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Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

By Paul Schlienz   Welcome to Member Spotlight. This new regular feature from the Washington Hospitality Association will focus on our members and the great things they are doing for

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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling

ACTION ALERT – Employers, This One’s for You: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules.

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Weekly Update: The 2019 Legislative Session is On

The 2019 Legislative Session is On The 2019 Legislative Session began Monday, Jan. 14, and is scheduled to run 105 days. During this time, the Legislature will craft a new

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Weekly Update: #Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28

#Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28 Are you ready to tell your legislators #whyichoosehospitality? Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s our association’s largest grassroots

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Weekly Update: Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional

Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Seattle’s Initiative 124 was unconstitutional because it violates the single-subject rule. The city has

Industry News

Industry executives look ahead to 2019

REPORT FROM THE U.S.—The year isn’t over yet, but executives from public companies on third-quarter earnings calls were sharing what they expect to see in 2019. There are headwinds ahead for some hotel brand companies and real estate investment trusts, but the overall tone on calls in regards to next year was positive. (Hotel News Now)

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The fast-food CEO who took over Burger King when he was 32 explains how to find and develop young talent, and how to rise in your own career

Daniel Schwartz is the CEO of Restaurant Brands International, which owns Burger King, Tim Horton’s, and Popeyes. Schwartz started at the investment firm 3G Capital, which appointed him CFO as Burger King before promoting him to CEO of the company in 2013, when he was only 32. (Business Insider)

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Eateries, retailers compete for holiday help

The labor crunch is only going to get worse as Thanksgiving and Christmas loom, and restaurants and retailers across the U.S. are tossing out perks to fill their workforce holes before the holiday rush. In the Washington D.C. area, cooks at Clyde’s Restaurant Group eateries can now clock out, grab a seat at the bar and get a 25-percent discount on oysters and wine. (Bloomberg)

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Starbucks to cut 5% of its corporate workforce

Starbucks is laying off 5 percent of its corporate workforce, according to a memo obtained by CNBC. The coffee giant had previously indicated it would cut non-retail employees as it shakes up its organizational structure. (CNBC)

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Restaurant Prices are Rising, and Traffic is Declining

As this past month’s restaurant results suggest, the industry’s health is in a better place than it was a year ago. It’s far from a full recovery, though. (QSR)

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Marriott CEO: Don’t Worry About Our Soft Third Quarter

Like many of its hotel peers, Marriott International saw a relatively softer third quarter in terms of its domestic revenue per available room (RevPAR), but CEO Arne Sorenson isn’t letting the “sobering” third quarter numbers distract him or his team from the bigger tasks at hand — continuing the success of Marriott’s integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Nor will Marriott view the softer performance as an indication that more challenging times lie ahead for the overall economy. (Skift)

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Marriott maintains small-company values

David Marriott says his family’s hotel company has always placed importance on its people. “My granddad was always late to meetings because he might be talking with a housekeeper about her personal problems. (Hotel News Now)