News for the Hospitality Executive
KIRKLAND, WA--(Jul 26, 2012) - The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland's premier, full-service luxury hotel, today announced that The Heathman Hotel and Trellis restaurant will reopen on August 3rd, 2012, after an unexpected closure in May. This reopening will showcase the renovation that the guest rooms and Trellis restaurant underwent during the temporary closure.
On May 25, The Heathman Hotel experienced a catastrophic water main break causing major damage to the existing property that forced the hotel to close for over two months. During those two months, a major renovation and redesign enabled the hotel to expand the fitness center, add new meeting space for luncheons and corporate functions and an intimate dining room with an adjoining larger event space. The meeting space and new fitness center will be available for use by hotel guests and local patrons at the end of August. Additionally, a library for receptions and guest use to 'get away' has been added. With the new features, The Heathman Hotel decided to not reopen the in-house Penterra Spa.
In an effort to support local business, The Heathman Hotel reengaged the original designers, contractors and architects to complete these hotel and restaurant renovations. The hotel also kept the majority of employees on payroll during this closure.
"Despite the difficulties encountered due to our unexpected closure in May," said Belinda Jensen, director of sales and marketing at The Heathman Hotel, "we are thrilled to be able to continue to fulfill our commitment to our staff, guests, and community members. The renovations will offer an even more sophisticated space coupled with the top-notch services that our guests and patrons have come to expect from The Heathman Hotel."
For additional information and updates, please visit www.heathmankirkland.com .
About The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland
The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland located on Seattle's eastside provides guests with the ultimate in gracious service in an ambience of understated elegance and comfort. The property has garnered the AAA of Washington Four Diamond Award®, an indicator of excellence which promises travelers an unparalleled lodging experience and is also a member of the Preferred Hotel Boutique Group. The Heathman Hotel features 91 classic guest rooms and suites, and Trellis, a 90-seat wine country inspired restaurant and bar helmed by Chef Brian Scheehser. Trellis' rustic, robust menu evolves with the seasons, often featuring items from Scheehser's own ten-acre farm. For reservations and information, visit http://heathmankirkland.com/ or call (425) 284-5800 / (866) 997-5475.