Three Columbia Hospitality Properties Recognized in the CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER 2018 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Salish Lodge & Spa, Heathman Hotel Kirkland, and Cedarbrook Lodge receive prestigious honor

SEATTLE, Wash. (October 9, 2018)Columbia Hospitality is pleased to announce that three of its hotels and resorts have earned 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, recognizing them among the very best in the world. The prestigious list named Salish Lodge & Spa (Snoqualmie, Wash.) as the “#1 Resort in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska,” The Heathman Hotel (Kirkland, Wash.) as the “#7 Hotel in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska,” and Cedarbrook Lodge (SeaTac, Wash.) as the “#12 Hotel in Seattle.”


As one of the longest-running and most admired awards for excellence in the travel industry, the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by the opinions of nearly half a million magazine readers from around the world.


“We are beyond thrilled that properties we manage continue to be recognized on a global scale as among the best destinations in the world,” said Columbia Hospitality CEO John Oppenheimer. “This award exemplifies the consistently high level of personalized service and hospitality that we provide to our guests day in and out, which is made possible by our amazing team members. Accolades like this are a true testament to their commitment and dedication, and I couldn’t be prouder.”


This year marks the twelfth consecutive year that Salish Lodge & Spa has received recognition on this prestigious annual list, though the first year the property has topped the charts in the #1 position. This year is the second time The Heathman Hotel Kirkland has made the list, and the very first time for Cedarbrook Lodge.


The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16.


For more information on Columbia Hospitality and its hotel and resort portfolio, please visit


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About The Heathman Hotel Kirkland

The Heathman Hotel is a 91-room, upscale boutique hotel in downtown Kirkland, Wash. Located in the heart of the city with a neighborhood feel, The Heathman is steps away from Marina Park on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, and is close to Seattle and Bellevue. The hotel features permanent and rotating fine art throughout its public spaces, as well as custom artwork in guestrooms. Trellis Restaurant, the onsite 90-seat restaurant and bar, offers a lively atmosphere and seasonally crafted menus. The independent, full-service hotel and restaurant add to the appeal of fast-growing and vibrant Kirkland. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 888-264-5494 or visit


About Cedarbrook Lodge

Situated on 11 lush acres and surrounded by seven additional acres of natural wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge is an unexpected urban oasis unlike any other destination. Located less than five minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, it is the perfect blend of convenience and escape. Each of the 167 guestrooms and suites at Cedarbrook Lodge offers comfort and tranquility, while the inspired meeting and event spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the natural Northwest setting. Cedarbrook is also home to the award-winning Copperleaf Restaurant, where sustainability and superior locally grown foods are celebrated. The Spa at Cedarbrook is no exception to the hotel’s intimate setting and is known for utilizing petrified wood’s healing properties in treatments. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 877-515-2176 or visit


About Salish Lodge & Spa

Consistently ranked among the best small resorts in the world, Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Every guest experience is inspired by its surroundings in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Honey and herbs from the lodge’s own apiary and garden appear in treatments at the world-renowned spa, as well as the locally sourced Northwest fare and libations in The Dining Room and The Attic. Each of its 86 guestrooms has a fireplace, comfortable seating and an oversized soaking tub or an oversized shower with dual showerheads. A stunning destination for weddings, special occasions or meetings, Salish Lodge & Spa offers an array of indoor and outdoor spaces for a truly unique event. The resort is located 30 minutes east of downtown Seattle and within 40 minutes of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Salish Lodge & Spa is owned by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and managed by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information or reservations, please call 800-2-SALISH or visit


About Columbia Hospitality

Columbia Hospitality (Columbia) is a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company that was established in 1995 by founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. Columbia’s growing portfolio includes award-winning hotels, public and private golf facilities, conference centers and distinctive venues. Columbia creates exceptional experiences for guests and team members while achieving phenomenal results for property owners. With over 20 years of proven success in management, Columbia has also consulted on over 100 hospitality projects worldwide, delivering a high level of customized service to partners and investors. For more information about Columbia and to view the entire portfolio, visit


About Condé Nast Traveler

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel, with six National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014, and has earned four Webby Awards since 2015. To learn more, visit


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