ASTORIA — Linh DePledge is the new general manager of Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel that sits over the Columbia River on historic pier pilings. DePledge will oversee all functions of the hotel.

Vesta Hospitality purchased Cannery Pier Hotel in 2019. According to Mark Hemmer, president of Vesta Hospitality, DePledge is an ideal general manager because of her experience, passion, creativity and community engagement. DePledge replaces Don West, who retired after 15 years in the role.

DePledge started working for the hotel in 2019 as the director of sales and marketing, leading a rebranding effort and a group sales program. Before that, she gained 20-plus years of executive experience in hospitality, internet services, insurance and real estate. She also oversaw four hotels during her tenure as Adrift Hospitality’s director of operations and marketing.

DePledge, of Astoria, is also involved with the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association’s business development committee and the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lower Columbia Tourism Committee.

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