Director of Sales & Marketing
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 "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 - 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"
Willows Lodge Wins Silver Medal in Prestigious 2019 Stella Awards for Best Boutique Property - Far West Region
NOVEMBER 4, 2019 - WOODINVILLE, WA —Willows Lodge announced today that the hotel has won the silver medal in the 3rd Annual Stella Awards for the Best Boutique Property, Far West Region from Northstar Meetings Group. The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry. The program distinguishes suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. Winners include the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized for delivering exceptional meeting experiences as Best Boutique Property in the Far West Region,” said Denny Fitzpatrick GM, Willows Lodge. “The Stella Award is a seal of excellence, reflecting all the hard work and passion our team puts into creating a memorable experience for every group we host here at Willows Lodge.”
Winners were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.This year, nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 508 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. There were a total of 278 total winners and finalists for 2019.
After nominations closed in April 2019, finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period during which nearly 10,000 unique votes were tallied. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.
“The real value of the Stellas is not just to those who are being recognized for their excellence, but to the tens of thousands of other planners who look to their peers for recommendations and advice,” said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher, Northstar Meetings Group. “The Stellas provide an objective, curated and credible majority view on the best of the best in the meetings industry.”
All Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special section in the November 2019 issues of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.
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 5000 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 surrounding landscape. www.willowslodge.com
Anne Taylor Hartzell
For Willows Lodge