Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002

Local News

Willows Lodge named Hotel of the Year

Willows Lodge, located in the Wine Country of Woodinville, has been named Hotel/Resort of the Year by Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a global brand of 115 of the world's independent luxury properties.
   At the eighth annual Marketing Awards of Excellence (MAX Awards), which recognizes outstanding marketing, branding and sales programs among the organization's member hotels, Willows Lodge walked away with top honors at the awards ceremony in Vail, Colorado.
   "This was quite an achievement for us as a young hotel", said James Simkins, Managing Director of Willows Lodge.
   "To be recognized in this manner by an organization which includes some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world, is an acknowledgment of the unique features of the Lodge and a credit to our entire service team."
   Willows Lodge is located in Woodinville.
   is managed by MTM Management, L.L.C. as part of the collection of luxury Northwest properties including the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle; the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington; Resort Semiahmoo in Blaine, Washington; the Freestone Inn in Mazama, Washington and the Alderbrook Resort in Union, Washington.