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Press Release – June 11, 2012

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COASTAL HOTEL GROUP’S “LODGE” PROPERTIES AWARDED CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
Cedarbrook Lodge and Lodge on the Desert recognized for superior guest ratings and experiences by TripAdvisor®

Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle and Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz.

From left: Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle and Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz.

SEATTLE – (June 11, 2012) - Coastal Hotel Group, a Seattle-based hospitality management company, announces that two of its properties, Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle and Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz., were awarded TripAdvisor® Certificates of Excellence. This award is given annually to hotels that have earned and maintained ratings of four or higher on the travel website.

“It’s an honor to have both Cedarbrook Lodge and Lodge on the Desert recognized with this prestigious award,” said Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotel Group. “TripAdvisor is accepted as the No.1 hotel review site and these ratings validate our efforts to provide guests with the best possible experience.”

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is based on comments and ratings left by travelers and TripAdvisor users around the world. Cedarbrook Lodge has maintained a 5-out-of-5 rating and Lodge on the Desert has maintained a 4.5-out-of-5 rating, earning both boutique properties their respective awards.

“Cedarbrook Lodge was a great place to stay and be rejuvenated,” said a TripAdvisor traveler from Manasquan, N.J. “I parked my car and never left. It was very peaceful and not your typical hotel experience, it was so much better!”

Cedarbrook Lodge is located in Seattle on 18 acres of restored wetlands and offers 104 guest rooms and suites, valet and self-parking, as well as extensive meeting space including more than 18,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 14 banquet and meeting rooms, and 5,500 square feet of outdoor event space. Guests can also enjoy farm-to-table dining at Copperleaf Restaurant, an intimate, award-winning 30-seat restaurant featuring sustainable, locally sourced northwest cuisine. Cedarbrook Lodge was the winner of the TripAdvisor 2011 Traveler’s Choice Award and was also rated No. 1 hotel in the U.S., No. 2 Bargain in the U.S., No. 6 Best Service in the U.S. and No. 17 hotel in the world.

“The Lodge on the Desert is a very nice place to stay.” said a TripAdvisor traveler from Phoenix, Ariz. “The rooms were very clean and I felt like I was walking into a spa upon entering my room!”

Lodge on the Desert is Tucson’s newest boutique hotel. Following a $15 million renovation and expansion in 2009, charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. Reigning Tucson Iron Chef Ryan Clark blends flavors from America’s melting pot with cooking techniques both traditional and unconventional to be savored in the restaurant, on the patio and in the bar. With event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. The hotel’s mid-town location, less than five minutes from the University of Arizona, is convenient to major area attractions, cultural and performing arts, abundant shopping, dining and host of recreational activities.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, visit http://www.cedarbrooklodge.com/. For more information about Lodge on the Desert, visit http://www.lodgeonthedesert.com/.

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 Lodge on the Desert
Originally a family residence, Lodge on the Desert first opened for business in 1936. Following a $15 million renovation and expansion, this 103-room boutique hotel situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, Ariz., appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 150 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small meetings and intimate social gatherings. Lodge on the Desert is located at 306 North Alvernon Road, just north of Broadway Boulevard, near to The University of Arizona, University Medical Center, Reid Park and Tucson International Airport. Lodge on the Desert 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) 498-6776. Contact Lodge on the Desert directly at (520) 320-2000 or visit http://www.LodgeontheDesert.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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