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Seattle Hotel Association Issues Statement After Seattle City Council Vote on Hotel Worker Legislation

                          Contact:  Jacque Coe, APR 425-351-0082 jacquec@wahospitality.org   Seattle Hotel Association Issues Statement  of Disappointment and Frustration After  City Council Passage of Hotel Worker Legislation   ‘For the past twelve weeks, Seattle’s hotel industry has been offering solutions, data, tours of hotel operations as well as input and feedback to councilmembers to address the […]

Seattle Hotel Association Statement on Supreme Court I-124 Decision

Seattle Hotel Association Statement on April 30, 2019 state Supreme Court Decision on I-124: For media inquires, contact Jacque Coe, APR JacqueC@wahospitality.org 425-351-0082 The Seattle Hotel Association is committed to a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and guests. Initiative 124 had several challenges, and we’re committed to identifying solutions to ensure a […]

Seattle Hotel Association Evening of Hope Gala raises over $579,000 benefiting StolenYouth

MEDIA CONTACT: Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, 206-948-1997, allanaquila@gmail.com SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 5, 2019) — More than 300 community leaders came together for The Seattle Hotel Association’s 22nd Annual Evening of Hope gala, raising over $579,000 for StolenYouth, a local nonprofit committed to ending child sex trafficking in Washington state. The Seattle Hotel Association […]

Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Seattle Hotel Association’s favor

The Washing State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling is on the case that AHLA, Washington Hospitality Association and the Seattle Hotel Association originally filed in 2016, shortly after I-124 became law. The city has […]

Businesses are open during Seattle Squeeze. Are you ready?

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout the area. Our businesses remain open, and we’ll keep you updated on the information you will need in the coming months. We’re also looking for […]

Families, Education Preschool and Promise levy passed by Seattle voters

The Seattle Hotel Association endorsed the Families, Education, Preschool and Promises Levy (Prop. 1), which appeared on the Nov. 6 ballot in Seattle. Thanks to Seattle voters, this levy will bridge the opportunity gap for Seattle students, from preschool through college. We believe that investing in the young people in our community today prepares the […]

Seattle City Council repeals controversial tax on jobs

(Seattle, June 14, 2018) In a surprising move, the Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday, June 12, to repeal the tax on jobs it unanimously passed less than a month ago. The controversial tax would have required high-grossing Seattle businesses to pay $275 per FTE starting in 2019, and the revenue raised would have added $45 […]

$50 million tax on jobs is approved by Seattle City Council

(Seattle, May 14, 2018) This afternoon, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously in favor of taxing jobs at businesses with more than $20 million in annual taxable gross receipts in Seattle. This new revenue will be added to existing city spending on affordable housing and homelessness. The legislation, passed in a 9-to-0 vote, differs in […]