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The Woodmark Hotel Welcomes Return of the Historic Tall Ships

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Visit the Woodmark on Labor Day Weekend

Kirkland, Wash. – (July 8, 2013) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located 15 minutes east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington at Carillon Point, is thrilled to welcome back the Historic Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, to sail the waters of Lake Washington. From Tuesday, August 27 through Monday, September 2 both ships will be docked at Carillon Point’s marina for public viewing, cruises around the lake and mock battles.

“We’re excited to welcome the Tall Ships back to Carillon Point,” said Howard Jacobs, general manager for the Woodmark. “Setting sail along the shores of Lake Washington is a wonderful family friendly experience. Last year, the ships were a huge hit among hotel guests and the community, and we’re looking forward to sharing this unique experience with Kirkland again.”

The Tall Ships will be available for complimentary public viewings and educational tours at the Carillon Point marina from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1. On Sunday, September 1, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will set sail for “mock battles” and Lake Washington tours. Sailings are approximately two hours long with both ships departing from the Carillon Point guest dock at the Woodmark. The afternoon sailings are family friendly and evening sailings are cocktail cruises for adults age 21 and over. Boxed snacks will be included for all sailings and beer and wine will be available for purchase during the cocktail cruises.

The cruise costs are $60 for adults age 21 and over, $50 for students with ID and seniors and $40 for children age 20 and under (plus tax and processing fee). To purchase tickets, please visit http://pirateshipcruises.eventbrite.com/. Private charter sailings are also available. For more information, contact sales at meet@thewoodmark.com or (425) 827-1986.

In addition, guests who schedule a “mock battle” cruise can receive 10 percent off their overnight stay at the Woodmark Hotel by entering promotional code PIRATE.

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond destination, provides incredible views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, as well as luxury accommodations, and is the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging.  The property features 79 expertly crafted guestrooms and 21 luxurious suites, rejuvenating medi-spa treatments at Northwest Face Spa and delectable Northwest fare at bin on the lake and Beach Café.  The Woodmark also offers wedding, meeting and banquet space in addition to a variety of activities including paddle board, kayak rentals and a private boat for guests. For more information about the Woodmark please call (425) 822-3700 or visit www.thewoodmark.com. For more information on the Historic Tall ships, visit www.historicalseaport.org.



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. http://www.thewoodmark.com/

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 http://www.destinationhotels.com/.

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Sarah Ducharme Fulghum / Jessica Dawson
Richmond Public Relations / 206-682-6979
sarahf@richmondpr.com / jessicad@richmondpr.com

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