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Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa Appoints Claire Hansen as Manager of bin on the lake

Claire Hansen manager of bin on the lake

Kirkland, Wash. – (October 15, 2012) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point 15 minutes east of Seattle and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, is excited to announce the appointment of Claire Hansen as manager of bin on the lake. In her new position, Hansen is responsible for managing the floor, handling employee relations and hiring and managing bin on the lake’s wine list and inventory.

“Claire’s previous experience in the restaurant industry makes her a perfect addition to our team," said John Murphy, general manager at the Woodmark.  “Claire is a first level sommelier and with her extensive knowledge of wines, she will create a distinctive wine list for bin on the lake and provide our guests with expertly paired wine selections.”

Hansen has more than seventeen years of experience in the restaurant industry and most recently served as general manager of Flying Fish in Seattle. In addition, Hansen has worked in various restaurant positions in the Puget Sound area and she is a first level sommelier certification from the Master Sommelier’s Guild. She received her Associate of Arts degree from North Seattle Community College and her Associate of Science degree from Shoreline Community College. Hansen, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, currently resides in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood.

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa provides incredible views of Seattle 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.  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


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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