Matthew Melville’s hands-on experience with hospitality assets ranges from operational roles at luxury spas and resorts to appraisals of hundreds of full-service hotels and conference centers across the nation. Matt’s market exposure spans nearly every state in the Union, as well as resort markets in the Caribbean. As a Vice President with HVS Portland, he employs his experience in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and the Pacific Coast to conduct thorough field research, site inspections, and market analysis. Whether you’re aiming to build, buy, or refinance a hotel anywhere in the Northwest, trust Matt and the experts at HVS Portland to deliver the conclusions you need to move forward.
Before joining HVS, Matt helped develop a system to evaluate the training program at the Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa in Tecate, Mexico. He formerly served as Coordinator of the Tamaya Mist Spa at the Hyatt Regency resort in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Matt also has a history of teaching and cross-collaboration in various areas of hospitality. Along with a resident artist at the Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa, Matt researched and presented weekly history lectures. He was a founding member and vice president of the Cornell University Spa Association, helping to organize publicity events, tours, and presentations by professionals active in this niche of the industry. Matt earned a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Matt can’t quell a love for international travel, which has taken him to Iceland, Japan, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. He has soaked in Grindavík’s Blue Lagoon, fallen in with a street festival in Bahia, fashioned perfumes in Grasse, slept on a tatami mat at a Japanese ryokan, and skied the slopes of Davos. His aspirations point him next toward Singapore and Greece, as well as a return trip to Switzerland.