Each July, Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, transforms into the weeklong Oneweek. The event is an opportunity for Microsoft employees to come together to learn about new products and services, and to bring their own ideas to life through presentations and activities. The week culminates with a keynote speech on the company’s bold ambitions and opportunities.
Warm up on a chilly Northwest afternoon with this delicious concoction from Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington.
—2 oz. house-infused chai vodka
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—2 oz. house sour mix of simple syrup and freshly squeezed orange, lemon and lime juices
Columbia Hospitality, a hospitality management company based in Seattle, has launched Work Hard, Play Hard, a wellness program aimed to improve meetings. The program will be offered at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Kitsap Conference Center and Talaris Conference Center.
The program is aimed to improve participants’ health and happiness through customizable options. Offerings range from creative stations to interactive fitness activities. The program is a bit different for each conference center.
The Seattle Hotel Association has selected the Bartell family as the honorees for the 2017 Evening of Hope Gala and Auction, which will take place at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle on Feb. 4, 2017. The Bartell family history has deep ties to the community. Bartell’s is the oldest and largest family-owned drugstore chain in the nation and includes 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, providing jobs for more than 1,800 employees.
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.
MGM National Harbor, the first luxury resort in the Capital Region of Maryland, is officially open for business.
“MGM Resorts is bringing the same high standards for hospitality, service and quality to Maryland that we are recognized for in our hotels in Las Vegas and around the world,” says Lorenzo Creighton, president, MGM National Harbor. “Furthermore, the resort’s proximity to the nation’s capital provides us with a rich, diverse community that has enabled us to build a dynamic workforce that reflects our commitment to inclusion.”
Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.
Vancouver’s rich past and bright future make it an excellent meeting destination for today.
Every four years, the presidential inauguration, in Washington, D.C., attracts record numbers of travelers. 2017 is no exception. As hotels expect an increase in visitors, so too does public transportation. As such, the Silver Line Metrorail has expanded with new rail stops near hotels.
If your company holiday festivities' guest list includes spouses, partners and children, the Northwest has numerous family-friendly venues that will make everyone feel welcome. Here are just a few:
Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle