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Woodmark Ranked One of the Top 10 Resorts in the Pacific Northwest by Conde Nast Traveler

Seattle-area hotel ranked number four in annual Reader’s Choice Awards

KIRKLAND, Wash. (October 22, 2012) – The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point just 15 minutes east of Seattle and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked one of the Top 10 Resorts in the Pacific Northwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s Best in the World list. The Woodmark ranked number four in the annual Reader’s Choice Awards list of the best resorts in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

The 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards were determined by 46,476 readers who participated in the annual survey, rating properties in the categories of rooms, service, food, location, design and activities.  This year, The Woodmark received a total of 86.9 out of possible 100 points.

“It is an honor to be recognized by our guests and receive this exceptional ranking in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.  “The entire Woodmark staff works hard to provide inspired personalized service and we hope that with this recognition, more people decide to make the Woodmark their home on the lake.”

The only hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington, close to everything but far from the everyday, the Woodmark provides unsurpassed views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains as well as luxury accommodations.  Welcoming each guest with an uncommon blend of inspired personalized service, luxury lifestyle amenities and a serene lakeside setting, 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 and moped rentals and a private boat for guests.

For more information about the Woodmark and to make reservations, 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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Media Contacts:
Sarah Ducharme / Lori Meyers 
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979 /

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