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Boykin Lodging Rebrands the 208 room Doubletree Hotel
Yakima Valley to Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
YAKIMA, Wash. (April 2, 2004) - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) and Boykin Lodging, the owner of the Doubletree Hotel Yakima Valley, announce that the 208-room hotel, located at 1507 N. First Street here, is now operating as the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center.  The hotel joined Choice Hotels’ upscale Clarion brand on February 15.
“Guests of the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center are invited to enjoy the same comfortable accommodations, friendly personal service and warm ambiance that have been hallmarks of the hotel for many years,” said Wanda Riel, general manager of the hotel.  “We invite guests to come and see what’s new and to more importantly see what is the same, the people.”

The hotel continues to offer various dining options including the Vineyards Steak House, a fine-dining experience featuring 

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
1507 N 1st St
Yakima, Washington
wine from local area vineyards, hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood; Misty’s Lounge which offers a relaxing after-work experience and the Coffee Garden which offers breakfast or lunch.

The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center features two outdoor swimming pools, an exercise room, hot tub, high-speed internet and a business center. The hotel boasts 7,450 square feet of meeting/banquet space that can accommodate up to 700 people. 

The hotel features rooms and suites with king, queen and double beds.  Each room features 27-inch cable TV, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, large work area, data port and high-speed internet access.  Some rooms also feature a balcony.  Four suites are available.

The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center is less than a mile from downtown Yakima and the Yakima Convention Center.  The hotel is near soccer, golf and shopping.  The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center is less than two miles from the Sundome, Yakima Speedway and Yakima County Stadium, 15 miles from Yakima Valley Wineries and 20 miles from Yakima Legends Casino.  Mount Rainer is 100 miles from the hotel.

Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 42 countries and territories under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. 

Sari Bender
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Tel: (509) 248-7850
Also See: Boykin Lodging Completes Acquisition of Ten DoubleTree Hotels / May 1998
City of Portland Acquires the Doubletree Portland Downtown Hotel through Power of Eminent Domain; Property to Become Dormitory at Portland State University / March 2004

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