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The Perks of Columbia Hospitality

By Amanda Christensen

Workplace-culture website Comparably recognized Seattle’s Columbia Hospitality for its perks and benefits. The employees of the hospitality management company provided the votes for the “Best Perks and Benefits” honor, bestowed last October. It was the only hospitality management company represented out of 100 winners. 

Columbia Hospitality manages and oversees myriad properties, from hotels to conference centers to golf courses—many located in its home state of Washington, but also some in Oregon, California, and Wisconsin. 

Hugo Moreno, the company’s vice president of people and culture, explains that they use Comparably to obtain and understand data about team member engagement, compensation, benefits, and other metrics to mark where Columbia Hospitality compares to other companies in and outside of the hospitality industry. 

“We want to be the type of company that [takes] care of our team members so they can take care of our guests,” he says. Comparably recognizes the benefits for team members like paid time off, health and dental insurance, holiday pay, and competitive compensation, alongside other elements like hotel and rental car discounts. Moreno also notes the company invested in mental health support, partnering with Talkspace, an online therapy company, to offer team members enrolled in the benefits program’s mental health care.