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Woodmark Celebrates Woody's Retirementphoto

The Woodmark Hotel is excited to announce that Woody, our resident Labradoodle and Director of Guest Satisfaction will be retiring at the end of October. It will be a bittersweet goodbye, but we feel he has so much more to experience outside of the hotel. Woody has graced us with countless hours of faithful service and tail wags, so we couldn’t be happier to celebrate his recent years with us. He has devoted a solid fourteen doggie years of service and love. In honor of his retirement, we would like to share some great memories of Woody.


Memories of Woody

Woody loves his mini rawhide bones! Most pups would chew them up right away, but Woody likes to play hide and seek with them by going into a corner, digging a metaphorical hole in the carpet, and burying it from the world. He’ll then prance around and gloat his ability to successfully hide his precious doggy trophy from his conspiring friends. Being that he’s so adorable when he “misplaces” his titillating treats, it’s never long before we “find” it tucked behind a doorway or under a desk. We’ll even occasionally find one we didn’t know he had, as he disappears in the back seat of the car and reappears with a rawhide in his mouth, grinning from ear to floppy ear. In conclusion, while we have always enjoyed pulling Woody, on a reclamation mission, from between the couch cushions when he’s stuck, our ultimate goal will always be to finally convince him to eat one of his bones instead of hoarding them.

Submitted by Ben Garves

Woody would never pass up an opportunity to swim in Lake Washington! Every so often, we would love to take Woody on lakeside strolls to enjoy the fresh air. Once in a while we would let him jump into the water with pure joy and satisfaction. He would race around the back office and lobby with his skinny legs all sopping wet, bursting with excitement. One day an associate decided to take Woody for a quick walk down the waterfront. Not planning on taking a dip, the associate looked away for one minute, and the next was pulled into the cold waters of Lake Washington.  Oh, Woody.

Submitted by Kristi Holliday


Woody’s Future

As part of Woody’s retirement, he would like to announce his plans to tie the knot this coming January! After being part of countless bridal photo shoots and bride bonding, Woody wants to experience his own signature Woodmark Winter Wedding for himself and his fiancé, a beautiful Goldendoodle.  Meanwhile, Woody is being adopted by a loving family from Renton, Washington. Stay tuned for more details on Woody's upcoming nuptials.

The Present

Woody’s retirement will be celebrated at CityDog Magazine’s Halloween-themed Muttmixer on Tuesday, October 30th on the Woodmark Hotel’s Olympic Terrace.  Bring your four-legged friends from 6-8pm to enjoy tricks and treats for all canine attendees, a costume contest, and food and drink specials available for purchase. The mixer is free to attend. To RSVP, email the number of people and dogs attending to For more information about the Muttmixer, click here.

As you can imagine, we are all going to miss Woody very much. We are excited for his future! If you have any memories of Woody, we would love for you to share with us!

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Taste the Flavors of Fall this Octoberphoto

Eat your way through October for a delicious exploration of Seattle’s best restaurants!  Lucky for you, Seattle Restaurant Week extends across Lake Washington to the shores of Kirkland.  We invite you to reserve a table at bin on the lake for Chef Dylan Giordan’s homage to autumn.

Featured specifically for Seattle Restaurant Week, bin on the lake’s menu showcases a delicious array of thoughtfully-prepared flavors to celebrate the season’s finest ingredients.  With so many enchanting ways to customize your dining experience, you’ll be back more than once to enjoy each of chef’s culinary sensations.  After all, who can pass up a melt-in-your-mouth braised beef brisket or bacon doughnut holes with maple anglaise?  The restaurant also displays 80 fantastic wines available by the glass to sip, sample, and savor with each course.  Reserve your table today to enjoy amazing food, wine, and views at our lakeside landing!


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Fall Happenings in Kirkland, Washingtonphoto

Fall has officially approached and the Woodmark Hotel has embraced the season! For those enjoying the Seattle area this October, stop by the hotel for some exciting events. Whether your interests are dining, recreation or relaxation, we have some unique experiences that may be worth exploring.

Northwest Face Spa

This October, think pink at Northwest Face Spa in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support with a Pink Pedicure complete with pink paraffin that will leave your skin luxuriously smooth.  Pink pedicures will be featured all month long for only $55! As you indulge, toast to relaxation with a refreshing pink strawberry lemonade available every Monday-Thursday from 5pm-8pm with any of your spa services.


Kirkland Crawl in the Fall

Join the Woodmark in supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the 5th Annual Kirkland Crawl in the Fall on Saturday, October 6th, 2012. Sip your way through the best of Kirkland’s hot spots, including our very own Beach Café!  To participate, purchase your ticket for only $45 and enjoy a 9oz drink ticket for participating establishments. Incorporate the Woodmark experience and book your stay with us on Saturday night! Beach Café is perfect for a Sunday brunch after a night out in Kirkland. Take advantage of our special Fall Escape 15% off discounted rate by clicking here.


Seattle Restaurant Week

October brings the largest celebration of dining out in Seattle! The Seattle Times and The Seattle Restaurant Cooperative have teamed up to celebrate Seattle’s culinary scene.   bin on the lake is among more than 150 restaurants that are participating and we’re excited for what Chef Dylan Giordan will dish up! From October 14-25th, enjoy a 3 course meal for only $28 during the week.  Featuring exceptional wine and savory fare, delight in the friendly, social atmosphere that bin on the lake offers.

Please call bin on the lake at 425.803.5595 to make reservations for Seattle Restaurant Week. Offer is not valid Fridays or Saturdays.



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