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Press Release – November 23, 2011

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CEDARBROOK LODGE HIRES NEW ROOMS DIVISION MANAGER

Ousmane Diop, Rooms Division Manager at Cedarbrook Lodge

Ousmane Diop, Rooms Division Manager

SEATTLE – (November 23, 2011) - Adding to its award-winning team, Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle is pleased to announce the hiring of Ousmane Diop as the quintessentially Northwest hotel’s rooms division manager.

“It’s a privilege to welcome Ousmane to our team,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “His management experience in the industry and desire to provide the best guest experiences make him a great asset to Cedarbrook.”

Diop’s responsibilities at Cedarbrook include front desk management; guest reservations and satisfaction; valet, bell and door services; housekeeping management; and assistance with the development of Cedarbrook’s guest service staff training programs.

Most recently, Diop worked at The Westin Seattle as the front office and service express manager, where he was responsible for various business and operations initiatives for the award-winning 891-room hotel, including forecasting, staff training and scheduling, management of suppliers and vendors, and events management. Diop also served as Chair of the Guest Satisfaction Index (GSI) committee.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Diop double majored in agribusiness and geosciences with minors in management and travel and tourism.

Cedarbrook Lodge is ranked the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM list and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. Thoughtfully located on 18 acres of restored wetlands, just five minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown, Cedarbrook is Seattle’s premier business and leisure hotel. The quintessentially Northwest hotel offers 104 guest rooms, more than 24,000 square feet of event and meetings space, an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Copperleaf, signature complimentary guest amenities and more.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge or to make a reservation, visithttp://www.CedarbrookLodge.com or call (206) 901-9268.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM 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, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.

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