|SEATTLE—With nearly 15 years of hospitality and travel experience,
Paul Joseph Ishii has joined the Mayflower Park Hotel as General Manager.
Ishii, a graduate of Washington State University in business administration,
most recently heralds from Jakarta, Indonesia where he oversaw hotel development
as General Manager for the Citadel Hotel Group. Prior senior executive
positions at Park Lane Hotels International include Director of Operations
and Executive Assistant Manager of Parc Fifty Five Hotel in San Francisco,
California, and General Manager of the Fountain Suites Hotel in Phoenix,
Arizona. In addition, Ishii held four assignments with ITT Sheraton
Corporation at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers; Walt Disney World
Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; the Seattle Sheraton Hotel
& Towers; and, the Sheraton at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
His travel experience also includes Holland American Line-Westours in Seattle,
“We are very pleased to have someone of this caliber joining our hotel,”
said Marie Dempcy, Vice President and co-owner of the hotel.
Built in 1927 as the Bergonian, the Mayflower Park is the oldest restored
continuous operation in downtown Seattle. High ceilings, stained glass
windows and a magnificent five-tier crystal chandelier contribute to the
feeling of old-world charm. Small touches such as the two hundred year-old
grandfather clock and English Regency breakfront in the lobby enhance the
ambiance of a small European hotel. The Mayflower Park's facade is renowned
for its unique terra cotta detailing, recognized as some of the finest
in Seattle. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, the hotel opens
to the Westlake Center and its eighty specialty
shops and restaurants. It is a member of Historic
Hotels of America® which includes such other notables as The
Greenbrier in West Virginia; The Brown Palace in Denver; and The Plaza
in New York. Readers of Seattle Magazine recently voted the hotel “Best
Getaway Hotel in Seattle.” The Mayflower Park Hotel is operated by
local owners Birney and Marie Dempcy.