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Hotel Contact:
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, Washington 98230-9326
United States
Main: 855-460-4929
Email: Email Hotel Linda Botts
Associate Director of Sales: Linda Botts
Website: www.semiahmoo.com
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Chain Coastal Hotel Group
Opened 1986
Renovated 2014
Guest Rooms 194
Kings/Suites/Doubles 114 / 28 / 80
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Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax N/A
Sales Tax 8.50%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 7,200ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 25,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 10,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Bellinham International
32 min 24 miles (35 km)

Business:

FedEx Office
Wireless Internet
Flexible meeting space
Full service in-house catering
Complete Meeting Packages
Audio visual equipment
Dedicated conference planner

Recreation:

Health club
Full service spa and salon
Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club
Loomis Trail Golf Club
Swimming pool
Indoor / outdoor tennis
Beach bonfires
Walking & running paths
Indoor running track

Nearby:

Birch Bay
Mount Baker
Blaine
Bellingham
White Rock BC
Vancouver BC
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Great Blue Heron
80
Golf Club
Packers Oyster Bar
60
Pub
Pierside Kitchen
110
Fresh Seasonally Inspired Cuisine
Seaview Lounge
30
Lounge

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet N/A Cont. N/A
Lunch Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Dinner Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Coffee Break N/A
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
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Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
1 section of San Juan Ballroom 67 6.1 x 11 3 720 20x36 10 30 60 40 75 25 20 0 0
1 section Semiahmoo Ballroom 202 N/A 4 2,170 N/A 14 110 200 120 200 50 50 0 0
2 sections of San Juan Ballroom 134 12.2 x 11 3 1,440 40x36 10 60 120 80 150 50 40 0 0
2 sections Semiahmoo Ballroom 403 N/A 4 4,340 N/A 14 220 400 240 400 100 100 0 0
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SOAK UP THE SUN THIS SUMMER AT SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA’S OUTDOOR CULINARY EVENTS
Posted February 25, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. – (February 25, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is offering a variety of exciting outdoor activities throughout the summer of 2015.

“The Friday night barbeques have been a staple at Semiahmoo Resort for many years. We found the community and our guests loved an excuse to gather together and have some nostalgic fun,” said Mark Andrew general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “We have added some exciting new events to our summer line up and cannot wait to get them underway.”

The summer activities at Semiahmoo Resort will include:

• Yappy Hour: The dog-friendly happy hour will be held every Thursday on the deck of Packers Oyster Bar between March 26 and September 24, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. On-leash dogs can enjoy homemade gourmet dog treats and fresh water as their human companion sips on one of the $8 dog-themed cocktails including the Salty Dog with vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and salt or the Colorado Bulldog with vodka, Kahlua, cream, and a dash of Coke.
• Friday Backyard BBQ: Celebrate summer with the ever-popular farm to table Backyard Barbeque and Beach Party every Friday between May 22 and September 11, 2015, on the lawn outside of Packers Oyster Bar from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy delicious food prepared by Culinary Director Eric Truglas and Executive Chef de Cuisine Martin Woods, all served family style by David Archer, banquet manager, and his team, and entertainment including live music. The event is $39 per person and $12 for children age six to twelve; children five and younger eat free.
• Saturday Clam Bake: “Keep clam and shuck on” through the summer at the resort’s weekly Saturday night Clam Bake happening between May 23 and September 12, 2015, on the outside deck of Packers Oyster Bar from 6 to 10 p.m. The Clam Bake will feature delicious fresh clams and more prepared by Culinary Director Eric Truglas and Executive Chef de Cuisine Martin Woods, entertainment from the Master of Ceremonies David Archer, and live music. The event is $44 per person and $22 for children age six to twelve; children five and under are free.

All outdoor summer activities will occur on a weather permitted basis. Located on the Semiahmoo Spit, the recently restored 212-room Semiahmoo Resort features a pool, full-service spa, fitness center, multiple and diverse restaurants, and two challenging and highly acknowledged public golf courses. The extensive array of recreational activities, tranquil spa, and delightful dining options available at the resort make it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway that will leave guests wanting to return again and again.


About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, Semiahmoo has recently completed a multi-million dollar restoration inspired by its seaside location. Within Semiahmoo are two dining options: Pierside Kitchen with fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine emphasizing local and regional purveyors; and Packers Oyster Bar where guests can enjoy familiar fair with impressive water views. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses (Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke) were ranked among the top courses in Washington in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.com.

About Coastal Hotels
Coastal Hotels is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotels has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. The Coastal portfolio currently consists of four independent boutique lodging properties – Cedarbrook Lodge, a luxury airport hotel in Seattle; Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside destination in Blaine, Wash.; The Resort at The Mountain, a mountain area resort in Welches, Ore.; and Lodge on The Desert, a historic southwest lodge in Tucson, Ariz. Coastal Hotels 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 Hotels, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.

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SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA HIRES MEGAN VANZANTEN AS CATERING AND CONVENTION SERVICES MANAGER
Posted February 19, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. – (February 19, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., has hired Megan VanZanten as the new catering and convention services manager. In her position, VanZanten will be in charge of soliciting new and existing catering accounts, maintaining strong relationships with existing customers, and facilitating the planning and preparation for meetings and events.

"Megan brings a wealth of knowledge in catering and event management to Semiahmoo Resort and we are thrilled that she is joining our team,” said Mark Andrew, general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “She has worked in catering services for some of the biggest universities on the west coast. With her experience planning and managing university events of all sizes, I am confident Megan will produce high quality results for our meeting and event customers.”

VanZanten worked her way from catering to service manager for SODEXO, the multinational corporation of food services and facilities management, at the University of Idaho where she helped increase student satisfaction and customer retention. Most recently, VanZanten worked for two years as the catering event manager for Aztec Shops, the not-for-profit corporation operating dining services and other commercial services at San Diego State University. While there, she managed all events to guarantee food and guest service standards were met and developed and maintained relationships with clients to ensure repeat business.

“I look forward to working at Semiahmoo Resort and providing the absolute best service to its customers,” said VanZanten. “Semiahmoo Resort is such a beautiful location for any event; my team and I are ready to plan and execute high quality events to fulfill our client’s needs and provide them with lifelong memories.”

VanZanten received a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. While in school, VanZanten studied abroad at the Apicius Culinary School in Florence, Italy learning about hospitality with an emphasis on food and wine. Throughout her time at Washington State University, VanZanten gained excellent customer relations skills working with students, staff, and business professionals as a student advisor and hospitality recruiting ambassador.

With more than 35,000 square feet of versatile banquet and meeting space, spectacular seaside location and two golf course clubhouses, Semiahmoo Resort is the ideal setting for productive and memorable events, accommodating groups from 5 to 500. For more information visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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HAVE A DOG-GONE GOOD TIME WITH YOUR FURRY BEST FRIEND AT SEMIAHMOO RESORT
Posted February 6, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. – (February 6, 2015) - Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, the iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is celebrating man’s best friend with the first annual “Dog-Gone Weekend” happening Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21, 2015 in honor of Love Your Pet Day (Friday, February 20) and Walking Your Dog Day (Sunday, February 22).

“Semiahmoo Resort is near multiple beaches and miles of trails, making it the perfect place to bring your dog and explore the great outdoors,” said Mark Andrew, general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “We are excited to celebrate the love of our pets with this great package and help dog owners enjoy a weekend getaway with their loyal companion.”

The weekend will kick off early with a sneak peek of Yappy Hour, a dog-friendly happy hour on the outside deck of Packers Oyster Bar, located on the waterfront at Semiahmoo Resort, on Thursday, February 19. Yappy Hour will occur every Thursday at Packers (weather permitting) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting Thursday, March 26 through the end of the summer.

The canine-filled celebration continues through the weekend with a visit Friday evening from Lawrence the ‘dog-whisperer’ who works with pet parents to fix their dog’s behavioral issues. Dog-friendly and dog-themed films will be shown in Semiahmoo Resort’s theater on Friday and Saturday evening, and a red carpet dog show will be held Saturday morning. Pet owners who want to celebrate the weekend with their furry friend can utilize Semiahmoo Resort’s “Bed and Bowl” package which waives the daily pet fee of $25 and comes with a special doggie bed and dining bowl. Pampered pooches can treat themselves to a variety of goodies in their new bowl by ordering from the property’s Pet Menu, which includes such delectables as cooked ground beef with rice and premium canned dog food.

To celebrate “Love Your Pet Day,” Semiahmoo Resort will donate five dollars to the Whatcom County Humane Society for every “Bed and Bowl” package occupied guest room on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Semiahmoo Resort is located on the Semiahmoo Spit, the home of Semiahmoo County Park, which boasts more than 300 acres of tideland and approximately 1.5 miles of level pathways ideal for dog-friendly outdoor adventures. Pooches that can’t get away for Dog Weekend can still experience the “Bed and Bowl” package which is offered year-round and can be booked online using the promo code PUPPY.

For more information on Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA HIRES DANNY LIDDER AS CANADIAN SALES MANAGER
Posted February 3, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. – (February 3, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., has hired Danny Lidder as Canadian sales manager. In his new position, Lidder will be the first point of contact in British Columbia for international travelers regarding meetings, weddings, and conventions.

“Danny brings to Semiahmoo Resort a wealth of experience in the world of sales and hotel operations,” said Mark Andrew, general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “Having spent many years working in the front office and other aspects of hotel operation and then spending the last several years working in sales for both Hilton and Fairmont in Vancouver, B.C., he is the perfect person to represent our unique offerings in the Canadian marketplace.”

Lidder joins Semiahmoo Resort with more than fifteen years of hospitality experience. He spent three and a half years with the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel where he served as the front office manager and the sales manager. During his time with the Hilton, Lidder assisted in the renovation project of the hotel’s 283 guest rooms and meeting space and was the key liaison for group business in the hotel during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Most recently, Lidder spent three and a half years with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Vancouver, B.C. as their executive meeting manager. Lidder was responsible for planning, selling, and detailing meetings and functions with clients; primarily focusing on small groups of 10 to 25 guest rooms.

“I look forward to working at Semiahmoo and introducing this beautiful property to international travelers and corporations whom are seeking the type of unique offerings that this property can provide,” said Lidder. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazing team at Semiahmoo Resort and I can’t wait to get started.”

Along with his hospitality experience, Lidder has an extensive educational background including a diploma in hotel and restaurant management from Douglas College, a diploma in business leadership management from British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a certificate in hospitality marketing from eCornell.

With more than 35,000 square feet of versatile banquet and meeting space, spectacular seaside location and two golf course clubhouses, Semiahmoo Resort is the ideal setting for productive and memorable events, accommodating groups from 5 to 500. For more information visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA HIRES MEGAN WALLSTROM AS DIRECTOR OF CATERING AND CONVENTION SERVICES
Posted January 26, 2015
BLAINE, WASH. – (January 26, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., has hired Megan Wallstrom as director of catering and convention services. In her new position, Wallstrom will be responsible for and directly involved with all meetings and social functions, including weddings.

“We are excited to have Megan on board to work her magic to create one-of-a-kind events that truly exceed our guest’s expectations,” said Mark Andrew general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “With her experience in wedding planner, conference organizer, and banquet employee, she is a jack of all trades that knows what it takes on all ends to create a memorable experience.”

Wallstrom joins Semiahmoo Resort with more than ten years of management experience in sales, marketing, and catering. She began her career at French food services and facilities management company Sodexo, in Seattle, where she spent five years as the catering and retail manager overseeing the daily operations. She moved on to work with Compass Group where she was the director of catering north end for Boeing in Everett, Wash. During this time, she oversaw the daily operations of a six million dollar per year account and planned events from intimate dinners for ten to yearly barbeques for 35,000 guests. Recently, she has served as director of catering for Holiday Inn Downtown Everett and the catering sales manager at the Hilton in Bellevue, Wash.

“I am very excited to be joining the team at Semiahmoo Resort,” said Wallstrom. “I look forward to working at Semiahmoo and assisting guests in creating high-quality events that generate lasting memories.”

Wallstrom earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

With more than 35,000 square feet of versatile banquet and meeting space, spectacular seaside location and two golf course clubhouses, Semiahmoo Resort is the ideal setting for productive and memorable events, accommodating groups from 5 to 500. For more information visit www.semiahmoo.com.

Media Contacts
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SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, & SPA HIRES MARK ANDREW AS RESORT GENERAL MANAGER
Posted August 25, 2014
BLAINE, WASH. – August 25, 2014 – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., has hired Mark Andrew as general manager. In his new position, Andrew will be responsible for and directly involved with the daily operations of Semiahmoo Resort, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, Loomis Trail Golf Club, Pierside Kitchen, Packers Oyster Bar, Great Blue Heron Grill, and Loomis Trail Bar & Grille.
“We look forward to continuing our mission of exceeding expectations and maintaining excellence with the help of Mark’s extensive management and operations expertise,” said Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotels. “We are thrilled to have someone who learned the hotel business from the ground up and has a complete understanding of hospitality, leadership, and the Pacific Northwest.”
Andrew joins Semiahmoo Resort with more than 25 years of senior management experience in team development, sales and marketing, and successfully implementing transformations. Andrew is a recipient of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) President’s Award for his work as interim CEO advancing performance and cohesion among 20,000 members and 68 chapters during a period of rapid transition.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Semiahmoo Resort,” said Andrew. “I take pleasure in enabling our associates to exceed guests’ expectations resulting in lasting memories which is what it’s all about at Semiahmoo Resort.”
Andrew started his career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in 1973 as a dishwasher; holding several positions throughout his career. For more than 11 years, he was the general manager of three Hyatt hotels in the United States and Canada during which time he re-established the Hyatt Regency Vancouver as a city centerpiece at the same time that civic focus shifted towards the convention center.
Andrew also worked as the general manager of the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, B.C., handling the day-to-day operations as well as leading the re-opening of the expansion and newly remodeled resort and conference center. This resulted in the Westin Bayshore being a leader in guest services and an icon for the Vancouver hospitality industry.
Most recently, Andrew has served as the regional vice president Northeast and general manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. Prior to that Andrew was in Vancouver, B.C. where he served as the chair of Tourism Vancouver and was instrumental in assisting in Vancouver’s initial bid for the 2010 Olympics.
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Hospitality Management at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, B.C. He and his wife Kristi have three children; son, Mark C. is a captain in the United States Air Force, while daughter Jessica and son Alex reside in Vancouver, B.C.

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SEMIAHMOO HOSTS OPENING DAY OF FOOTGOLF
Posted June 12, 2014
BLAINE, WASH. – (June 12, 2014) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa kicked off FootGolf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club with the help of Ranger Gold, a girls soccer team from Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

WFC U14 Ranger Gold girls soccer team, members of semi-professional soccer team Bellingham United FC, and other invited guests participated in the inaugural rounds of FootGolf.

FootGolf will be available every Friday and Saturday evening this summer from 6 p.m. to dusk. FootGolf is $10 for nine holes ($8 for juniors) and $16 for 18 holes ($12 for juniors), as well a $3 soccer ball rental fee. Proper golf course attire and footwear is required. FootGolf will be played at Loomis Trail Golf Club on even days of the week and at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club on odd days; providing two unique opportunities and challenges for players.

FootGolf, one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States, is played with a soccer ball on a golf course. It is scored by utilizing the rules of stroke or match play in golf as participants attempt to kick the ball from tee to green and into a 21 inch cup.
For more information about FootGolf or Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa visit www.semiahmoogolf.com/.

About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, Semiahmoo is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration inspired by its seaside location. Within Semiahmoo are two dining options: Pierside Kitchen with fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine emphasizing local and regional purveyors; and Packers Oyster Bar where guests can enjoy familiar fair with impressive water views. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses- The Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke- were ranked among the top courses in Washington in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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IT’S A BIRDIE, ITS’S A BOGEY, IT’S A SOCCER BALL?!?
Posted May 21, 2014
Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa Announces FootGolf Program
BLAINE, Wash. (May 20, 2014) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa is delighted to introduce FootGolf, one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States. FootGolf is played with a soccer ball on a golf course and is scored by utilizing the rules of stroke or match play in golf, as participants attempt to kick the ball from tee to green and into a 21 inch cup.

“FootGolf is a great opportunity for locals and guests to experience our award-winning golf courses in a fun and approachable way,” said Brett Eaton, PGA Director of Golf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. “This activity is family friendly, good for team building, or simply a relaxed way to spend an evening outside while also learning the rules of golf. It can also be extremely competitive and played in a tournament format for individuals or teams.”

The FootGolf program will be available every Friday and Saturday evening this summer from 6 p.m. to dusk starting on Friday, June 6, 2014. The inaugural rounds will be played on the par 36, 1124 yards of FootGolf at Loomis Trail Golf Club on even days of the week and on odd days at the par 36, 1053 yards of FootGolf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country club; providing two unique opportunities and challenges for players.

“With the overall rejuvenation of the property nearing completion, we see FootGolf as yet another wonderful addition to the countless recreational opportunities that are available to those visiting the Resort,” said David Sullivan, general manager of Semiahmoo Resort, Spa & Golf. “This summer will be an exciting time to experience the new Semiahmoo in its full glory.”

The rate to play FootGolf at the Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa courses will be $10 for nine holes ($8 for juniors) and $16 for 18 holes ($12 for juniors), as well a $3 soccer ball rental fee. Proper golf course attire and footwear is required. Please visit www.semiahmoo.com for more information.

About Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club was rated Washington’s #7 public golf course by Golfweek in 2012. This 7,005-yard tree-lined masterpiece allows golfers to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Among its golfing challenges are water in play on five holes and 67 strategically placed bunkers. The fairways are rolling and generous, with fast and challenging greens. Tee box placements adjust the degree of difficulty to make the course playable for golfers of all skill levels. Semiahmoo is open to the public on odd days of the month.

About Loomis Trail Golf Club
Designed by Graham Cooke, Loomis Trail Golf Club was rated Washington’s #5 public golf course by Golfweek in 2012. It’s also the only course in Washington State to make the nation’s Top 100. Constructed with the Northwest in mind, Loomis Trail is at the top of the list for year-round play. The scenic beauty is unsurpassed, and the consistently smooth, fast, and true greens put Loomis Trail among the Northwest’s finest courses. An extensive canal and lake system brings water into play on all 18 holes, giving Loomis Trail one of the highest slope ratings in Washington. Loomis Trail is open to the public on even days of the month.

About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, This summer Semiahmoo unveils a multi-million dollar renovation inspired by its seaside location to restore its 212 luxury guest rooms, the spa, fitness center, public areas, 35,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event space, as well as the renowned Packers Oyster Bar and the all new Pierside Kitchen. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses- The Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke- were ranked among the top courses in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF AND SPA ANNOUNCES OPENINGS OF PIERSIDE KITCHEN AND PACKERS OYSTER BAR
Posted May 17, 2014
Blaine, Wash. – (May 16, 2014) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside retreat, is pleased to announce today the grand opening of Pierside Kitchen and completed renovation of Packers Oyster Bar.

Pierside Kitchen features fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine, with an emphasis on showcasing the local and regional bounty available in abundance due to its seaside environs and proximity to farms and ranches. Located on the pier with expansive views of Drayton Harbor and the landscape of White Rock, British Columbia in the distance, the dining room harkens back to the area’s origins as an Alaska Packers Association cannery, which served as a center for salmon processing for nearly 80 years.

Upon entering Pierside Kitchen, guests will notice the whitewashed, weathered wood siding and ceilings, metal pendant lights, as well as an expansive show kitchen featuring a wood-fired oven used for a variety of dishes. Unique elements such as old world cannery inspired dishes, artisanal North coast inspired sculptures, and a custom built dual sided wall-inset glass fireplace all contribute to creating an ambiance that was created to capture an authentic seaside mariner feel.

“There is obviously a rich seafood history that directly ties into how we’ve positioned the menu and ambience of Pierside Kitchen,” said executive chef, Eric Truglas. “Some of the best products in the world come mere miles off the dock to our restaurant. We not only want to make that a focal point, but we strive to allow our guests to experience the freshness and quality in each dish. We are very excited to launch this new concept.”

The menu reflects a seaside authenticity aimed to stimulate the senses with a culinary diversity that both guests and visitors will appreciate. Items highlight the seasonally transformed menu and include: Grilled St. Jude Albacore Tuna Nicoise, Haricot Vert, New Potato, Picholine Olive, Frisée; Neah Bay Coho Salmon Rilette and Tartare, Honey Gem Lettuce, Artisan Bread; Wood-Fired Duck Leg Confit, Figs, Cipollini’s, Soubise, Mushrooms and Turnips; Wood-Fire Painted Hills All Natural Beef, Bellingham Farm Spring Vegetable, Bacon Lardon, Peas, Carrot, Young Turnips; and Wood-Fired Bourride, Penn Cove Mussel, Manilla Clams, Chorizo, Jumbo Prawn, Roasted Tomatoes, Bell Pepper, Orange Peel, Saffron, Riesling Wine, Garlic, Shallots, Aioli and Artisan Country Bread.

Pierside Kitchen’s dining room seats 110 with patio seating in warm weather months accommodating 50. A private dining area can accommodate up to 16.

Packers Oyster Bar, the ever popular staple for locals and guests, has been transformed while still holding on to its charm and casual feel. An expanded, open space is complemented by black walnut floors, a sprawling distressed wood bar, leather arm chairs, artisan inspired bar stool, and vibrant fabrics throughout the room. The cascading wall of windows also showcases a 180 degree view of Drayton Harbor. The menu features such items as: Drayton Harbor Pacific Chilled Oysters on the Half Shell, Apple Mignonette; Pork Belly Confit Sliders, Pickled Carrots, Lime Aioli, Cilantro, & Anaheim Chile; Fried Oyster Po’ Boy, Fried Green Tomato, Romaine, Buttermilk-Celery Seed Remoulade; and Beer-Battered Petrale Sole Fish & Chips, Caper Remoulade, Herb Parmesan Frites.

Both Pierside Kitchen and Packers Oyster Bar will be led by Chef Truglas. A native of Paris and a Michelin star trained Epicurean World Master Chef, Truglas is committed to bringing each guest, whether dining in the restaurant or at a catered event, a farm-to-table experience. Truglas, in conjunction with Coastal Hotel Group Culinary Director Roy Breiman, work directly with local Pacific Northwest farms, artisans, ranchers and fishermen to hand-select superior products directly from their fields, trees, streams or pastures. Oysters, cheeses, and young field greens are delivered daily to Semiahmoo’s kitchens where Chef Truglas and his team personally inspect them before bringing them into the restaurant to prepare.

Pierside Kitchen is open for breakfast from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, with brunch from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Packers Oyster Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

For more information about Pierside Kitchen or Packers Oyster Bar, to browse menus, or to make a reservation, visit www.semiahmoo.com or call (360) 318-2090.

About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, Semiahmoo is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation inspired by its seaside location to restore its 212 luxury guest rooms, the spa, fitness center, public areas, 35,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event space, as well as the renowned Packers Oyster Bar. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses- The Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke- were ranked among the top courses in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.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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SEMIAHMOO GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB AND LOOMIS TRAIL GOLF CLUB AWARDED AMONG GOLFWEEK’S 2014 BEST COURSES YOU CAN PLAY
Posted March 31, 2014
BLAINE, Wash. (March 31, 2014) – Golfweek recently awarded Semiahmoo Resort’s two golf courses, Loomis Trail Golf Club (ranked #5), and Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (ranked #8), as Golfweek’s 2014 “Best Courses You Can Play” in Washington state.

Loomis Trails Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke, offers consistent, smooth, fast, and true greens with a canal and lake system bringing water into play on all 18 holes. The course is open to the public on even numbered days of the month. Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a tree-lined, 7,005 yard course with challenging terrain and strategically placed ponds and bunkers. The course is open to the public on odd numbered days of the month. Both courses offer practice facilities including a driving range, putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers.

“This special recognition reinforces the play quality of our courses and it is an honor to be recognized by Golfweek for the third consecutive year,” said David Sullivan, general manager at Semiahmoo Resort. “We are excited for the upcoming spring and summer months, so that guests and members can experience the courses at their very best.”

Both courses are located adjacent to Semiahmoo Resort, which is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar rejuvenation to restore the resort to its iconic destination. Located on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo Resort offers a wide variety of recreational activities including, tennis courts, racquetball, volleyball, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center/indoor track, and nature trails.

About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, Semiahmoo is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation inspired by its seaside location to restore its 212 luxury guest rooms, the spa, fitness center, public areas, 35,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event space, as well as the renowned Packers Oyster Bar. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses- The Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke- were ranked among the top courses in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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