Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Modera in Portland - OR, USA
Barger arrived at Hotel Modera at the optimal time, with the hotel newly enhanced through extensive renovations that left each of 174 guest rooms refreshed with a thoroughly sophisticated and contemporary feel and updated corridors with new artwork.
Barger joined Hotel Modera from The Essex, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property in Essex Junction, Vermont, where he served as General Manager for just over three-and-a-half years. During his tenure at the culinary-focused resort & spa, Barger oversaw a full guest room renovation, built a sales team, and heightened RevPar index by 17.3 points, to name a few successes, earning Best Financial Improvement and Sales Team of the Year awards from Benchmark.
Previous roles for Barger included Director of Rooms at The Modern Honolulu in Honolulu, Hawaii; Resort Manager at Makaha Resort & Spa in Oahu, Hawaii; and various director and manager positions at Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.
Having moved around a lot as a kid, Barger spent most of his formative years in Afton, Wyoming where he graduated High School. Barger received a Bachelors Degree in hospitality management at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and dog Stella, and trying his best not to be the worst golf player on the driving range.