Woodmark Hotel: The “Paw”fect Hire

by Shona Milne on January 24, 2013

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa Welcomes

Black Labrador Retriever Woody Mae


The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, is excited to welcome Woody Mae, a black Labrador retriever, to the property. The four year old rescue dog has just been brought on to be the Woodmark’s director of barketing and she is responsible for developing and implementing the barketing plan and overseeing the barketing department to create an even more dog-friendly atmosphere at the property.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Woody Mae to the Woodmark family,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.  “As a rescue dog, Woody Mae understands the importance of a welcome face to make someone feel at home. She is the best dog to greet our guests and their canine companions.”

As director of barketing, Woody Mae will take over duties from the recently retired guest experience manager Woody, and host Woodmark’s infamous Yappier Hour, which offers hotel guests and the community the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and their owners, while enjoying happy hour food and drink specials. Yappier Hour takes place every Wednesday from June through September from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Beach Café lawn.

Woody Mae was rescued by KnK Rescue Foundation in Puyallup, Wash., and excels in her ability to greet guests of all ages with a wagging tail and wet kisses.  She has extensive experience in winning the adoration of hotel guests, being a loyal companion and making every guest feel right at home. A graduate of Puppy Charm School with a bachelor’s degree in tail-wagging and barking makes Woody Mae the right canine for the job.

Woody Mae is a one-of-a-kind canine who longs to serve and please others.  Her favorite activities include hunting for the next best treat and taking a dip in Lake Washington in the Woodmark’s backyard. Guests will find Woody Mae curled up in the lobby daydreaming about napping in the hotel’s expertly crafted and lavish guestrooms and suites, dining at Beach Café feasting on the Blackened Salmon Tacos, enjoying bin on the lake’s magnificent water views and pampering herself with a rejuvenating spa treatment at Northwest Face Spa.  For more information about the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, visit www.thewoodmark.com or call (425) 822-3700.

About The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa:

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is the only hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Personal and comfortable, the Woodmark features 100 rooms, including 21 suites, most with views of the lake, and all with luxury amenities. The Woodmark is the ideal in-town retreat only minutes from downtown Bellevue and other Eastside destinations. It offers a full-service spa, two exceptional restaurants, distinctive event spaces and an intimate, residential, waterside ambiance.  Most importantly, Woodmark people are warm and genuine, anticipating guests’ every need. Popular for corporate events, weddings and important family occasions, the Woodmark is ultimately a place where everyone feels at home, and home is a relaxing and rejuvenating place set apart by the water. www.thewoodmark.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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