News for the Hospitality Executive
|SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2007 - The first formal gala of the year
brought together 350 guests to raise $640,000 (last year’s event gross
was $670,000) at the Seattle Hotel Association's (SHA) tenth annual "Evening
of Hope" Gala on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Spanish
Ballroom. The evening's beneficiary, Plymouth Housing Group, will use the
funds to complete permanent supportive housing for Seattle's homeless as
part of its "Building Hope" Capital Campaign.
"Evening of Hope" Co-chairs Paul Ishii, general manager, Mayflower Park Hotel and Rene Neidhart, general manager, Crowne Plaza Seattle, along with countless volunteers from the Seattle Hotel Association and Plymouth Housing Group, worked year round to make this fundraiser a success.
Fabulous fashions stole the spotlight a few times during the evening. Escada, Mario's, Sway & Cake, Turgeon Raine and Gene Juarez Salons & Spas all showcased looks on models throughout the evening. The night ended with dancing and live music from Picoso.
The 2007 event was presented by Escada and sponsored by Washington Mutual. Leveraging the collective strength of 53 downtown Seattle hotels, the Association gathers an impressive roster of products, services and live auction items each year. The Association has raised more than $3.7 million in its charitable efforts.
Seattle Hotel Association
|Also See:||Thirty Easy Ways To Support Your Industry / Aug 1998 / Kirby D. Payne, CHA|
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