Lucia and Hotel deLuxe have sponsored Feast since its inception.

Lauren Noecker Robert

NBP Capital

Los Angeles, California

Real estate is in her blood and travel is her passion. Splitting her time between Portland and Los Angeles, she always has her eye on the deal. Specifically, the Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle and the new Woodlark/Cornelius project in Portland.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith Teamaker

Portland, Oregon

We lovingly remember our friend Steven, blender of the world’s most sought-after teas. He redefined the modern tea experience and made the teas we still serve in all our Provenance Hotels. Steven passed in 2015.

Emilie Hoyt


Pasadena, California

The wellness entrepreneur and aromatherapy aficionado behind LATHER. Using local Pacific Northwest ingredients from Jacobsen Salt, Bee Local and Smith Teamaker, you can now lather, rinse, repeat with her modern apothecary body bars in our guest rooms in Portland and Seattle.

David Rae

503 Media & Events

Portland, Oregon

Rose City connector. His 503 Media & Events produces TEDxPortland, Le Dîner en Blanc and everything you want to do in Portland. Proposed to his wife at the Hotel deLuxe. Married her in a Rolling Stones-themed wedding at Sentinel.  

Dupree Scovell

Woodbine Investment Corporation

Los Angeles, California

Finding and financing hotel deals brought this Texan to Portland where, together, we transformed the Sentinel. Then, we created the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans. Up next, you'll just have to wait and see.

Kyle Wedberg

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans, Louisiana

A facilitator of learning, the Louisiana high school of the arts he leads sends a remarkable 95–98% of graduates to colleges and conservatories. Their work is celebrated at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

Jason Wilson

Miller's Guild

Seattle, Washington

Named Best Chef Northwest by the James Beard Foundation and one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs, he really turned up the heat with wood-fired fare at Miller’s Guild at Hotel Max in Seattle.

Gemo Wong


Portland, Oregon

One of the most powerful people in streetwear, he has a keen eye and passion for mentoring talent. Design director for Energy Products at Nike’s Brand Jordan and the creative force behind the look of the team at Sentinel.