Dow Hotel Co. names new president and COO

SEATTLE The Dow Hotel Co. LLC has appointed C.A. Anderson, a former executive with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as its new president and chief operating officer.

Anderson will be responsible for the overall guidance and growth of Dow and will be involved in all aspects of hotel acquisitions and development of relationships with financial and institutional fund partners. He will work closely with company founder and CEO Murray Dow on operations and design.

“Dow is an entrepreneurial company with a great reputation for integrity and an excellent record of financial results,” Anderson says. “I look forward to building on that legacy and to helping the company extend its leadership position with an energized acquisition effort.”

A 25-year hospitality veteran, Anderson previously was executive vice president of acquisitions and development for Interstate. Prior to that, he was managing director of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors Hotel Group and vice president of development for Red Lion Hotels Inc. He has also held senior positions with Japan Airline Group and Trusthouse Forte Inc.

“With the addition of C.A., we are fully positioned to take advantage of this stage of the economic cycle,” Murray Dow says. “With our strong management team and institutional investors, DHC is ready to move to the next level and take full advantage of an industry recovery as it begins to gain traction.”

Anderson holds a bachelor of arts degree in pre-law and completed master studies in finance from San Diego State University. He is a certified hotel administrator and a past board member of Hospitality Asset Managers Association, and is a member of the National Association of Lodging Executives.