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Microsoft’s Iconic Oneweek Caters to Participants’ Tastes

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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.

Columbia Hospitality Launches Wellness Program

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.

Event Spotlight: Evening of Hope to Honor Bartell Family

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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.

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.

MGM National Harbor Opens its Doors

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.”

Choose A Suburban Venue For Conventions In Washington DC

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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.

Metrorail Silver Line Expanded Lodging Options In Time For Presidential Inauguration

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.

Corporate Holiday Parties Can Now Include the Whole Family

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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:

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