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Press Release – July 26, 2011

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KENDAL LUND JOINS AWARD-WINNING CULINARY TEAM AT CEDARBROOK LODGE IN SEATTLE

SEATTLE – (July 26, 2011) - Adding to its award-winning culinary team, Cedarbrook Lodge, the No. 1 hotel in the world, is pleased to welcome Kendal Lund as food and beverage manager of the quintessentially Northwest hotel.

Working closely with Cedarbrook’s Culinary Director Roy Breiman, Lund oversees the Copperleaf Restaurant dining room and is responsible for developing banquet and catering events, as well as support for the farm-to-table restaurant’s partnerships with local wineries, distilleries and breweries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kendal back to our team,” said Breiman. “His vision for the restaurant and passion for exceptional guest service make him a great addition to our award-winning program.”

Lund was the service captain at Cedarbrook and oversaw the opening of Copperleaf in 2010. Prior to rejoining the Cedarbrook team, Lund spent time at Seastar Restaurant in Seattle, where he partook in sommelier classes with Seastar’s wine director Eric Liedholm. Lund previously worked at Salish Lodge and Spa in Snoqualmie, Wash.

Lund graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature. During his time there, he was active in the University’s Dream Project and mentored high school students to prepare them for the college admission process. The Issaquah native now resides in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, where he spends his free time supporting local art, music and literary events.

Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ Select® List and the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is located on 18 acres of restored wetlands in Seattle. Its farm-to-table restaurant, Copperleaf, was named a Top 10 New Restaurant by Gayot, as well as Best New Restaurant to open in 2010 by Seattle Magazine readers. Focusing on nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of its guests, Copperleaf strives to set a model of responsible and sustainable culinary practices by utilizing concepts such as onsite farming, mushroom harvesting, composting, water reclamation, as well as sourcing meat, dairy and produce from local ranchers, farmers and artisans.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge or to make a reservation, visithttp://www.CedarbrookLodge.com or call (877) 515-2176.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ Select® List and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, 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 http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

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 http://www.CoastalHotels.com.

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