Industry Update
Appointment28 November 2018

Nic Barger

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Modera in Portland - OR, USA

Nic Barger

Hotel Modera in Downtown Portland, Oregon has announced today the appointment of Nic Barger as General Manager. A talented hospitality professional with more than a decade of leadership experience at hotel and resort properties across the country, Barger is responsible for all day-to-day operations of Hotel Modera including oversight of sales & marketing, rooms, meetings & events, onsite activities, and ensuring a memorable stay for guests.

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.