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Press Release – December 3, 2012

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Premier Oregon destination names Ben Kolibaba executive chef of Altitude and mallards café & pub

WELCHES (Mt. Hood), Ore. – (Dec. 3, 2012) - Ben Kolibaba has been promoted to executive chef at The Resort at The Mountain, a premier golf, spa and meetings destination on the western slope of Mt. Hood. As executive chef, Kolibaba’s duties include oversight of all kitchen operations, including staff management and menu creation.

Kolibaba brings more than 10 years of experience from all facets of the restaurant and culinary industry, including various chef positions in high-volume fine dining restaurant establishments. Most recently, Koibaba worked as the executive sous chef of Altitude. His other experience includes positions at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Lake Hotel at Yellowstone National Park; and the MAC Club in Portland, Ore., as well as experience in a butcher shop.

Much of Kolibaba’s culinary influence comes from his hobbies which include fly fishing, hunting, camping, mushroom hunting and gardening. Kolibaba resides in Clackamas, Ore. with his wife Becca and their two young daughters, Addison and Hayden.

The Resort at The Mountain offers two restaurants, the casually upscale Altitude in the main building and the seasonally open mallards café & pub located near The Courses golf club. The Resort at The Mountain is located on the western slope of Mt. Mood, less than one hour from Portland, Ore.

For more information about The Resort at The Mountain, Altitude or mallards café & pub, visit or call (503) 622-3101.

About The Resort at The Mountain
The Resort at The Mountain is located at 68010 E. Fairway Avenue in Welches, Ore., at the western base of Mt. Hood. The premier Oregon destination is a recipient of the 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence; three-time recipient of Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award; 2011 Incentive Platinum Choice Award; 2011 Elite Meetings International Elite Gold Certification; winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 and 2012 Ceremony and Reception category; winner of the 2011 Oregon Bride Editors’ Pick Best Get-In-Shape Plan; winner of the 2012 Oregon Bride Best All-Inclusive Wedding Destination; and winner of the 2012 Wedding Wire Brides’ Choice Award for Portland Ceremony and Reception Venue. The Resort has something for everyone with activities including golf, spa, skiing, fly fishing, croquet and tennis, along with 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space. In 2009, The Resort completed a $14 million renovation and expansion to offer high-end accommodations and public areas that are ideal for both corporate meetings and leisure travelers. The Resort is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based rewards program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 439-6774. Contact The Resort at The Mountain directly at (503) 622-3101 or visit

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit


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