Meeting & Groups

Meeting Planner Testimonials

"I have been planning Association meetings, conferences and events for nearly 30 years and have been working with Barb Gendron for most of that time. Barb's work is thorough, efficient and very professional. She goes to any length to help in any area I have requested assistance, be it meeting or guest rooms, locations or local activities. I appreciate the close working relationship I have always had with Barb and, above all, value her friendship. Barb's level of expertise in the hospitality industry will make me continue to put her at the top of my list when I think of sales directors I can trust and turn to for fair and accommodating results for our Association."

Susan Davis
Association of Washington School Principals
Executive Assistant/HR Manager/Conferences & Events

"I've had the opportunity to work with Barb just for the last couple of years. In that time, Barb has been a vital part in my success with the planning of our Training programs. 

With Barb's experience and knowledge of the hospitality industry, Barb goes above and beyond to accommodate our needs each and every time. Barb has made my success a priority by partnering with me, resulting in many stress-free events!"

Amber Haslett-Kern
Training Coordinator
Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

"For more than a decade, I've worked with and relied upon Barb for her expertise, guidance and opinion. She has always responded back to inquiries quickly and in a very professional manner. Her honesty is something I rely upon and has never disappointed. She has a vast knowledge of the hotel industry that is not only concrete information for any meeting planner, but dependable. I have the utmost respect for Barb and enjoy every opportunity I have to connect with her." 

Joanie Pop, President & CEO
Event Dynamics, Inc.

"Working with Barb is a pleasure. She makes my job as an event planner easier and that makes me look good. If I have questions about anything at the Red Lion and can't get them elsewhere, I know I can call Barb and she will get the answer for me. Knowing that Barb is always there to help me makes working with Red Lion a real pleasure."

Ray Wood, Secretary
Washington Northern Idaho Moose Association

"As the Executive Director for the Opticians Association of Washington's bi-annual conferences I have had the pleasure of working with Barb Gendron and would highly recommend her services to anyone planning meetings.

The Red Lion has been fantastic to work with. From the sales coordinator to the banquet staff, everyone works hard to exceed your expectations. Regardless of which Red Lion Hotel you select you can count on great service, clean comfortable rooms, great conference food, and you will always be treated like a VIP. I love working with Barb and with Red Lion Hotels."

Donna Hatch LDO, HFOAA
Executive Director
Opticians Association of Washington

"You guys are doing a phenomenal job and you should be very proud of all of your employees, you have wonderful people on staff whom truly care about their guests and business relationships. My only wish is that there was a Red Lion in every city we traveled to!

Thanks again for all of the support from not only you but your entire hotel chain!!"

Rachel Kalac
Assistant to the Athletic Director
Pierce College Athletics
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