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Willows Lodge

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Press Coverage

Apr. 2020 - 425 Business - 2020 IDEA Awards

Feb. 2020 - 425 magazine - Happening Hotels 

Feb/Mar 2020 - 1889 Washington's magazine - Lodging for every Travel Personality

Jan. 2020 - Seattle Times - Corporate Getaways: 11 Resorts for your next Seattle-area Company Retreat

Dec. 2020 - Alaska Beyond - Festive Fruit Desserts

Nov. 2019 - Cruise Critic - 10 Reasons to Stay in Seattle Before Your Alaska Cruise

Nov. 2019 - 425magazine.com - Sip & Savor: Wine and Thanksgiving

Nov. 2019 - SeattleMet.com - Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Dinner Fix This Year

Oct. 2019 - Msn.com - The Best Restaurant to Celebrate a Special Occasion in Your State.

Sept. 2019 - 425magazine.com "New Wine Director at Willows Lodge"

Aug. 2019 - Town & Country Mag.com ‚Äč"Why Wine Lovers Flock to Washington State

Aug. 2019 - Forbes.com "Is Washington the Most Underrated Wine Region in the World?"

May 2019 - DailyBlender.com. "Adventures Through Woodinville Wine Country"

May 2019 - Seattle magazine,  "A Quick Day Trip Takes Wine Lovers to the Tasting Rooms of Woodinville"

Apr. 2019 - 1889 magazine, "Trip Planner - Bellevue, Kirkland and Woodinville"

Feb. 2019 - Red Tricycle, "Last Hurrah: 10 Babymoon Destinations you can drive to"

Feb. 2019 - Seattle Times, "13 fun places to go for team-building experiences in the Seattle area."

Feb./Mar. 2019 - 1889 Washington's Magazine, "Local Luxury Resorts"

Jan. 2019 - Red Tricycle, "The Great Escape: 11 Local Mom Getaways to Book Now"

Jan. 2019 - 425 magazine, "A Gin-Uine Collaboration"

Jan. 2019 - Harpers Bazaar UK, "The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Seattle"

Dec. 2018 - Fodors Travel, "Seattle's Wine Country Is Where Grownups Go to Party"

Dec. 2018 - Wine Enthusiast, "Eating and Drinking in Walla Walla and Woodinville, Washington"

Dec. 2018 - 7x7, "Winter Getaway: A Weekend in the Seattle Wine Town of Woodinville, Washington"

Dec. 2018 - Sip Northwest, "Recipe: The Barking Frog's Apple Brown Butter Cake"

Dec. 2018 - Seattle Met New Year's Eve Guide, "Where To Dine Out on New Year's Eve"

Dec. 2018 - Seattle Met Christmas Guide, "Where to Dine on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Around Seattle"

Dec. 2018 - Maple Leopard Blog, "A Weekend in Woodinville, WA: Where To Stay, Eat & Play"

Nov. 2018 - KING 5 News, "Washington State's Best Holiday Staycations"

Sept. 2018 - Cycling Cicerone Blog 

July 2018 - Puget Sound Business Journal, "Patti Payne: Willows Lodge Soars in Competitive Environment"

June 2018 - KING 5 Evening, "Sip in Summer with these Washngtron Made Rose Wines"

June 2018 - Forbes, "Get In Line for Crush Time in Woodinville, Washington"

June 2018 - Q13FOX - "Ellen Tailor Previews the Experience Woodinville Festival"

Press Releases


Willows Lodge Promotes Anthony Berkau to Lodge Manager

Woodinville, WA - Willows Lodge announced today the promotion of Anthony Berkau to Lodge Manager.  Within his new role, Anthony will continue to oversee the Food and Beverage team and provide operational strength, strategic proficiency, and people leadership expertise across all operational units at Willows Lodge.

"Tony has developed and honed his leadership skills and abilities tremendously since he joined the Willows family in January of 2014 as Restaurant/Wine Manager," said Denny Fitzpatrick General Manager and Managing Director, Willows Lodge.  "Tony's leadership will help us further our commitment to exceptional service across all of our operations as the favorite getaway in the Pacific Northwest."

Prior to his role as Lodge Manager, Anthony served as Director of Food and Beverage.  Anthony joined Willows Lodge in 2014 and was quickly promoted to Director of Restaurant Outlets in August of 2014 and was quickly promoted to Director of Restaurant Outlets in August of 2014.  He was then promoted to Director of Food & Beverage in September 2015 due to his ability to drive positive change, elevated guest service scores and achievement of record breaking revenues.  Anthony has more than 20 years experience in the food and beverage and hotel industry.

"I'm thrilled to expand my role at Willows Lodge and work closely with Denny to continue to protect and cultivate the incredible culture we've built here at Willows Lodge," said Anthony Berkau, Lodge  Manager at Willows Lodge.  "Our operational mission is to ensure every interaction a guest has with us - from the front desk, to food and beverage, spa and catering is seamless and continues to exceed guest expectations."

About Willows Lodge
Willows Lodge, a Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country just outside of Seattle, features 84 luxury guest rooms, a full-service spa and more than 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting/event space.  All of the space features windows and an abundance of natural lighting.  Many of the rooms also boast outdoor patios and/or fireplaces to add to the ambiance. Executive Chef Bobby Moore's modern American cuisine with a focus on locally sourced ingredients at Barking Frog reflects the seasonal and organic produce found in Puget Sound, and is artfully paired with an extensive list of Washington wines.  Willows Lodge also boasts Fireside Lounge, offering a casual and sophisticated atmosphere tucked away in the lobby with an outdoor patio overlooking the expansive surround landscape.  www.willowslodge.com