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The Woodmark Hotel Receives AAA Four Diamond Status for 23rd Consecutive Year

Resort Honored by Nation’s Premier Hotel Rating Program for its Outstanding Quality

Kirkland, Wash. – (July 9, 2013) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located 15-minutes east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington at Carillon Point, is delighted to announce that is has been awarded Four Diamond status from AAA for the 23rd consecutive year.  The Woodmark once again takes its place amongst an exclusive group of properties that are ranked at the Four Diamond level based on exceptional quality and service.  The AAA Four Diamond award is appointed to those hotels that exhibit a high degree of hospitality and guest satisfaction, paired with an extensive array of amenities.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized with the Four Diamond award,” said Howard Jacobs, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel. “With our exceptional amenities and dedication to providing superior customer service, we are able to offer an outstanding experience for all of our guests.”

The AAA Diamond Rating Process is North America’s premier hotel rating program.  Approximately 31,000 hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean are AAA Approved and Diamond rated by full-time professional evaluators who perform on-site visits at every property. According to the AAA rating criteria, Four Diamond properties must be upscale in all of the six key areas: cleanliness and condition; management and style of operation; condition of exterior, grounds and public areas; guest room décor, ambiance and amenities; bathrooms; and guests services and hospitality.

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, AAA Four Diamond destination, is the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging. With this exclusive location, the Woodmark delivers unobstructed views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountain range, in addition to luxury accommodations. The property features 79 expertly crafted guestrooms and 21 luxurious suites and rejuvenating medi-spa treatments at Northwest Face Spa. Quintessential Pacific Northwest cuisine is presented at Woodmark Hotel’s two restaurants, bin on the lake and Beach Café.  The Woodmark also provides 9,000 square feet of flexible private dining space for weddings, social events or corporate meetings. The Woodmark Hotel complements its extensive features with a full collection of waterfront activities, including paddle boards, kayak rentals, Wave Runners and a private boat for guests. For more information about the Woodmark please call 425-822-3700 or visit

About The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa:
The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond property, 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 the full-service Northwest Face Spa; two exceptional restaurants, bin on the lake and Beach Café; 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 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, 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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Media Contacts:          
Sarah Ducharme Fulghum / Jessica Dawson
Richmond Public Relations / 206-682-6979 /

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