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Cedarbrook Lodge Begins $16 Million Expansion Project

Monday, December 16, 2013
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Cedarbrook Lodge, the quintessentially Northwest business and leisure destination located less than five minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, broke ground Thursday, Dec. 12, on an expansion project which will add a spa, whirlpool and third guest room building to the award-winning property. The $16 million project is scheduled for completion in Q3 of 2014.

**Images from Groundbreaking, and Construction Site Tours Available Upon Request**

“Cedarbrook has become a prime destination for business and leisure travelers alike,” said Stuart Rolfe, president of Wright Hotels, Inc., a Seattle-based company that is the Managing Member of Cedarbrook Lodge LLC. “Although the recent Proposition One $15 minimum wage initiative will have a negative impact on profitability, we are still committed to move forward. We envision this expansion to be a critical piece to the long-term continued success of the property. We’ll now be able to service more guests and larger corporate groups with the additional guest rooms and also include a state-of-the-art spa facility, which is something Cedarbrook guests have requested for some time.”

The project, designed by GGLO and built by Lease Crutcher Lewis, will increase Cedarbrook’s capacity by 60 percent, bringing the number of guest rooms and suites to 167. Also included in the expansion design is a new 3,350-square-foot spa, an outdoor heated whirlpool and an additional 49 guest parking spaces.

“We’re really excited to be back at Cedarbrook, working together with our friends at GGLO along with the wonderful team at Cedarbrook Lodge and Project Manager, Seneca Group,” said Lewis Project Manager, Ashley Frederick. “Our team is excited to get started on this beautiful expansion project for the Lodge.”

• Phase One
The Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge will be located on the ground floor of the Big Cedar (main) building adjacent to Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar’s lounge in the space which is currently the Brightwood Board Room. The spa will feature a steam room, six treatment rooms including two double/couples rooms, as well as a Vichy shower treatment room, two aesthetician treatment rooms and four manicure/pedicure stations. The Brightwood Board Room will be relocated to the second floor of the Big Cedar in the space which is currently occupied by Coastal Hotel Group’s corporate offices.

The heated outdoor whirlpool will be located outside of the Fitness Center overlooking the Evergreen Lawns. The 8-by-17-foot whirlpool features custom-designed cedar panel will slide over the top when the pool is closed, creating a terrace patio.

• Phase Two
Construction on Cedarbrook’s new Alder guest room building is scheduled for completion in Q3 of 2014. The new 5-story building features 63 guest rooms, including two Presidential Suites, and a communal Living Room with sitting areas, TV, 24/7 complimentary snacks and more. The new building will connect to the Reflections Gallery of the Big Cedar building.

The new guest rooms will feature similar fixtures and furnishings as the existing Spruce and Dogwood guest room buildings. Additionally, the Presidential Suites will feature floating fireplaces, extensive seating areas and an option for connecting rooms.

“Having performed the original design and architecture of Cedarbrook Lodge, we are very excited to design this expansion,” said James Bradley, principal at GGLO. “The new building is designed to complement the existing structures at Cedarbrook, featuring the same characteristics including natural lighting, exposed cedar beams and eco-friendly materials, all creating a seamless addition to the overall look and feel of the property.”

Cedarbrook Lodge is located on 18 acres of restored wetlands less than five minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Guests at the property have access to a vast assortment of complimentary amenities and services, including Northwest continental breakfast featuring smoked Northwest trout, local charcuterie, fresh fruit and more; Living Rooms in each of the guest room buildings featuring comfortable sitting areas, fireplaces, book libraries and complimentary 24-hour snacks such as Haagen Dazs ice cream, malted milk balls, yogurt, fresh fruit and bottled water; hotel-wide WiFi access; a copy of USA Today; and guest shuttle service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Central Link light rail and Amtrak Tukwila stations, and Westfield Southcenter shopping mall.

Upon completion, Cedarbrook Lodge will offer 167 guest rooms and suites. The property offers valet and self-parking, as well as extensive meeting space including more than 18,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 14 banquet and meeting rooms, and 5,500 square feet of outdoor event space. At Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, Cedarbrook’s award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, guests can enjoy flavors of the Northwest prepared by Executive Chef Mark Bodinet and his culinary team.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, including details about special offers and upcoming events, visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 Top-Flight Airport Hotel by TripAdvisor®, the No. 1 hotel in the world on the 2011 Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List, No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the 2011 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Awards, and a 2013 TripAdvisor® Platinum Green Leader, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free 877-515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at 206-901-9268 or visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.

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