NEWS AND EVENTS


The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

Sequim, Wash. (January 31, 2014) – The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Sequim, WA, celebrated winning a prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award with a "Night Under the Stars" party. The award was given to them by world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc.

FULL STORY HERE.....


CEO Commends End of Government Shutdown But Urges Assessment

CEO Commends End of Government Shutdown But Urges Assessment

Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, and a leading employer on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State is pleased the government shutdown has ended and the debt ceiling had been raised, but urges everybody to remember who was hurt by the closing of Olympic National Park.

"Now that government employees are headed back to work and are rightfully receiving back pay, it’s time to remember how hospitality employees surrounding Olympic National Park have suffered during this shutdown. There is no compensation for their lost wages and tips," said Wirta.

FULL STORY HERE.....


Wirta Hospitality Worldwide signs off on industry wide letter to reopen the government parks.

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide signs off on industry wide letter to reopen the government parks.

RE: Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Dispute Harm Outdoor Recreation Economy and Threaten Economic Recovery
On behalf of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry, we write to urge an immediate resolution of the ongoing government shutdown and debt limit debate in order to halt growing damage to the nation’s economy.

FULL STORY HERE.....


Return of the River

Return of the River

Press Release:
Sequim cinematographer John Gussman is pleased to partner with Sequim business owner Bret Wirta, who is helping to bring a locally produced documentary film to the big screen.
“Return of the River” is a feature documentary film in production about the restoration of the Elwha River, and the largest dam removal project in history. The filmmaking team is based on the Olympic Peninsula. The film is directed by John Gussman, and produced by Jessica Plumb of Port Townsend.

FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.....


One of eight hot air balloons to float above Sequim the morning of Aug. 31 captures a breathtaking view of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley looking north to the Graveyard Spit. Sequim Gazette photo by Jay Cline

Balloon festival soars

Sequim Balloon Festival impresario Randall Tomaras was clearly breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday morning as he helped clear the field where his Labor Day Weekend festival took place in Sequim.

Though he had researched the weather patterns for early September, finding them the driest and least windy of the year, Tomaras knew there was always a chance a lingering rain would scotch his plans.

Full story Sequim Gazette HERE.....


WNPF auction exceeds expectation!

WNPF auction exceeds expectation!

$65,000 raised at Washington National Parks Fund auction held at The Mountaineers in Seattle.
After many months of preparation, hard work comes to fruition.

AUCTION PHOTO COLLAGE HERE.....

FULL STORY HERE.....


Mark Chatalas and Bret Wirta at the Lake Union Cactus

WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE SELLS 121 PARK LANE
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

March 1st 2012
(Seattle, WA) Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide announced the sale of the company’s commercial building at 121 Park Lane, Kirkland, WA. The buyer is the long-time tenant, Cactus Restaurants.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Hoping Executive Order enhances Olympic National Park tourism

Hoping Executive Order enhances
Olympic National Park tourism

Some good news for tourism. Last week President Obama has signed an executive order that asks, "...for implementation of regulatory improvements and the evaluation of legislative proposals to enhance and expedite travel to and arrival in the United States by foreign nationals, consistent with national security requirements."
We hope this is just one of many steps needed to enhance US tourism and that will ultimately bring more visitors to Olympic National Park.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Black Bear Diner Sequim construction nears

Black Bear Diner
construction nears

Sequim Gazette....
The food franchise Black Bear Diner appears on track to open this summer in Sequim.
Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, confirmed that construction should begin this month with a tentative opening around the Fourth of July.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Black Bear Diner in Sequim to start building

Black Bear Diner in Sequim
to start building

Peninsula Daily News....
Construction of a Black Bear Diner, part of the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center plaza, is expected to begin this month, the hotel’s owner and chief executive officer said.
“There are not a lot of restaurants undergoing new construction nationwide, so we feel real fortunate to be able to do this,” said Bret Wirta, with Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, which owns the Holiday Inn Express at 1471 E. Washington St.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Now Book your Pet-Friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim Online!

Now Book your Pet-Friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim Online!

International Reality Pet-TV Star, Calvin ‘The Junk Mail Dog’ says, “You can now reserve a pet-friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim online.
With my hectic schedule, my owner can even book a room with her smartphone! Staying at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim makes me howl with joy (but not in the room of course). The wonderful staff always pampers me with lots of attention and special treats when I check in!”.....
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


L to R Steve Joyce, Chloe Fagg, Vickie Monitz, Pat Mandas,Bret Wirta, Ting Phonsanam, Chris Vasquez

Vickie Moniz, Executive Housekeeper of the Sequim Quality Inn and Suites Receives APEX Award for hotel cleanliness

(September 27th 2011, Sequim WA) Vickie Moniz, Executive Housekeeper at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim has won the prestigious Award for Property Excellence (APEX) from Choice Hotels International at a ceremony in Portland Oregon. Quality Inn General Manager Chloe Fagg said, “This award is given only to individuals that represent the best of the industry.
In addition to winning the APEX award, Vickie has led her team to four consecutive annual Platinum awards. This means our hotel is ranked in the top three percent in of all Choice hotels nationwide.”
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Sequim's Black Bear Diner

Site work begins, but Sequim's Black Bear Diner is still way off

SEQUIM — Ground preparation work has begun on the future site of a Black Bear Diner, part of the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center plaza
But the inn's owner said financing still must be secured before the restaurant's walls go up.

Full Peninsula Daily News article HERE


Writing Contest Update!

Writing Contest Update!
Adventure Writer’s Contest

The ExploreOlympics.com writing contest has been extended until June 1st, 2012. The winning story still wins $500 and an opportunity to write for www.ExploreOlympics.com but the extension will gives an opportunity to write about additional activities such as winter skiing at Hurricane ridge, storm watching on the coast, lowland valley winter hiking or spring 2012 activities.

For more information see the rules at www.ExploreOlympics.com. Good luck to all!


Join the Community Celebration at the Port Angeles City Pier to Celebrate Everything Elwha!

Join the Community Celebration at the Port Angeles City Pier to Celebrate Everything Elwha!

On Saturday September 17, 2011, people from around the world are gathering in Port Angeles to celebrate the beginning of the historic Elwha River dam removal.
Elwha Central at the Port Angeles City Pier will provide a central gathering and celebration space for the public with information on all of the programs involved in Celebrate Elwha, environmental exhibits, Olympic National Park rangers, Olympic National Park books and souvenirs, local artists whose work relates to Celebrate Elwha, food, music, and a simulcast broadcast of the Elwha River Dam Ceremony.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


Celebrate Elwha! Adventure Writer’s Contest

Celebrate Elwha!
Adventure Writer’s Contest

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide is sponsoring a Writer’s contest that will capture stories and photos of fun and excitement in the Elwha River Valley.
The contest is being judged by a distinguished panel of Olympic Peninsula authors; Aaron Elkins, Pat Neal and Glynda Peterson Schadd. All three authors are excited to be supporting Olympic Peninsula writers and writing.

Since much of the Elwha River is now closed due to construction, we have changed the rules to “the most original and entertaining account of a recent adventure in and around the Olympic National Park,” instead of just the Elwha River Valley.
But the goal of the contest is still the same - capture your fun and exciting adventures! The winner will receive five hundred dollars and an offer to post future stories on the adventure-based website www.ExploreOlympics.com. Our judges are looking forward to reading about your adventures! Pass it on!

For more information see the rules at www.ExploreOlympics.com. Good luck to all!


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND CONFERENCE CENTER, SEQUIM, WA WINS THE IHG 2010 GLOBAL PARTNERS IN SAFETY AWARD

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND CONFERENCE CENTER, SEQUIM, WA WINS THE IHG 2010 GLOBAL PARTNERS IN SAFETY AWARD

SEQUIM, WA (June 14, 2011) – The Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center, Sequim WA has received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2010 Global Partners in Safety Award, given to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their operations. As one of 14 hotels selected for the award, the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center, Sequim had to meet the highest standards of quality, customer service and safety.
Read the FULL STORY HERE...


QUALITY INN OWNER ATTENDS CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON

Boston, MA: The 57th Annual Choice Hotels International Convention is over reported Bret Wirta, owner of the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, WA. Wirta who attended the three-day convention said, "I really benefited from this time in Boston. The convention had much relevance to me. I had three goals for this meeting; enhancing our employee benefits offering, validating our financial goals and reporting systems and staying abreast with social media and online marketing. I was able to make progress in all three areas."
Read the FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE...


SCHADE FAMILY HONORED AT LUNCHEON

(Sequim, WA) Nancy Schade, General Manager of the Quality Inn and Suites was honored at a surprise luncheon today. Current employees of the Quality Inn, sister property, the Holiday Inn Express and owners Bret and Trisha Wirta were there to acknowledge her six years of successes and hard work.
Nancy was named Woman of the Year by Choice Hotels International in 2010 and was key to the Quality Inn being named a Choice Hotels Platinum property for the last four years in a row. Also recognized was daughter Jennifer Schade, for her extraordinary customer service and husband Bill Schade, for his skills in helping to keep the hotel looking like new.
Read the FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE...


Bret Wirta Named Runner-Up for SBA Business Person of the Year for Washington State.

At a gala dinner, Bret Wirta of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide was named a runner-up for the prestigious Small Business Person of the Year Award for Washington State. The event, hosted by the Federal Government’s SBA program is the culmination of an almost year-long decision process. Bret Wirta said, "I’m honored to be part of such a innovative, creative and successful group of business owners, but I especially congratulate the winner, Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO, Bramble Berry, Inc. of Bellingham. I’m cheering for Anne-Marie as she competes for the national award in Washington DC."
Wirta also had high praise for the SBA’s loan program and Erik Houser of the Northwest Business Development Agency, Spokane, who administered his loan. "Thanks to the SBA and NWBDA my wife and I built a beautiful hotel and conference center on the Olympic Peninsula and have created over two dozen new jobs. It is organizations like these who are helping our economy grow."
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

Sequim, Wash. (February 16, 2011) - The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Sequim, Wash. was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Quality.
"The Quality Inn & Suites hotel's commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as of the best hotels among the Quality brand," said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. "We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Quality Inn & Suites hotel."
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


Wirta Hospitality Worldwide joins PURE Travel Collaborative

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide joins PURE Travel Collaborative

New member Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center is located in sunny Sequim Washington. Relax on our green-roof veranda or host a gathering in our 2,600 sq. ft conference center, which is powered by 44 solar panels. We are adjacent to the Olympic National Park and the John Wayne Marina so there are plenty of outdoor activities available for you. Here’s how Wirta Hospitality Worldwide demonstrates a commitment to sustainable practices:
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


The Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, recycles soap for Clean the World

The Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, recycles soap for Clean the World

The Quality Inn and Suites was one of the charter members of Clean the World. We recycle all our used soaps and shampoos through CTW. They re-sterilize, repackage and ship to places in need all over the world. CTW has been active helping with Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. It’s good to know that the toiletries you leave behind don’t just end up in landfill but go on to help others!
MORE INFORMATION HERE...


OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

Sequim, WA: Two of the leading hotels on the Olympic Peninsula, The Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center and the Quality Inn and Suites, both in Sequim, WA have joined the Washington State Lodging Association’s Green Program. The hotel’s owner Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide made the announcement on Earth Day 2011.
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...

OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

Wirta said, we’ve pledged to the WSLA to do even more to support the environmental movement through conservation and sustainable tourism. Wirta pledged to continue to develop energy savings programs that have made his hotels conservation leaders on the Olympic Peninsula. Wirta has pledged to win the Energy Star conservation designation for the Quality Inn for the third year in a row...
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

Bret,
I'd be understating the fact if I said your employee Jennifer from your Sequim based Quality Inn, was anything short of exemplary when it comes to due diligence. We left a couple items in our room accidentally, one of which was our, as of yet, unsubmitted tax return we had brought along for review.
For the record, let me just say a couple things,
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


NATURE ART SHOW RAISES $20,000 FOR WASHINGTON’S NATIONAL PARKS
NATURE ART SHOW RAISES $20,000 FOR WASHINGTON NATIONAL PARKS



April 18 – Washington’s National Park Fund’s "Art in the Parks" event March 18 in Seattle raised more than $20,000 to benefit programs at Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.
"I would like to thank all Washington’s National Park Fund supporters who attended the event for their tremendous generosity," said Eleanor Kittelson, Executive Director of Washington’s National Park Fund.
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE...


Lady Washington
HOTEL OWNER
SAILS
TALL SHIP
IN STORM


I have always been fascinated by the Tall Ship Lady Washington. Our official State Ship, she provides education and entertainment as she sails up and down the West Coast. She regularly calls on Port Angeles and the John Wayne marina in Sequim. (She be in Port Angeles on Memorial Day Weekend this year) My family and I watched Seattle's Fourth of July fireworks aboard her. Millions of movie goers recognize her as the HMS Endeavor from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean".

Sailing on Lady Washington-Part One

More stories of exploration and hiking on the Olympic Peninsula here at

ExploreOlympics.com


NEW CRUISE ALLOWS TRAVELRS TO VISIT THE SAN JUANS AND THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA
NEW CRUISE ALLOWS TRAVELRS TO VISIT THE SAN JUANS AND THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA


(Sequim, WA) Having trouble deciding on where to visit in Washington State with your limited time or budget? Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has announced a unique cruise package that combines the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands.
The cruise package includes dinner, entertainment, breakfast and an overnight stay at the new Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center, Sequim, plus a day cruise to Friday Harbor out of nearby John Wayne Marina.
FULL PACKAGE DETAILS HERE!

The first cruise is scheduled for September 23rd / 24th 2011. PRESS RELEASE HERE


WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL PARK FUND, ART IN THE PARKS, MARCH 18, MAGNUSON PARK, SEATTLE
Washington's National Park Fund, Art in the Parks, March 18, Magnuson Park, Seattle


Please join us in supporting Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks at Art in the Parks. Experience the breath-taking beauty of these treasured places as seen through the lens of local nature photographers. Meet the amazing artists who capture such stunning images of our national parks.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

On Friday, March 18, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks from 6 - 9 PM in the casual setting of The Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE!


North Olympic Peninsula selected as one of top 41 to visit . . .The New York Times
Washington’s National Park Fund Welcomes Bret Wirta to Board of Directors


Jan. 26 -- Washington’s National Park Fund is pleased to announce the addition of Bret Wirta to the Board of Directors. Bret brings with him a wide range of experience and leadership in conservation and business.
Bret is currently the owner and CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. Based in Seattle, WHW designs, builds, owns and manages community-inspired hospitality projects....FULL ARTICLE


North Olympic Peninsula selected as one of top 41 to visit . . .The New York Times
North Olympic Peninsula selected as one of top 41 to visit . . .
The New York Times


The North Olympic Peninsula has captured the attention of travel writers everywhere and kicked off the year with a bang, landing the region in a The New York Times' story about "The 41 Places to go in 2011."
Diane Schostak, executive director of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, said 2010 was one of the top years for media exposure, with an estimated value of more than $10 million....FULL ARTICLE


WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DELABARRE & ASSOC., INC.
WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DELABARRE & ASSOC., INC.

(Sequim, WA) Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide announced today that his company had entered into a partnership with Sharon DelaBarre, owner of DelaBarre & Associates, Inc. Wirta said that DelaBarre & Associates will provide a high level of expertise and support for those clients wishing to plan a conference or exhibit at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center here in Sequim....FULL ARTICLE


WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE WINS CHOICE HOTELS ECO-EXCELLENCE AWARD
WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE WINS CHOICE HOTELS ECO- EXCELLENCE AWARD

San Francisco, CA: Bret and Trisha Wirta owners of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, accepted the Choice Hotels International Award for Property Excellence at a gala event in San Francisco last month. The APEX award for Eco-Excellence was awarded to the couple for their efforts toward operating a more sustainable hotel...FULL ARTICLE


Through the American Cancer Society's Patient Lodging Program, local hoteliers are providing vital assistance
Through the American Cancer Society's Patient Lodging Program, local hoteliers are providing vital assistance

Nancy Schade, general manager of the Sequim Quality Inn, said she decided to lend a hand with reduced rates "because I care about people. When you're struggling with an illness, that's hard enough. You don't need to be struggling with these bills, too."....FULL ARTICLE


Making Murals in Las Vegas! Heather spent the last two days in Las Vegas creating a mural
Making Murals in Las Vegas!

Heather spent the last two days in Las Vegas creating a mural...

for the annual International Hotel Groups expo in Las Vegas. While breakout were being held, others vendors filled the expo hall learning about their peers in the service industry....FULL ARTICLE


Update from biologist Patti Happe on the status of the Roosevelt Elk conservation program at Olympic National Park
Update from biologist Patti Happe on the status of the Roosevelt Elk conservation program at Olympic National Park

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has been a sponsor of this program to collar the elk with transmitters so as to better understand their migratory patterns. If you like to learn more how to help conserve elk, marmot or fisher populations in Olympic National Park go to www.wnpf.org.....FULL ARTICLE

Northwest Renaissance man Bruce Brown is an author, website creator and avid mountain biker.
Northwest Renaissance man Bruce Brown is an author, website creator and avid mountain biker.

He wrote the environmental classic "Mountain in the Clouds" almost 30 years ago, calling for removal of the Elwha's two dams, to protect salmon, which is now happening .....FULL ARTICLE

DAMIAN HUMPHREYS WINS CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD
DAMIAN HUMPHREYS WINS CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

Sequim WA: Damian Humphreys, Sales and Market Manager for Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has won the Choice Hotels International Award for Performance Excellence (APEX) for Innovation based on his work at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim.....FULL ARTICLE

Bret Wirta’s remarks dedicating HIE and Conference Center electricity producing solar array:
Bret Wirta’s remarks dedicating HIE and Conference Center electricity producing solar array:

“Thank you all for coming today to the dedication of the Sequim Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center’s new electricity producing solar array....FULL ARTICLE

Power Trip officials say the energy produced from the roof modules is enough to power the hotel’s conference room.

Power Trip officials say the energy produced from roof modules is enough to power the hotel’s conference room.

Sequim Gazette - Sequim’s Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center now greets drivers on U.S. Highway 101 with a sunny glint from its new solar installation...FULL ARTICLE

SUNS’ LIGHT TOUCH, Sequim hotel is Peninsula’s first to get solar
SUNS’ LIGHT TOUCH, Sequim hotel is Peninsula’s first to get solar

Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center is the North Olympic Peninsula’s only lodging establishment to augment power consumption with energy from the sun.....FULL ARTICLE

Sequim hotel Peninsula's first lodge with solar power
Sequim hotel Peninsula's first lodge with solar power

Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center is the North Olympic Peninsula's only lodging establishment to augment power consumption with energy from the sun, says the owner of the company that installed the solar array....FULL ARTICLE

First step in removal of Elwha River dams begins, The Seattle Times
First step in removal of Elwha River dams begins, The Seattle Times

LAKE MILLS, Clallam County WA It doesn't look like much, this bunch of heavy equipment chewing away at an alder forest, but it's actually the start of something big: the largest dam-removal project ever in North America....FULL ARTICLE

THE ELWHA RIVER RETURNING TO LIFE, The Seattle Times
THE ELWHA RIVER RETURNING TO LIFE, The Seattle Times

REMOVAL of two big dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park is amazing because of the scale ofthe demolition project and, simply, because it is finally going to happen.....FULL ARTICLE

Elwha River's coming dam removal has scientists flooded with unknowns
Elwha River's coming dam removal has scientists flooded with unknowns

ELWHA RIVER, Clallam County, From all over the country they came to ponder this river: its gravel, its teal-green waters, its shores and mouth and mostly its future as the site of the largest dam-removal project ever in North America....FULL ARTICLE

HOSPITALITY COMPANY SUPPORTS SEQUIM MUSEUM & ARTS CENTER
HOSPITALITY COMPANY SUPPORTS SEQUIM MUSEUM & ARTS CENTER

(Sequim, WA) CEO and owner of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, Bret Wirta, has joined the Museum & Arts Center of Sequim. In presenting a check for a lifetime membership to Executive Director, Katherine Vollenweider, ....FULL ARTICLE

Grand Opening Remarks-Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Sequim
Grand Opening Remarks-Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Sequim

By Bret Wirta-Owner and CEO Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. Thank you all for coming tonight to the Grand Opening of the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center, Sequim. We are beta testing live streaming technology so welcome to our family, friends and associates far away who are with us via the internet. ....FULL ARTICLE

Expressly a Holiday Inn
Expressly a Holiday Inn

At its grand opening on April 28, owner Bret Wirta cuts the ribbon on the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center. Celebrating the achievement are, front row from left, Trisha Wirta, Christie Rookard, Rebecca and Garrett Wirta, Damian Humphreys, the hotel’s marketing manager; Read the full article as it appeared in the Sequim Gazette, May 5, 2010. ....FULL ARTICLE

lastdamsummer party
Last Dam Summer Party Benefits Olympic National Park

April 29 – Celebrate the final summer of the Elwha River Dams in Olympic National Park at the “LastDamSummer Party” Thursday, May 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the new Holiday Inn Express in Sequim. http://lastdamsummer.org Proceeds from the evening will support education, preservation and protection efforts at Olympic National Park. Tickets are $35 per person. ....FULL ARTICLE

Olympic Theater Arts Gala Fundraiser at the Sequim HIE & Convention Center
Olympic Theater Arts Gala Fundraiser at the Sequim HIE & Convention Center

What is theatre if you can't see the action on stage? Radio. http://olympic-theatre.tripod.com/ This is live theatre and a very important part of live theatre is the sound and lighting systems. To better serve our audiences, we are still "building" our sound and light systems and one part of the Live Auction will be a "Let there be Light" bidding opportunity.....FULL ARTICLE

lastdamsummer party
Last Dam Summer Party

This is the final summer for the Elwha River Dams in Olympic National Park. Share this historic moment at a benefit auction featuring travel packages, artwork, dining opportunities and more. Enjoy entertainment plus fabulous appetizers and desserts highlighting Olympic Culinary Loop Association members. ....FULL ARTICLE

2009 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS-QUALITY INN AND SUITES, SEQUIM
2009 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS-QUALITY INN AND SUITES, SEQUIM

The Sequim, Washington Quality Inn and Suites is a 60-room, limited-service hotel located at River Road Plaza. Quality Inn and Suites is a part of the Choice Hotels International franchise family with the Sequim Quality Inn and Suites owned and operated independently by Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. The hotel’s General Manager is Nancy Schade and Damian Humphreys is the Sales and Marketing Manager. ....FULL ARTICLE

Celebrating a decade of ENERGY STAR buildings
Celebrating a decade of ENERGY STAR buildings

Quality Inn of Sequim is highlighted on page 13 of article

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the first ENERGY STAR ® to a building in 1999, an innovation that has helped bring thousands of organizations in the commercial building market to the forefront of energy efficiency and climate stewardship....FULL ARTICLE

Bill Schade and Bret Wirta receive awards from Choice Hotels
Bill Schade and Bret Wirta receive awards from Choice Hotels

Schade received the Maintenance Service Excellence Award, given to hotels and individuals that surpass a guest's expectations. Wirta, the hotel's owner, received the Eco-Excellence Award for increasing green operations to better the environment....FULL ARTICLE

New hotel gets chic review
New hotel gets chic review

News article from the Sequim Gazette... When the Holiday Inn Express opens at the eastern entrance to Sequim in Mid-November, owner Bret Wirta plans to raise the bar for accommodations in the area...FULL ARTICLE

New hotel to be Conference Center!
New hotel to be Conference Center!

News article from the Peninsula Daily News... To this town's palette as a retirement mecca-lavender capital-elk-stomping grounds, Bret Wirta wants to add convention destination...FULL ARTICLE

Seattle Commercial Real Estate..
Seattle Commercial Real Estate..

Seattle is the No. 1 commercial real-estate investment market in the country for 2009, even though it's in worse shape than a year ago a new forecast concludes...FULL ARTICLE

Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

Bret Wirta, CEO...The Olympic National Park is a World Heritage Site so we have been very interested in ways to increase our guest stays through sustainable tourism...FULL ARTICLE

Sequim Hotel In the Top 10!
Sequim Hotel In the Top 10!

It is official; the Quality Inn & Suites, Sequim is one of the best Quality(R) brand hotels worldwide. Quality Inns around the world were rated for cleanliness, service...FULL ARTICLE

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