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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Primary Election 2017: Seattle Races

The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and Sara Nelson for city council position 8 in the Primary Election. On Aug. 1, Durkan earned enough votes to head onto the November General Election. Some races are very close and Nelson may not advance in the primary. […]

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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 […]

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability to manage and provide opportunities to its workforce, while violating the rights of our customers. The Seattle Hotel Association, Washington Hospitality Association and American Hotel […]

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I-124 Decision Coming June 9

The court will deliver its ruling on whether hotel worker Initiative 124 is legal at 3 p.m. on June 9 (to be accompanied by a written decision as well). The Seattle Hotel Association Government Affairs Team will attend and provide an update. Questions? Email jillianh@wahospitality.org.