Kirsten Smiley, a Senior Project Manager with the HVS consulting and valuation office in Portland, Oregon, brings focus, experience, and analytical expertise to the valuation of your hotel or portfolio. Kirsten earned a degree in Hospitality Administration with perfect marks. Working at full-service hotels in the U.S. and abroad, she has analyzed and refined complex operations to maximize profits and guest satisfaction. As one of the hotel valuation experts at HVS St. Louis, she’ll conduct your hotel feasibility study or appraisal with attention to every detail, providing you with the most authoritative conclusions about your hotel or investment.
Kirsten’s past experience in hospitality includes marketing, management, and guest service roles at the Mayflower Renaissance hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.; the Atherton Hotel, a historic Georgian boutique in Stillwater, Oklahoma; and the Dong Fang Hotel in Guangzhou, China. Kirsten graduated with a BS in Hotel Management from the Business School of Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou and a BS in Hospitality Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, Kirsten enjoys travel to destinations across the U.S. and China. Her recreational interests range from rock climbing to unique local cuisines. Fascinated by the culture of Japan, she is learning the Japanese language in her free time.