Jessica Ray will lead hotel operations and Curt Asmussen will direct sales for the Inn at 500 Capitol, opening this year in Boise.
Ray has been employed with Obie Development Partners, the developer of the boutique hotel, for more than two years. She served as the front office supervisor at the Inn at the 5th, the Inn at 500 Capitol’s sister hotel in Eugene, Ore. Her new role includes coordinating community events, supporting operational events prior to the hotel’s opening and leading tours of the hotel’s pre-opening model room. A University of Oregon graduate, Ray holds a BS in theatre.
Asmussen brings more than 10 years of sales and management expertise to his position as director of sales. He most recently led hotel management at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Lincolnshire in Illinois. He has experience directing sales at The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, Marriott TownePlace Suites Meridian and Doubletree Riverside Hotel. His new role includes coordinating and scheduling pre-opening model room tours, overseeing the hotel’s sales department, generating new business opportunities, growing existing relationships, determining the hotel’s rate structure and managing contract production. Asmussen holds a BS in advertising from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.