January 20, 1998 in City

Cavanaugh’s Acquires Templin’s Resort Bob Templin, 74, Gives Personal, Business Reasons For Decision

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Templin’s Resort will join the Spokane-based Cavanaugh’s Hospitality Corp., resort owners Bob and Mary Templin announced Monday.

Starting Feb. 1, their riverside hotel will be named Cavanaugh’s Templin’s Resort.

Bob Templin, 74, gave personal and business reasons for the change. It’s a way to prepare the resort for the day he won’t be around, he said.

“You know, I’m getting up in years, No. 1,” he said. “No. 2, it gives us a good opportunity for Templin’s Resort to join a real strong hotel company that’s in a real growing mode.

“Cavanaugh’s is real strong in the Pacific Northwest, with their big hotel in Seattle. That’s really the hub of marketing for North Idaho, as far as I’m concerned.”

Cavanaugh’s Hospitality Corp. president Donald Barbieri described the acquisition as “the best possible way to start the new year.” He noted Templin’s 56 years in the hospitality business.

“CHC is lucky to have Bob Templin and his fine team joining our growing company,” he said.

Templin doesn’t see much changing at the 167-room resort beyond its name and a stronger marketing and sales program. All employees have been invited to stay, he said.

Templin himself will join the Cavanaugh’s board of directors, and represent the corporation on the Best Western board of governors and the Idaho Travel Council.

“I will get to be active in the hotel company that will be taking over this property, and I feel good about that.”

Templin said that Cavanaugh’s already has strong Idaho ties. He noted that the corporation, formerly Goodale & Barbieri Cos., was founded by Idaho-born Lou Barbieri.

The Templin’s announcement follows the company’s recent acquisition of the Cavanaugh’s Gateway Hotel, formerly the Yakima Holiday Inn; Cavanaugh’s Ridpath Hotel in Spokane; and Cavanaugh’s on the Falls, formerly the Holiday Inn Westbank in Idaho Falls.

It also owns hotels in Seattle, Kennewick, and Kalispell, Mont.

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