Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington state has appointed Samuel B. Askew as general manager of its Four-Diamond luxury hotel. Askew brings more than 11 years of hospitality experience and advanced training from numerous properties to his position.
“Sam’s extensive experience and knowledge in managing luxury properties combined with his award-winning leadership make him a valuable asset to Tulalip Resort Casino,” says Ken Kettler, president and COO of Tulalip Resort Casino.
“His passion for hospitality will be instrumental in continuing our extraordinary guest services at the resort.”
Prior to joining Tulalip Resort Casino, the largest tribal property in the state, Askew worked for Port Madison Enterprises as hotel director at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. He has also been director of operations at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, and held top positions at other notable Pacific Northwest destinations, including Little Creek Casino Resort and Riverhouse Resort.
In 2010, he was named Washington State General Manager of the Year by the Washington Lodging Association and Innkeeper of the Year by the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Askew studied at Northern Arizona University’s Hospitality School, where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
With a devotion to tribal tourism development, Askew has served as co-chair of Northwest Tribal Tourism, a premier organization that encourages traveling in Washington Indian Country.