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The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Gives Thanks this Season

Now that Thanksgiving is just a little more than a week away, our team would like to share what we are thankful for this holiday season in Kirkland. We encourage you to take a minute and think about what you are thankful for and share that with the ones that matter most. It is too easy to get caught up in the rush of the holidays and forget about the real reason for the season. Keep reading to see what we are thankful for this season and feel free to share with us what you are thankful for too.

First off, we are thankful for the community of Kirkland, WA that we have been a part of for over 25 years now. The support from the community in a multitude of ways is so important to us as many of our team members are locals to the area. We host locals from Kirkland every day in our restaurants, spa, and hotel and they are the people that keep coming back. We love it when guests know us by name and we know them. We love hearing no matter how many times they stay with us, the experience always gets better!

Next, we are thankful our beautiful location on Lake Washington. Day after day the views still amaze us and the atmosphere the lake provides is unbeatable. Our teams at bin on the lake and Beach Café love sharing the view with every customer and letting them experience the feeling of a lakeside retreat. They are excited to share Thanksgiving day with many families who will be eating their holiday meal with us. The beauty of Kirkland is something that inspires us to be our best everyday because we are providing something that is truly unique and special.

Lastly, we are thankful for every member of our Woodmark Hotel Kirkland team. No matter what role they play, every member strives to be the best they can and to make the Woodmark experience what it is. Our diverse team brings forward their skill sets for the good of everyone and that is why we love to come to work everyday. Thanks to our team for who you all are!

We would love to hear what you are thankful for. Every guest is considered a part of our family so we always want to be included in that however we can!

Coming to visit Kirkland to give thanks this season? Call Reservations at 888-978-7261 to book your stay today!

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How to Make This Holiday Season Truly Happy in Kirkland

The holidays are about joy, celebration, and spending time with the ones we love but the pressure to make this happen can become overwhelmingly stressful. Traveling and shopping are just a few of the tasks that can seem daunting when it comes to the holidays. Keep reading this blog for ways to plan your holiday season to be truly happy in Kirkland or wherver you choose to celebrate this year.

The biggest stress when it comes to the holidays has got to be traveling. Many of us make a trek all over the world to visit our families for this special season. But because we are all doing the same thing, lines are crazy long, planes are delayed, and the list can go on. Plan ahead for your holiday travel, look at purchasing your tickets early in shoulder season when the prices are more reasonable. Last minute flights are always expensive and always full. Don't plan too far ahead because sometimes you may find deals that come up closer to your travel date. Planning your accomodations can make your travel easier as well. At the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, we have many families stay with us, so after a long day with relatives, they can return for some peace and relaxation.

Shopping can be a hassle when you have to travel for the holidays. You don't want to buy all of your presents and then have to take them all on a plane. There are a couple of things that can help make this easier. Set aside room in your suitcase to pack the items unwrapped and do your wrapping when you arrive at your destination. Also, the place you are visiting most likely has shopping nearby so you can save some of your shopping while you are there. In Kirkland, The Woodmark Hotel is 5 minutes away from the Bellevue Collection in downtown Bellevue. They have over a hundred retail shops and stores where you can shop for everyone on your list. We want to make that experience less stressful so we valet our guests with our SUV transportation to the Bellevue Collection. The Woodmark also offers shopping packages for special VIP discounts to those stores in the Bellevue Collection so you can better deals. Some guests even like to relax after a long day of shopping in Bellevue with a treatment at our Still Spa or dinner at our bin on the lake restaurant. We have many ways to make your shopping experience VIP at the Woodmark.

Lastly, remember that the holidays are about you and the people around you. Focus on the quality time and not all of the outside distractions. Relax and make your holiday season special.

Visiting Kirkland for the holidays? Check out our special holiday packages at or call Reservations at 888-991-0953.

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How Do You Stay Still? Relaxation with Still Spa in Kirkland

Still Spa in Kirkland's main objective has always been to provide all of our guests with an experience that lets them stay completely still in the midst of their life. From a signature massage to a simple manicure, each experience should be an immersion in complete relaxation. We want to take this to another level, keep reading this blog below to find some ways you can create a quick moment of Still for yourself.

Here are couple of things you can do to simply stop, relax, and quickly stay still during your day in between treatments with the Still Spa in Kirkland:

  • Take a deep breath: This might sound too simple but it helps center you to the present moment and worry about the here and now. It's hard to worry about the future or past when focused on the moment.
  • Tense and relax each of your muscles from your head to your toes: This can be done sitting or lying down but will help your entire body relax. Combine this with the breathing exercises for an ultimate relaxing state.
  • Go for a walk: Take your break and walk around outside. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good and help relieve pain. We are lucky enough to have some beautiful scenery around us in Kirkland to help get our minds off of our daily stresses.

There are many other things that can help you stay still each and every day. We are always looking for more ways to do this so we encourage you to share how you stay still each day.

We would love to help jump start your "Still" experience, call our Kirkland spa concierge at 425.803.9000 for appointments or book online at


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