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Press Release – May 31, 2011

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Quintessentially Northwest hotel makes the top hotels list two years in a row, takes No. 1 spot for 2011

Expedia Insiders' Select 2011

SEATTLE – (May 31, 2011) - Seattle is home to the No.1 rated hotel in the world, according to Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company. The quintessentially Northwest Cedarbrook Lodge, a business and leisure hotel located on 18 acres of lush restored wetlands in Seattle, has been named the No. 1 hotel in the world on Expedia’s 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM list.

“This recognition from Expedia users is indeed a thrill for all Cedarbrook Lodge associates,” said Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotel Group. “Receiving this award is a true honor and we look forward to providing many more guests Cedarbrook’s signature service and amenities.”

The full list represents 500 of Expedia’s top-ranked hotels selected from more than 130,000 properties offered by Expedia. More than 150 Expedia travelers from around the world have recommended Cedarbrook and collectively gave the hotel an overall satisfaction rating of 4.9 on a scale from one (poor) to five (excellent).

Reviewers described Cedarbrook as “very nice, with a park-like setting,” “terrific respite from typical business hotel,” and “super place to stay outside of [downtown] Seattle.”

In addition to the Expedia award, Cedarbrook is rated the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. on the 2011 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Awards. Cedarbrook was also included in Expedia’s 2010 Insiders’ Select list.

Cedarbrook Lodge, a sustainable business and leisure hotel, is conveniently located just five minutes from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 18 acres of lush restored wetlands. With 104 guestrooms and suites, Cedarbrook is a dynamic collaboration of tranquility and technology. Signature complimentary guest amenities include 24-hour snacks featuring Haagen Dazs ice cream, malted milk balls, bottled water and more; Northwest continental breakfast; WiFi; guest parking; and shuttles to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, SoundTransit Central Link light rail and Amtrak Tukwila stations.

The 2011 Expedia Insiders’ Select list was based on more than 500,000 annual guest reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and local market expertise of more than 500 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties. For more information or to view the entire list, visit

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge or to make a reservation at best available rates always, visit or call (877) 515-2176.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards and No. 1 hotel in the world in the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM list, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at (206) 901-9268 or visit

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit


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