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Winners Announced for Second Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contestphoto

The Second Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest at the Woodmark Hotel has concluded and we are thrilled to announce this year’s winners! It was a close competition as all participants submitted outrageous and creative gingerbread house displays.

Your votes and ballots have been counted and the Woodmark Chefs have weighed in their votes. Drum roll please…

Best in Show: Southern Wine & Spirits

Gingerbread Display in Kirkland

Most Creative: Greenpoint Technologies

Kirkland Gingerbread Display

Most Delicious: Tie between BGI and Starbucks

Gingerbread Display in Kirkland
Photo: Submission by Starbucks

Gingerbread Display in Kirkland
Photo: Submission by BGI

We would like to extend a huge thank all of the participants, voters and chefs for contributing to our Second Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. Each year just gets better and better...

Happy Holidays from the Woodmark Hotel!

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Kirkland Waterfront Property Listed in T+L Magazine's Top Hotels in the Worldphoto

Honored with the recent vote of one of the Top 10 Hotels in the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast 2013 Readers' Choice Awards, the Woodmark is proud to announce an additional traveler’s choice award this season. As the only hotel on Lake Washington, our Kirkland boutique hotel has been included in Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 Properties in the World! Ranked as one of three properties in the state of Washington, the Woodmark joins other high-ranking properties within the Destination Hotels & Resorts across the nation.

Travel+Leisure 500 – The World’s Best Hotels 2014

Woodmark Hotel Kirkland

The Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best’ list is based on a comprehensive reader survey that rates each property on their facilities, location, service and culinary fare. The Woodmark’s dedicated associates bring their passion and commitment to ensure a positive and memorable waterfront experience.

Thank you to each of our guests for recognizing the Woodmark among their top choice hotels when traveling to the Seattle area. 

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Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Display at Kirkland Hotelphoto

To spread holiday cheer, the Woodmark Hotel is excited to host the Second Annual Carillon Point Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.  Several businesses and tenants that call Carillon Point home are going toe to toe to see who can conquer the titles of Best in Show, Most Creative, and Most Delicious-Looking Gingerbread House! Nearly 12 decadently decorated houses are on display in the Woodmark’s Lobby from December 17th- 23rd, 2013.  We are counting on your vote to help us select the winners!

Enjoy a sneak preview of the edible creations, but visit us to see all (yes, there's more!) submissions and choose your favorite in each category! 

 Gingerbread House Display, Kirkland
Photo: Gingerbread House Display in Kirkland

Gingerbread House Display near Seattle
Photo: 12th Man - Seahawks Pride at Kirkland Gingerbread House Display

Kirkland Holiday Events
Photo: Submission by Service Now at Carillon Point Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread House Display in Bellevue
Photo: Gingerbread House Submission at 2nd Annual Competition

Carillon Gingerbread House Display at Kirkland Hotel
Photo: Carillon Properties Submission - More Seahawks Pride!

ingerbread House Display Near Bellevue
Photo: Woodmark 2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition and Display

With the help your votes, we are thrilled to select a winner on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2013!

Voting is open to all so we strongly encourage visiting the lobby (which happens to smell like a giant holiday cookie) to see just how detailed and creative this year’s submission truly are. We are allowing one vote per day, per person, so visit us every day to make it count! Voting closes at 2pm on Monday, December 23rd.

May the best gingerbread house win!

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New Year Celebrations near Seattle, Washingtonphoto

The bells are ringing at Carillon Point! Make your New Year’s Eve plans in Kirkland, Washington just minutes from bustling downtown Seattle. With a serene lakeside setting and culinary offerings at both bin on the lake and Beach Café, celebrate the New Year with gorgeous water views and fresh cuisine.

For a memorable experience, reserve an overnight stay in one of our luxury suites that overlook the Seattle skyline in the distance, backdropped by snow-capped and majestic Olympic Mountains. We welcome guests of the Woodmark Hotel to escape the winter chill by sipping a holiday cocktail and cozying up by one of our fireplaces.

Say ‘Bon Voyage’ to 2013 and ring in the New Year with our NYE hotel package!

Seattle New Year’s Package includes:
• Luxury accommodations
• $75 Credit toward bin on the lake's New Year's Eve Pre-Fixe Dinner*
• Bottle of Champagne Amenity
• Complimentary Valet Parking

Package valid through January 1st, 2014. * bin on the lake pre-fixe dinner occurs on December 31st and requires advance reservations. Credit applies toward dinner - guests are responsible for additional charges. May not be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Not applicable to groups. Other restrictions may apply.

New Years Eve events in Kirkland, Washington
Photo: Lobby at Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington 

The countdown to 2014 is fast approaching! With more than one way to celebrate, learn about dining options for New Year’s Eve in Kirkland, Washington.

bin on the lake
Highlighting pacific northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, bin on the lake is celebrating New Year’s Eve with an inspired special menu crafted by Chef Dylan Giordan. Available from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, indulge with water views and sumptuous treats for $65 per person.  View NYE Menu and reserve your table online today. For additional questions, please call 425-803-5595.

Beach Café
As tradition, the Beach Café will debut New York City's Times Square Ball Drop at 9:00 PM. Diners can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as we toast to the New Year! On New Year’s Day, skip the cooking and come on down to Carillon Point's waterfront. With specials focused on crave-able comfort foods, ease your recovery from the late evening prior. Perhaps a Mimosa or Bloody Mary will do the trick! To join us, make your reservation online.

Celebrate new beginnings and the New Year at our cozy and serene boutique hotel in Kirkland, Washington.  The Woodmark Hotel provides the perfect New Year’s Eve and lakeside setting that features destination dining and an unforgettable luxury experience. Perfectly situated along the picturesque shores of Lake Washington, we hope to welcome 2014 with you and your loved ones! 

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