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Ms. Vallier

Kathryn Vallier

General Manager, 907 Main

Kathryn Vallier is the General Manager at 907 Main. With an extensive background in the service and hospitality industry, Ms. Vallier aims to develop her team to provide passionate guest service in addition to overseeing all aspects of the hotel's operational and financial success, as well as establishing the hotel as a contributing member to the diverse spirit of the Central Square community.

Ms. Vallier found her passion for working in the hospitality industry at a young age as an 'At Your Service' agent and quickly volunteered to assist housekeeping. From Hawaii to Rhode Island, she moved between a few properties before settling in Boston where she headed up the Front Office at the 599-room Hilton Boston Logan Airport.

Her talents quickly elevated her to the role of Director of Rooms and Guest Services, where she oversaw multiple departments for three years before coming to 907 Main. Ms. Vallier now brings a personable and innovative approach to her role as General Manager of 907 Main. She has shown her dedication to the project through the growth and development of additional health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. Ms. Vallier looks forward to welcoming guests to a safe and comfortable environment in the fall of 2020.

In her spare time, Ms. Vallier enjoys surfing, gardening, and home renovation projects. Since she was young, she was encouraged to travel abroad which has helped to shape her approach towards the hospitality industry. She enjoys collecting antique bottles and postcards from her various travels. Ms. Vallier considers positivity to be purposeful and contagious, and she believes that there is always a solution.

Please visit http://www.907main.com/ for more information.

Ms. Vallier can be contacted at +1 617-354-9907 or kvallier@907main.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.