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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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WEDDING GIFTS SHOULD NOT JUST BE FROM GUESTS
Posted March 11, 2015
Cedarbrook Lodge and Semiahmoo Resort offer Newlyweds Mini-Moons as Wedding Gifts
SEATTLE – (February 23, 2015) – Cedarbrook Lodge, the quintessentially Northwest business and leisure destination located less than five minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), and Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, the iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., are offering brides and grooms the opportunity to ease into their honeymoon with the gift of a mini-moon.
“Cedarbrook Lodge and Semiahmoo Resort are uniquely special resorts; one set in the city and the other a seaside destination, yet both provide guests a tranquil escape,” said David Sullivan, General Manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “It is our pleasure to gift each newlywed couple an opportunity to experience our sister resort, allowing them to start creating wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.”
Brides and grooms looking to “I do” on the shores of Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa will receive the Fly Me To The Honeymoon package as a wedding gift with any new wedding booked. Fly Me To The Honeymoon will give newlyweds an evening of romance and relaxation at Cedarbrook Lodge before jetting off to their honeymoon. Upon arrival, the newly married couple can indulge in the award-winning Copperleaf Restaurant’s five-course farm-to-table tasting menu, created by Executive Chef Mark Bodinet, complete with wine pairings before heading to their Deluxe King room to top off the evening with a champagne toast while snuggling up in their Simmons Beautyrest Black™ Georgetown™ Recharge® Pillow Top bed. Wake up to a complimentary Northwest continental breakfast featuring warm specialty breakfast selections including Lummi Island Smoked Salmon, local charcuterie, and fresh fruit before heading over to the new Spa at Cedarbrook for a Brookstone Serenity Massage in the romantic serenity suite. Getting to the airport will be a breeze, as guests can leave their car at Cedarbrook Lodge and hop on the resort shuttle to drop them off at Sea-Tac. Upon arrival back at Cedarbrook, they’ll get to take home a gift basket from The Spa that will help them extend the honeymoon feeling. (Estimated value $1,000)
“Weddings are a beautiful thing, but can also be stressful. These mini-moons are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the new bride and groom for letting us be a part of their special day and giving them the opportunity to get away and relax,” said Mark Andrew, General Manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “We hope they will enjoy their time at Cedarbrook Lodge and Semiahmoo Resort and continue to build memories at each location throughout their long and happy marriage.”
Newlyweds who book an in-city wedding at Cedarbrook Lodge will receive the Semiahmoo Mini-Escape at the remarkably restored seaside Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa for two enchanted nights in a Waterview Balcony King room where the peaceful sounds of the waves will lull them to sleep. The wedded pair will be treated to a romantic five course Pacific Northwest tasting menu created by Chef Eric Truglas which emphasizes local and regional purveyors complete with wine pairings and a gorgeous waterfront view at Pierside Kitchen. The following day, take in the surrounding 300 plus acres of tide pools and estuaries that provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife via a bike ride on one of the many nearby trials or paddle boarding in Semiahmoo Bay. The afternoon will be filled with romance and relaxation with a couple’s massage at The Spa at Semiahmoo. Golf enthusiasts can extend their check-out time and enjoy a round of golf for two at one of the resorts two award winning courses which ranked among the top courses in Washington in 2014 by Golfweek. (Estimated value $1,200)
Fly Me To The Honeymoon and Semiahmoo Mini-Escape packages are complimentary to brides and grooms who book a new wedding between Sunday, March 1, 2015 and September 15, 2015 at Semiahmoo Resort or Cedarbrook Lodge. Mini-moon packages will be gifted to newlyweds on the day of their wedding. Some rules and minimums apply. For more information please contact Cedarbrook Lodge at weddings@cedarbrooklodge.com or (206) 214-4150 or Semiahmoo Resort at weddings@semiahmoo.com or (360) 318-2026.

About Cedarbrook Lodge and Spa
Located on 18 acres with lush, restored wetlands, and a mere mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Cedarbrook Lodge is a quintessentially Northwest hideaway that provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax in quiet, luxurious setting. Ideal for business, group or leisure travel, Cedarbrook Lodge is only minutes away from downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. The Lodge features unexpected amenities, such as: usage of the comfy Living Rooms, which provide complimentary grab-and-go snacks and bottled water; complimentary gourmet Northwest continental breakfast; and more than 24,000 square feet of event space with state-of-the-art technology. Located within The Lodge is The Spa at Cedarbrook, a true sensory journey designed to replenish and revitalize guests by immersing them into the tranquility of natural elements, and the award winning Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, a farm-to-table dining experience that was named one of Seattle’s Top 10 Best Restaurants by Gayot in 2014. Cedarbrook Lodge is the recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award in 2014, Elite Meetings International Gold Certification in 2014 and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the 2012 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Awards. It 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 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. 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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MASTER THE ART OF COOKING AT SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA
Posted March 3, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. – (March 3, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is offering guests and the community a chance to expand their culinary skills with cooking experiences at Pierside Kitchen and Great Blue Heron Grill.

“We are so thrilled to incorporate cooking events into our long list of on-site activities,” said Mark Andrew general manager of Semiahmoo Resort. “At Semiahmoo, we pride ourselves on our impeccable service and ability to provide endless entertainment for our guests. With our incredible chefs as their guide, guests and the community will learn a great deal and have an amazing time in the process.”

Pierside Kitchen will offer two cooking demonstration and dinner events in March that will teach attendees the secrets to creating some of their delicious menu items:

• “Roast your Chicken 5 ways”: Attendees will get a preparation course in chicken from Chef Christopher Prier and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Cross followed by dinner paired with Washington Pinot Noir. Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. $55 per person, twelve person limit.
• Wood Oven Pizza: Taught by Executive Chef de Cuisine Martin Woods and Beverage Extraordinaire Amberleigh Brownson, this course includes a demonstration of wood oven pizza making and dinner. Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. $55 per person, twelve person limit.
• Pork: Guests will enjoy a cooking demonstration of a delicious pork dinner. Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. $55 per person, twelve person limit.

Each class at Great Blue Heron Grill will include regional specific appetizers, cocktails, family style meal, and a complimentary recipe of the evening’s meal. The classes are taught at the Great Blue Heron Grill by Chef de Cuisine who will teach guests to master the art of cuisines from around the world including:
• Chinese cuisine on Monday, March 23
• Pairing Pacific Northwest Hand-Craft Beer with Pacific Northwest Cuisine on Monday, February 27 and Monday, April 20
• Argentinian cuisine on Monday, March 9

Each cooking class at the Great Blue Heron Grill is $85 per person, or $75 per member with space limited to 24 people.

Located on the Semiahmoo Spit, the 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 resort’s dining options reflect a genuine, rich seaside authenticity paired with a highly valued farm-to-table experience. Semiahmoo Resort uses hand-selected superior products direct from local Pacific Northwest farms, artisans, ranchers, and fishermen to create fresh seasonal cuisine that guests and visitors appreciate. For more information about Semiahmoo Resort, visit www.semiahmoo.com. To reserve a space at one of the resort’s cooking classes, 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 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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Richmond Public Relations / 206-682-6979
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SOAR TO SEMIAHMOO RESORT TO CELEBRATE PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S BEAUTIFUL BIRDS
Posted March 3, 2015
Resort Hosts Festival Opening and Artist Reception
Who: Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa

What: 13th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival Opening and Artist Reception

Where: Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA 98230-9326

When: Friday, March 13, 2015
5 to 7 p.m.


Details: Fly on over to Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa to enjoy the opening celebration and artist reception for the 13th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music by ‘The Celtic Roots,’ wine tasting, local cheese by Pleasant Valley Dairy, and an art gallery featuring artistic bird images by local and professional photographers. There is a $10 fee for the wine tasting and appetizers. For an additional $2 guests can purchase a commemorative Wings Over Water wine glass. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the festival’s featured artist Lorna Libert, whose paintings will be on display in the gallery, and hear from the featured speaker and wildlife expert David Hancock.

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, attendees can enjoy an all-day birding expo at Blaine Middle School. The expo will include opportunities to register for guided field trips to Semiahmoo, wildlife boating cruises, and pick up a map for onsite bird viewing stations. There will also be kid’s activities, live raptor presentations, wildlife exhibits and displays, as well as art and craft vendors. Expert wildlife speakers throughout the day include Joe Meche of the North Cascades Institute; David Hancock of Hancock Wildlife; author John Marzluff, who will be speaking on his new book “Welcome to Suburdia” at 3 p.m.; and a presentation by Paul Bannick at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, March 15 there will be a full day of activities at Birch Bay starting with a birding breakfast buffet and presentation at CJ’s restaurant at 9 a.m. This will be followed by opportunities to view birds at birding stations around the bay, photography and birding walks, an afternoon wildlife workshop, as well as a potential rehabilitated bird release in the afternoon to take place at the new BP Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park.

Wings Over Water Northwest is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote conservation, education, and stewardship of the birds and their habitat in the Pacific Northwest as well as encourage ecotourism. The Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival is one of the ways they provide education along with the opportunity to bring significant economic benefits to the rich and pristine Pacific Northwest.

Guests attending the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival will have the option to stay at Semiahmoo Resort with a special room rate starting at $139 per night. The rate is available from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15, 2015. Guests can book a room online at www.semiahmoo.com and receive the festival rate by using the promo code WOW15.

For more information about Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, visit www.semiahmoo.com and for more information about the 13th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival visit www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com.
SMASH HIT FOOTGOLF WILL MAKE ITS SEASONAL RETURN TO SEMIAHMOO RESORT, GOLF, AND SPA
Posted March 2, 2015
BLAINE, Wash. - (March 2, 2015) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, the iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is delighted to announce the return of FootGolf for the summer of 2015.

“We are very excited to bring FootGolf back after it was so well received by families, resort guests, and the community during its inaugural season last summer,” said Brett Eaton, PGA director of golf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. “FootGolf is easy to learn and a great way for friends and family to enjoy a beautiful summer day outside at our picturesque resort.”

FootGolf will be available every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. beginning with a kick-off weekend on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 where children under 11 play free. It will be available on Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club on odd days and at Loomis Trail Golf Club on even days throughout the summer season. FootGolf will be offered in 18-hole rounds and will be $16 for adults and $12 for children 18 and under. Soccer balls are available to rent for $3.

FootGolf is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States and is played with a soccer ball on a golf course. Participants attempt to kick the ball from tee to green and into a 21 inch cup; scoring is based on the rules of stroke or match play in golf.

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. Please visit www.semiahmoo.com for more information.

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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Richmond Public Relations / 206-682-6979
Kimberlyf@richmondpr.com / alissaw@richmondpr.com
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.

Media Contacts
Kimberly French / Alissa Wolken
Richmond Public Relations / 206-682-6979
Kimberlyf@richmondpr.com / alissaw@richmondpr.com
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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Kimberly French / Alissa Wolken
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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.

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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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