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U.S. News & World Report Names the Woodmark Hotel Among Best in America

This latest 2014 Best Hotels Award gives the Woodmark top place finishes among three of the world’s most prominent travel and news resources

KIRKLAND, Wash. (January 28th, 2014) – After landing on both the Condé Nast and Travel + Leisure Magazine’s global ‘best of’ lists in the last 2 months, the Woodmark Hotel has now been honored as one of the best hotels in America by the U.S. News & World Report.

This latest accolade, announced today as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Hotels Awards, names the Woodmark Hotel as one of Washington State’s top properties.  

This honor is especially meaningful since these rankings are based on opinions from both hotel guests and travel experts,” said Howard Jacobs, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel.  “I couldn’t be more proud of our dedicated team for their unwavering commitment to world class service, and our ownership who continue to invest in our property with the newest guest rooms among East Seattle Hotels.”

The Woodmark Hotel has earned the admiration of guests and industry experts alike by focusing on unique touches that make the property an exciting getaway and a comfortable home away from home. “Guest favorites include the new world class Napa Black Label sleep experience, complimentary late night snacks, called ‘Raid the Pantry’ alongside the in-room martini bar,” adds Jacobs.

Bringing together a host of fitness activities and water front amenities, The Woodmark hotel welcomes each guest with an uncommon blend of inspired personalized service and a serene lakeside setting just minutes from Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue.

In November, the Woodmark Hotel was voted one of the best properties in the World in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row, with almost 80,000 votes cast. Just a few weeks later, the property landed on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Top 500 World’s Best list, which is based on a comprehensive reader survey that rates each property on their facilities, location, service and culinary fare. The Woodmark was one of only three hotels in Washington to make this coveted list.

The property features 100 expertly crafted guestrooms and suites, rejuvenating spa treatments and delectable culinary offerings at two on-property waterfront dining venues – bin on the lake and Beach Café.  For those with a more active agenda, the Woodmark offers a variety of activities from paddle boarding and kayaking to on-site customized fitness programs with their Director of Adrenaline.

The hotel kicked off the New Year with an exquisite guest room renovation that is now complete.  Its contemporary design, featuring marble floors, luxurious furnishings and stunning light fixtures, complement a color palette that perfectly sets off water views across Lake Washington.  

The Woodmark is the only hotel in East Seattle to offer the brand new Napa Black Label mattresses.  Moreover, it offers a unique “Pillow Talk Menu” where guests can chose to sleep on Buckwheat, Lavender, Memory Foam or allergy-free pillows based on their personal sleep styles and preferences.  Adding on brand new lux bedding, linens and fresh modern artwork and imagery, the Woodmark now offers guests a chance to be the first to experience VIP service at its best, alongside the kind of restful sleep that people only dream of.  For more information about the Woodmark and to make reservations, call 425-822-3700 or visit, follow us on Twitter: @WoodmarkHotel or Like us on Facebook: WoodmarkHotel.

About The Woodmark Hotel & Spa
The Woodmark Hotel & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond property, offers the only lakeside accommodations on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Voted one of the world’s top properties in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, this urban getaway blends personal comfort with lifestyle amenities, to deliver the ideal experience only minutes from downtown Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle. Guests are treated to local Mediterranean inspired culinary experiences at bin on the lake and casual comfort cuisine at Beach Café; full-service treatments at Northwest Face Spa; distinctive event spaces and a one-of-a-kind intimate 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.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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