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Woodmark Hotel Ranked One of the World's Best Hotels and Receives Two Local Awards

Seattle-area hotel recognized by Expedia®, Seattle Bride and 425 Magazine for exceptional property and service

KIRKLAND, Wash. (July 12, 2012) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point just 15 minutes east of Seattle and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, has been ranked one of the world’s best hotels on the 2012 Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ list, named Best Place for a Waterfront Wedding by Seattle Bride and received 425 Magazine’s Best Hotel and Best Lunch awards.

“At the Woodmark Hotel we offer both a relaxing retreat and easy access to the best metropolitan attractions in the Northwest,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.  “We are proud of the excellent service offered at our hotel and restaurants and will continue to provide our guests with exemplary service and attention to detail.”

The 2012 Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. Based on more than 500,000 guest reviews submitted annually by travelers, the Woodmark was one of only 650 selected winners worldwide.

The 425 Magazine “Best of 425” awards are carefully selected by readers who vote for their favorite people, places, services and resources available on Seattle’s eastside. The Woodmark received the Best Hotel award for its property as a whole and the Best Lunch award for its restaurant Beach Café.

The Seattle Bride Best of Bride 2012 awards highlight the most sought-after Seattle wedding venues and vendors as selected by readers. Woodmark wedding packages includes consultations with a Woodmark Weddings Director, luxury amenities including a cruise on the Woodmark II, complimentary stay in a lakefront guestroom for the bride and groom, spa and fitness packages and more. 

The only hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington, the Woodmark provides unsurpassed views of the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains as well as luxury accommodations.  The property features 79 expertly crafted guestrooms and 21 luxurious suites, rejuvenating medi-spa treatments at Northwest Face Spa and delectable Northwest fare at two on-property lakeside dining venues – bin on the lake and Beach Café, which won Best Lunch for its inviting atmosphere and relaxed, casual dining.  The Woodmark also offers wedding, meeting and banquet space in addition to a variety of activities including paddle board, kayak and moped rentals and a private boat for guests.

For more information about the Woodmark and to make reservations, call 425-822-3700 or visit www.thewoodmark.com.

About The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa:

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is the only hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Personal and comfortable, the Woodmark features 100 rooms, including 21 suites, most with views of the lake, and all with luxury amenities. The Woodmark is the ideal in-town retreat only minutes from downtown Bellevue and other Eastside destinations. It offers a full-service spa, two exceptional restaurants, distinctive event spaces and an intimate, residential, waterside ambiance.  Most importantly, Woodmark people are warm and genuine, anticipating guests’ every need. Popular for corporate events, weddings and important family occasions, the Woodmark is ultimately a place where everyone feels at home, and home is a relaxing and rejuvenating place set apart by the water. www.thewoodmark.com

About Destination, Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 8,970 guest rooms, 15 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Media Contacts:
Lori Meyers / Sarah Ducharme                    
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979                                                                                 lorim@richmondpr.com / sarahd@richmondpr.com

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