Wirta Hospitality Worldwide Properties

Living our work

We love that Face on the Tail

Trisha and I attended the Alaska Airlines brand re-launch party. We love Alaska Airlines with its happy Eskimo logo smiling from the tail of all their airplanes. Alaska Airlines is a Seattle-based company that’s all about genuine, caring service. At the party we sat with a retired doctor and his wife who had flown over30

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Take Control of Your Mind

Steve Gutzler is one of the nation’s premier thought leaders on leadership, Emotional Intelligence and personal transformation. My family met Steve at a recent hospitality conference. At the conference we were bombarded by information, and by the third day my head was spinning, my eyes were crossed and I was having trouble absorbing new data.30

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Corporations for Communities Award

Trisha and I drove to our state capitol in Olympia, Washington, yesterday to meet the Secretary of State. Secretary Kim Wyman led a ceremony recognizing the nominees for the 2015 Corporations for Communities Award. This award honors exceptional Washington businesses that make it a priority to help the community in which they do business. We30

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Lessons From Chef Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible

Last year when Chef Robert Irvine was out on the Olympic Peninsula filming an episode of his popular TV show “Restaurant: Impossible”, he stayed with us at our Holiday Inn Express and ate at our Black Bear Diner. Chef Irvine had only compliments for our hotel and restaurant; he said we got the details right.30

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Just be Love

Community engagement has always been an important part of my company’s operational philosophy. Our Black Bear Diner regularly gives a portion of its daily revenue to local non-profits through its Dine-to-Donate program and during the holiday season supports Make-A-Wish. Our Holiday Inn Express hires employees with disabilities who bring an infectious joy to their jobs.30

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Keep on Pushing

Olympian Devon Harris’s story is impressive. Devon competed in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games as one of the founding members of the Jamaican four-man bobsled team. Devon and his teammates were admired worldwide as underdogs and their story was the inspiration to the 1993 movie “Cool Runnings.”

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