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King County Council Approves $8 million for Tourism Recovery Campaign

In a unanimous vote, the King County Council has approved $8 million in CARES funding to support a county-wide tourism recovery campaign.  The goal is to drive more business, foot traffic and overnight visitors to the region.  The fall campaign will launch in the early October in partnership with the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority. […]

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Keeping Hotel Employees and Guests Safe

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has released an updated version of the AHLA Safe Stay Guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel employees and guests. The health and safety of all employees and guests remains the top priority for […]

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 […]

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 Hotel Association Endorses the Families, Education, Preschool and Promises Levy

The Seattle Hotel Association endorses the Families, Education, Preschool and Promises Levy (Prop. 1), which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot for Seattle voters. This levy seeks to bridge the opportunity gap for Seattle students, from preschool through college. The new levy will: Replace the expiring Preschool Levy, which subsidizes high-quality preschool Replace 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 […]