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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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World Trade Center Seattle Announces 2017 Events Series

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World Trade Center Seattle (WTCSE) recently announced its 2017 professional panel series, featuring some of the area’s top CEOs. The events will be hosted at WTCSE, which is part of the world’s largest international educational and business services network. It provides access, collaboration and networking opportunities to business leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the region. Tickets range from $25 to $50 for WTCSE members and from $35 to $60 for nonmembers. The 2017 event lineup includes the following: Mastering the Art of Business Entertaining April 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. Learn tips from expert panelists on how to bring order, ease
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New Event Center Comes to Federal Way

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A spacious lobby with commanding views of Mount Rainier and an outdoor public plaza are highlights of the newest event facility in the Seattle region. Located in the heart of Federal Way, Washington, the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is scheduled to open in August, 2017. The 41,000 square-foot facility features a 716-seat auditorium with a full performance stage and 6,000 square feet of additional event spaces. Seating for 500 guests in the orchestra section and 200 in the balcony makes the auditorium ideally suited for a presentation or seminar. Two equal-sized event rooms are located adjacent to
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Coast Hotel Bellevue Becomes Hotel 116

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Located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, the Coast Hotel Bellevue has updated its appearance and, with that, changed its name. New exterior paint, new landscaping throughout the facility and renovations to the guest rooms have created a chic, modern look. The central location, just off of I-405 and only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle makes Hotel 116 an attractive option for meeting and event planners in Western Washington. The hotel is only a few blocks from the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue’s large event venue, and all the shopping, dining and entertainment options in the center of the city. People attending
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EMP Museum becomes MOPOP

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Seattle’s world famous EMP Museum has now become the Museum of Pop Culture (MOPOP). Long a destination for music lovers and pop culture enthusiasts, the museum has always been about more than just music. The exhibits have encompassed all aspects of pop culture from comics to science fiction and pop art. The new name reflects the wide-ranging content exhibited at the museum. For meeting and event planners, the museum offers one-of-a-kind space to suit any group‘s needs. The 5,384 square-foot Sky Church is an impressive venue for a reception, banquet or concert. With an awe-inspiring 33 foot by 60 foot
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