Gordon Sondland is the founder and chairman of Provenance Hotels and co-founder of the merchant bank Aspen Capital.Sondland’s company Provenance Hotels owns and manages hotels throughout the U.S. including the Hotel 1000, Hotel Max and the Roosevelt Hotels in Seattle, Hotel Murano in Tacoma, hotels in Portland (including Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel, The Westin Portland), The Hotel Preston in Nashville and Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery in New Orleans.In 1998, Sondland purchased and redeveloped four hotels in Seattle, Portland and Denver including Seattle’s Alexis Hotel in partnership with Bill Kimpton. Sondland also is a principal in Seattle’s Paramount Hotel. Through Provenance Hotels, Sondland is developing hotel projects throughout the US, including in Seattle, Hermosa Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Provenance Hotels specializes in adaptations of old buildings such as with the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA, which used to be a conference Sheraton, but now includes glass art by 46 artists including Seattle's Dale Chihuly. In 2013, Sondland and Provenance completed a renovation of Portland’s historic Governor Hotel, renaming it Sentinel. In December 2015, Sondland and Provenance announced the establishment of the company's first real estate investment fund, Provenance Hotel Partners Fund I. The $525 million fund was created specifically for hotel real estate investment and, at the time of its announcement, was the fourth largest fund ever launched in the state of Oregon. Wikipedia
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