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The Woodmark Hotel Celebrates Woody's Retirement and Years of Service

The Kirkland hotel celebrates its resident Labradoodle’s retirement at a Halloween party hosted by CityDog Magazine

KIRKLAND, Wash. (October 15, 2012) – After countless hours of faithful service and tail wags, Woody, the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa’s resident Labradoodle and director of guest satisfaction, is retiring. To celebrate Woody’s retirement, the Woodmark Hotel, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, has partnered with CityDog Magazine to host the inaugural Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer on Tuesday, October 30.

The Halloween-themed Muttmixer, the first to take place on Seattle’s Eastside, will be held at the Woodmark’s Olympic Terrace from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature tricks for treats for all four-legged attendees, a costume contest and food and drink specials available for purchase. The contest categories include Best Pack (group), Best Dog and Owner Pair, Funniest Costume, Most Original Costume and Scariest Costume.

“We’re excited that we get to celebrate Woody’s retirement with such a fun event,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.  “He’s been such an important part of the Woodmark, not only to our guests but also to our staff – his collar will definitely be hard to fill.”

Following his retirement, Woody, recently named number one on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hotel’s Cutest Hosts list, is being adopted by a loving family from Renton, Wash. The Woodmark is holding interviews for its Director of Barketing position and hopes to welcome a new wet nose and wagging tail in the lobby by the end of the year.

The Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer is free to attend. To RSVP, email with the number of people and canines attending. For more information about the Muttmixer, visit For more information about the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, visit or call (425) 822-3700.


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.

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

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Lori Meyers / Sarah Ducharme
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979 /

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