King County Hiring Event a Big Success

King County Hiring Event a Big Success

Washington Hospitality Association’s King County Hiring Event a Big Success

May 5 was a big day for hospitality employers and job-seekers in King County. Washington Hospitality Association’s Hiring Event connected King County citizens with opportunities in the hospitality industry, and employers with ready-to-work candidates. More than 100 people attended and 86 people found jobs with the 17 employers that were involved. For more information, contact Roxanne Lomeli.


Washington Hospitality Association Helps Fight Human Trafficking

We are proud to announce the launch of Washington Hospitality Against Trafficking, an initiative within our Education Foundation, dedicated to eliminating the presence of human trafficking from within the hospitality industry.  Our chief partner in this ongoing struggle is Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST). Through June, we are proud to offer our members a 15 percent discount on BEST training with code WHAEF17S. Please follow Washington Hospitality Against Trafficking on Facebook, on Instagram @wa_againsttrafficking and at David Faro on LinkedIn for exciting updates about our work. If you’d like to learn more about BEST and its origins as the leader in training hotels to fight trafficking visit


Short Term Rental Legislation Delayed in Walla Walla

After finalizing short-term rental legislation in April, the Walla Walla City Council has delayed a vote until July. The council is allowing time to add in another work session before the vote. This legislation will add more health requirements to rentals, require a $150 fee to register as a rental each year and are subject to all local lodging taxes that a normal lodging establishment would pay. More information on this legislation can be found here. For more information, contact Wendy Hughes.



Spokane Hospitality Summit, May 22

Register today for the first-ever Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America. Get ready to get engaged with an information packed afternoon filled with a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and a one-stop-shop trade show for all your business’ needs. Attendee cost is $30. Tickets can be purchased at The event will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, May 22, 12:30-5:30 p.m. And be sure to check out our great new app that will help you navigate this event


Register for Seattle Hotel Association’s Golf Tourney

The Seattle Hotel Association’s annual golf tournament is at 12 p.m. on June 6 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Proceeds will benefit Chief Sealth International High School’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism. This year, the Association is partnering with Visit Seattle to support this great cause. Register today and come play and network June 6. For more information, contact Jillian Henze.


Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 6

You won’t want to miss the Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament on June 6, at Wandermere Golf Course. Afternoon Shotgun starts 1 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Registration is $105 per person. Register here for players and sponsorships. Questions? Contact or 208.244.0601.


Tacoma Hospitality Summit, June 12

Mark your calendars for the Tacoma Hospitality Summit, June 12, 12:30-5 p.m., at the Hotel Murano. For more information, visit



Eye on Hospitality: Increase in Tourism a Boon for Restaurants and Hotels

What’s good for tourism is good for hospitality, and what’s good for hospitality is good for tourism. And tourism’s prospects are looking good for 2017. Read more…


Craftworks Coffee, Steelhead Diner, Blueacre and Orfeo on DineNW Radio Show – Now Online!

Don’t miss this week’s DineNW radio show, now online. Andy Cook and Paul Schlienz interview Eric Smith of Seattle’s Craftworks Coffee. Ross Boylan then joins Paul to chat with Kevin Davis, co-owner of three Seattle restaurants – Steelhead Diner, Blueacre and Orfeo.