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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 […]

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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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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Seattle Times Editorial Board Urges NO on I-124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, local communications manager | 360-956-7279 ext. 124 jillianh@wahospitality.org In Case You Missed It: Seattle Times Editorial Board Urges NO on I-124 The Seattle Times Editorial Board is urging voters to oppose I-124, a flawed initiative drafted in isolation and riddled with legal liabilities. “Seattle ballot Initiative 124 is […]