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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Golf Tournament Graphic 2017

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 […]

Tom and Sue Ellison

Seattle Hotel Association announces 2018 Evening of Hope Gala honorees: Tom and Sue Ellison

SEATTLE (Sept. 21, 2017) — The Seattle Hotel Association is thrilled to announce the selection of Tom and Sue Ellison as its 2018 honorees for the upcoming Evening of Hope Gala to be held Feb. 3, 2018, in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s historic Spanish Ballroom. This will be the Seattle Hotel Association’s third year raising […]

Seattle Hospitality for Progress

Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay SEATTLE (JUNE 19, 2017) – The Seattle restaurant and hotel community has endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor, Sara Nelson for city council position 8 and Scott Lindsay for city […]