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Block 41 Event Space

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FORMER ICE WAREHOUSE IS TRANSFORMED INTO A UNIQUE LARGE-SCALE EVENT SPACE Block 41 is downtown Seattle’s newest private event venue. Located in the heart of Belltown, the renovated 1927 former ice warehouse offers three discrete indoor spaces on two levels, plus a landscaped outdoor courtyard. The facility offers 13,000 square feet of functional space on two levels. “Block 41 is unlike anything else in downtown Seattle. I knew we had a special opportunity the moment I walked in the door,” said Dan Temkin, owner and developer of Block 41. “We have big open spaces, exposed brick and massive Douglas fir
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Columbia Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Seattle-Based Coastal Hotels

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Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company Columbia Hospitality has announced the purchase of six management agreements and other assets from Coastal Hotels, a privately held hospitality management company also based in Seattle. The acquisition is effective May 1, 2017 and will increase Columbia Hospitality’s diverse portfolio to 37 properties. With this acquisition, Columbia Hospitality will become one of the largest hospitality management companies based in the Northwest. “We are ecstatic about this new partnership and look forward to adding six remarkable hotels and two golf courses to our expanding portfolio,” said Columbia Hospitality founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. Among the
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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport Opening Soon

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NEW WATERFRONT HOTEL BRINGS MEETING SPACE TO RENTON, WASHINGTON A fall opening is scheduled for the newest major hotel on the shores of Lake Washington. Located in Renton, Washington, the hotel will be a full-service conference facility combining the natural beauty of the Northwest with modern amenities. With four water-facing terraces providing fresh-air views of Lake Washington and the Seattle skyline, the new facility will offer a stunning location for a meeting or event. The hotel will feature more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space that includes 23,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. The first-floor Grand Ballroom
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Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham

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HOLIDAY INN’S FLAGSHIP H4 SOLUTION HOTEL OPENS IN BELLINGHAM The Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham provides event planners and business travelers effortless traveling options as it is close to the interstate and steps away from Bellingham International Airport. The new 153-room hotel is the first to launch the H4 Solution concept of Happiness, Hospitality, Home and Holiday Inn. The hotel’s inviting design uses natural color schemes, and water and earth elements to bring the outdoors in. Natural elements can also be found in northwater, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, which features decorative wavy glass and a custom bar that looks
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Hotel Monaco Unveils the Quiet Room

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SPACE FOR RELAXATION IN A PORTLAND, OREGON, HOTEL Guests attending a meeting at Portland’s Monaco Hotel may want to take advantage of the hotel’s newest addition. It is called the Quiet Room. The Quiet Room is a place where guests can simply hit pause for a minute to re-center, whether they need a break from an all-day meeting or are an overnight guest who just needs a moment of Zen. Located on the fifth floor, the private space can be requested to pray, meditate, brainstorm, roll out a yoga mat or for whatever temporary use it’s needed. There’s no charge
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Fairmont Empress, Victoria

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ICONIC HOTEL IN VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, UNVEILS NEW RESTORATION Overlooking Victoria’s charming inner harbor, the magnificent Edwardian-era Fairmont Empress Hotel has recently been renovated. The elegant architecture and classic details of the hotel have been renewed and are complimented by new modern touches. Renovated guest rooms and a new restaurant and bar will greet visitors to the historic venue. The guestroom remodel is designed to honor the hotel’s heritage while, at the same time, adding a modern, upscale feel. Classic architectural details have been refreshed and are complemented by the colors of the natural beauty of the region’s rainforests and
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Bend’s Tetherow Launches Meditative Meetings Option

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One of Central Oregon’s leading resorts recently announced a partnership with nationally-recognized energy healer Bill Turner to offer breakout sessions designed to calm and rejuvenate participants. The wellness activities are ideal for organizations hosting meetings and events in Tetherow’s new event pavilion. The sessions can be booked for any number of participants and are a perfect way to break up a long day of meetings. “We have worked with Bill on a number of projects at Tetherow, including breakout sessions for our own employees during company meetings,” says Tetherow managing partner Chris van der Velde. “The employees come out of
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New Frontier Retreat Coming to Eastern Oregon

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For the meeting and event planner seeking an undiscovered Western retreat, the Silvies Valley Ranch, a historic cattle ranch and resort, fits the bill. Scheduled to open in July, 2017, the frontier boutique resort will merge luxury and relaxation with an authentic Western ranch experience. Founded in 1883, Silvies Valley Ranch is a modern-day working ranch located along U.S. 395 near Burns, Oregon. The size and unique Western experience provided by Silvies becomes ideal for small gatherings of friends, families, companies and associations. A free-standing conference center, suitable for groups as large as 40, provides a unique space for a
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