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Woodmark Hotel Appoints Howard Jacobs as General Managerphoto

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located 15 minutes east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington at Carillon Point, is excited to announce the appointment of Howard Jacobs as general manager. In his new position, Jacobs will oversee all operations at the Woodmark Hotel and assist Destination Hotels & Resorts on other assignments as needed.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the Seattle-area managing the acclaimed Woodmark Hotel,” added Jacobs. “There will be a great deal of excitement at the property this year, from our annual Clambake on the Lake event this summer to our guestroom renovations scheduled to be completed this fall, and we look forward to continuing the exceptional intimate service that the Woodmark is known for.”

Woodmark General Manager
Photo: Howard Jacobs, General Manager of the Woodmark Hotel

Jacobs brings more than 25 years of experience in the hotel management industry to his role as general manager at the Woodmark. Most recently, Jacobs served a dual position with the Goodman Group in Albuquerque, N.M. as multi-unit development manager and general manager for the AAA Four Diamond – LEED Gold historic hotel, Hotel Andaluz. While there, Jacobs’ focus on exemplary service and attention to detail produced significant improvements in profitability and recognition for the property.

In addition, Jacobs spent more than 10 years in Portland, Ore., including serving as president of the Provenance Hotels and as a principal for Continuum Consulting Group, a hospitality development and consulting firm focused on urban boutique hotels. Prior to Provence Hotels, Jacobs served as the worldwide conference center manager for R.R. Donnelley across the United States, Europe and Asia and as general manager for the Alexis Hotel in Seattle and the Flamingo Hilton in Laughlin, Nev. Jacobs earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed the hotel professional development program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

Please join us in welcoming Howard Jacobs to the Woodmark Hotel and community of Kirkland.

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Eastside Gay-Friendly Hotel Celebrates GLBT Seattle Pridephoto

The Woodmark Hotel’s waterfront restaurant bin on the lake is proud to announce a gay-friendly community event near Seattle in support of Seattle Pride weekend.  Saturday, June 29th from 4pm-6pm marks the launch of bin on the lake’s first Rosé Pink Party! To support the Greater Seattle GLBT community, bin on the lake is excited to expand pride celebrations to Seattle’s eastside communities.

The Rosé Pink Party suggests pink attire! Located on bin on the lake’s outdoor patio overlooking Lake Washington and Carillon Point Marina, we want those in Seattle’s skyscrapers to see our Pink Pride from across Lake Washington! Gather your friends and enjoy three pink drinks with $40 admission. The Seattle pride party will have a variety of rosés to choose from, in addition to pink cocktails. Also enjoy a 3 oz. glass of sparkling Rosé to toast upon entry and delight in scrumptious appetizers by Chef de Cuisine Dylan Giordan. 

Gay-friendly Eastside Events

As a gay-friendly Seattle hotel, the Woodmark is located just minutes away on the shores of Kirkland, Washington. With luxury accommodations, exquisite dining options and extraordinary event space, the Woodmark is the perfect location for a stunning lakefront wedding near Seattle. As Washington’s premier gay wedding venue, the Woodmark and bin on the lake support same-sex marriages at its waterfront location near Seattle.  Join us at our Pink Party to not only celebrate Seattle Pride, but also discover and explore what makes the Woodmark an ideal location for same-sex weddings near Seattle.

There are a limited number of tickets available, so purchase your tickets today!

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Mixology Series at Kirkland Waterfront Restaurants: Junephoto

We are very fortunate to be enjoying such beautiful weather this June! To further enjoy the sunshine, join us for happy hour on Kirkland’s waterfront! The Woodmark Mixology Series is excited to feature inspired cocktails created by both of our lakefront restaurants in Kirkland, bin on the lake and the Beach Café.

The Woodmark Hotel encourages mixing up the following cocktail recipes at home or visit us during our daily happy hour to enjoy our lakefront patio dining featuring sunset views overlooking the Seattle skyline.

Summer Cocktails
Blue Caribbean --
Beach Café

  • 1 ½ oz. White Rum
  • 1 squeeze of lemon wedge
  • ½ oz. Blue Curacao
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • Serve over ice in a pint glass
  • Top with 7-up

Summer Cocktails
Mexican Cocktail
-- bin on the lake

  • 1 ½ oz. Reposado/Anejo tequila
  • 1oz. Pedro Ximanez sherry
  • ½ oz. Pure agave syrup
  • Shake and strain into martini glass and splash with soda
  • Garnish with lime squeeze
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Father’s Day Activities near Seattlephoto

Spend quality time with dad this Father’s Day at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington. Since fathers tend to be hard to shop for, we suggest giving the precious gift of time! The Woodmark Hotel delivers lakeside experiences that will create lasting memories for you and the special man in your life.  Check out our list of father’s day ideas to show how much you really appreciate him.

Lake Washington Boat Rentals
Photo: Lake Washington Watercraft Rentals

father's day spa treatments
Photo: Spa Treatments for Men

  • Weekend Getaway for Father’s Day with hotel packages near Seattle
    Take a break for the weekend and enjoy an overnight stay at the Woodmark Hotel. With luxury accommodations and amenities, dad will love to spend some extra time relaxing on the lake.

With several ways to celebrate dad, give the gift of a great experience and a memorable weekend.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Pet-Friendly Hotel Near Seattle Hosts Take Your Dog To Work Dayphoto

Carillon Point is excited to present the First Annual Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, June 21st, 2013. Hosted by the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, the event is designed to celebrate canine companions and encourage adoptions in our community.

As a pet friendly hotel near Seattle, the Woodmark is home to its own four-legged mascot, Woody Meg. As official ‘Director of Barketing’, Woody Meg is responsible for overseeing the Barketing Department to create an even more dog-friendly atmosphere at our luxury hotel in Kirkland. As a large part of Take Your Dog to Work Day, Woody Meg is proud to lead an afternoon walk throughout Carillon Point.

Pet-Friendly Seattle Hotel
Photo: Woody Meg, Woodmark Hotel Mascot

This event will mark the first of its kind at Carillon Point in Kirkland, Washington. With on-site live adoptions, a leash-free lunch (complete with hot dogs!), and afternoon walk with Woody Meg, prepare for a day full of exciting activities!

Take Your Dog To Work Day
Photo: Pet-Friendly Event in Kirkland, Washington

Please register for the Leash-Free Lunch.

In addition to Take Your Dog to Work Day, the official launch of Woodmark’s Yappier Hour is Wednesday, June 26th, from 5pm-7pm. Mark your calendars for this canine play-date the last Wednesday of each month through September. Show off your canine companion, enjoy some cocktails and socialize with other dog lovers during this extra entertaining outdoor Happy Hour in Kirkland!

Sign up to learn about pet-friendly activities and events as well as hotel special offers.

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