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Press Release – August 8, 2011

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CEDARBROOK LODGE APPOINTS TASHA SAWABINI AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SALES

SEATTLE – (August 8, 2011) - Cedarbrook Lodge, 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 pleased to announce the appointment of Tasha Sawabini as Associate Director of Sales.

As Associate Director of Sales, Sawabini will prospect, solicit and confirm business within market segmentations designated to meet or exceed established goals for rooms, food and beverage, and ancillary revenue. She will be responsible for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty while effectively blending customer needs, wants and expectations within those of the hotel. Sawabini will assume a leadership role for the department in the absence of the Director of Sales.

“We are excited to welcome Tasha to our team in this new role,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “The skills and experience she brings will greatly contribute to our continued growth as a premier conference, business and leisure hotel.”

Cedarbrook Lodge first welcomed Sawabini in December 2010 as a contract sales manager. Prior to that, she was the chef and owner of Elegant Gourmet Catering and Tasha’s Bistro Café in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. From 2000 to 2009, she was the National Account Director for Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Sawabini is a founding member of the Rat Cty Rollergirls roller derby team and a volunteer for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, biking and other outdoor activities, reading, cooking and traveling.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge or to make a reservation, visit http://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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