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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 […]

Press Release: Seattle Hotel Association’s Evening of Hope Gala raises over $940,000 benefiting Mary’s Place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Allan Aquila Phone (206) 948-1997 allanaquila@gmail.com   SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S EVENING OF HOPE GALA RAISES OVER $940,000 BENEFITING MARY’S PLACE   Seattle, Washington (Feb. 6, 2018) — The Seattle Hotel Association’s 21st “Evening of Hope” gala held on Feb. 3 was a show-stopping affair with feverish bidding and an amazing raise the […]

Seattle hotel industry supports new short-term rental legislation

SEATTLE (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) supports the short-term rental legislation passed today by the Seattle City Council, completing the package of ordinances that will govern rentals on platforms like Airbnb. SHA has supported short-term rental regulations since the inception of this form of overnight accommodations. The new legislation establishes safety, […]

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Golf tournament raises $2,000 for local students

The Seattle Hotel Association, in partnership with Visit Seattle, held its annual golf tournament on June 6 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Winners included the students of Chief Sealth International High School. The event raised $2,063 to benefit the school’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, which inspires and trains future hospitality professionals. You can […]