Northwest Meetings + Events

Olympia Hotel Management Selected To Operate The Glen House

The family-owned Mt. Washington Summit Road Company has announced that the Portland-based Olympia Hotel Management will operate The Glen House.

The new three-story, 68-room hotel will be located in Pinkham Notch by the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road; it’s slated to open in May 2018.

Columbia Hospitality to Now Manage Heathman Hotel

Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality has acquired the management of The Heathman Hotel. Located in Kirkland, Wash., the independent hotel and Trellis Restaurant join Columbia Hospitality’s growing portfolio of award-winning properties.

Seattle Southside Tourism Authority Receives Prestigious Award

SportsEvents Media Group—a publication that helps sports event planners manager U.S. competitions—has named Seattle Southside Tourism Authority as a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winner.

“SportsEvents readers came out in force to nominate and then to vote for their favorite sports events destinations and the host organizations that represent them,” says John Rezell, executive director, SportsEvents. “Our team is proud to honor the nominees that received the most votes with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award.”

More winners will be revealed in SportsEvents January 2017 issue.

Re-create Summer Camp at Lakedale Resort


Ah, summer camp. Just the mention of the seasonal rite of passage is sure to conjure up happy memories of days spent on a lake fishing or boating, hours spent crafting masterpieces from Popsicle sticks and paper plates, and moonlit nights around the campfire sharing ghost stories. Lakedale Resort in Friday Harbor, Washington, offers the perfect spot to re-create those experiences by planning a summercamp- inspired business retreat with more grown-up accommodations.

Tips From a Pro on Heading to the Gaming Floor


Booking conferences at resort casinos has become increasingly popular with meeting planners. The added level of entertainment found after conference sessions can up the ante for guests looking to make the most of their meeting destination. If you’re not a regular gamer, here are some tips that won’t make you feel like a rookie:


Get to Know: San Juan Islands, Washington


Barbara Marrett’s path to the San Juan Islands in Washington was a tad circuitous. Originally from Katonah, New York, she no doubt developed an interest in adventure and other cultures from her father, who worked for the United Nations. When she met her future husband, he asked her if she’d like to sail with him to Easter Island.

The Vintages Trailer Resort Opens New, Intimate Meeting Venue


Ever dream about hitching up the Airstream and hitting the road? Well then, have we got a meeting destination for you. Located in the heart of Oregon wine country, The Vintages Trailer Resort is an unusual and quirky retreat venue that offers RV camping with a twist. Set on 14 acres, the park features 31 trailers, each equipped with full kitchenettes, propane grills, gourmet pour-over coffee from Caravan Coffee, luxurious robes, comfy mattresses, private baths (two with a soaker tub) and hotel-quality linens.

Suggestions for Setting Up an Effective Intern Program


In the 2015 movie, The Intern, Robert De Niro plays a retired executive who takes advantage of a senior (as in senior citizen) intern program and ends up assisting—in life and work—a frenzied, e-commerce company CEO played by Anne Hathaway. Although the two get off to a rocky start—with De Niro’s character being asked to play driver and fetch coffee rather than given more substantial responsibilities—ultimately, in true Hollywood fashion, lessons are learned and lives are changed. The end.


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