QUENTIN INCAOI like to think of myself as a “Seriously Fun Hospitality Guru”, I am also the founder of Seattle based Q Hospitality Management + The Q Hotel Group. I have 26+ years’ of diverse experience in all aspects of hotel + restaurant operations, including such amazing locations as The Lodge at Pebble Beach & San Isidro Ranch. Prior to starting Q Hospitality Management + The Q Hotel Group, I spent 7 years with mTm Luxury Lodging, a Seattle based operator of independent luxury hotels (now Personal Luxury Hotels & Resorts by Benchmark) as Operations Manager, Director of F&B, Director of Operations and Corporate Director of Operations. As corporate DOO I supported existing hotels under current management and was an active participant in MTM’s pre-opening support for the very successful Hotel 1000 (Seattle), Ivy (San Diego), Liberty (Boston) and the LEED Platinum certified Bardessono Hotel in Yountville (Napa), California. Recent projects include the opening of The Hotel Ballard, a small luxury hotel in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle & the re-opening of Semiahmoo Resort, an iconic PNW resort destination. We are currently in early discussions on a historic Olympic Peninsula hotel project as well as a small luxury hotel in an up and coming neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. In the Seattle area, we are in the re-development stage of Seattle’s well-known Lusty Lady building, transitioning it into a small luxury, 43-room hotel with multiple F&B experiences. This property is aiming for an opening in late 2019 and will be managed by The Q Hotel Group.
JODI FORSLUNDJodi is an accomplished executive with 20+ years experience selling and marketing independent luxury, lifestyle and branded hotels and resorts with expertise including new builds, pre-opening, and transitions. Jodi is a forward-thinking lifestyle marketer; entrepreneurial with a collaborative style. She is recognized for building high performing sales & marketing teams with the skill to differentiate themselves from their luxury competitive set and has a proven ability in the creation and execution of strategic business planning to deliver solid performance outcomes for ownership. A former Regional VP of Sales and Marketing for Benchmark Hospitality, Jodi’s experience also includes time spent at Seattle based mTm Luxury Lodging, Hotel 1000, Noble House Hotels and at a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel in Hawaii.
AUDREY FAN Audry joins the team with progressive sales, marketing & branding experience. She is a leader in the logistics and event management space and has coordinated everything from moving NFL football teams to coordinating the World Cyber Games (video game “Olympics”). She has a closer mentality while delivering the highest level of customer service fostering strong client relationships & repeat clientele. Audrey has strong experience with association, government, non-profit & corporate accounts including Fortune 100 companies. Audrey’s background includes time spent at Seattle’s Grand Hyatt & Paramount Hotel, landing on the pre-opening and post-opening team of both hotels.
KATHRYN BAKER Kathryn was previously the Regional Director of Revenue Management for Starwood Hotels at the time of the Sheraton and Westin integration. Kathryn supervised revenue management in the Mid-Atlantic region, which was comprised of 40+ hotels within seven different brands ranging from small airport hotels to resorts and conference hotels. As the corporate Director of Revenue Management in 2000 for the Lodging Division of Intrawest Corporation, Kathryn introduced Revenue Management as a culture and discipline to Intrawest’s North American resorts. In her current role, she assists clients with widely varied revenue management needs, consulting on both development and existing projects for hotels and resorts from 26 rooms to full-service, multi-unit resorts. Support services included revenue management oversight for hotel asset managers, training and establishment of the revenue management discipline, transition management, and task force property revenue management.
DANA STORY Dana is a 30+ year hospitality veteran with a wide variety of both operational and finance/accounting experience. Having worked with Kimpton, Hilton, Starwood, and Red Lion Hotels along with numerous independents, Dana’s background includes all facets from pre-opening through asset sales as well as strong expertise in accounting and PMS/POS system management.Dana started consulting in 2009 to meet the short/long term interim needs of operators and owners for finance/accounting support. This includes both the on-property and corporate levels. With an MBA in Finance, Dana’s brings a vast knowledge of bottom line managerial skills designed to make an immediate positive impact. Dana is currently our “corporate and project” controller as well.