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Gimarelli Sr., James Richard Nov. 12, 1927 – Dec. 20, 2013
Concierge (Retired), The Benson Hotel
Honorary Member, Portland Concierge Association
Founding Member, Portland Concierge Association
Founding Member, Les Clefs d’Or U.S.A.
An institution in the Portland Hospitality scene and one of the first Concierges on the West Coast, Jim began his career at the landmark Multnomah Hotel. Later in his lifelong hospitality career, Jim was instrumental in bringing the world class services of the Concierge to Portland as well as to Western (now Westin) Hotels by founding the first Concierge desk in Portland at the Benson Hotel in the 1960′s. Royalty, movie stars, presidents, and even Elvis called upon Jim to assist them during their stays in Portland- as do wise travelers today call upon skilled concierges the world over to assist them with ultimate service delivered in complete discretion. Jim set this standard that guides us to this day and the PCA is extremely fortunate to have Jim’s input as he continues his service career as an Honorary Member and advisor to the Portland Concierge Association.
We look forward once again, to participating in the upcoming 2012 Portland AIDS Walk. The association has made the Portland AIDS Walk our annual communtiy involvement and charity volunteer event. In addition to raising money in support of Cascade AIDS Project and forming at team for the walk, we also volunteer at the VIP Red Ribbon Breakfast and lend our hospitality skills to help welcome the invited dignitaries, celebrities, key donors, and major fundraisers. The PCA raised $1600 for this charity this year and joined an estimated 10,000+ people gathering in downtown Portland to support HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support services in Oregon and SW Washington.
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The PCA welcomes its newest members, Jonny McBride of Hotel Modera and Chealsey Fischer of Park Place Condominiums. Congratulations! Read More →Check this out! – Portland is Happening Now!
Portland is Happening Now! Read More →Big thank you to Ringside & Peterson Family Travel Portland – State of the Industry Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 20: 7 – 9 a.m. Eater Awards 2012 – Winners Announced! Ruby Jewel Hosts PCA
The PCA thanks Lisa from Ruby Jewel for having the PCA in for a fun filled evening with cool tasty treats and impeccable hospitality. Read More →