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Press Release – September 4, 2012

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Seattle’s quintessentially Northwest business and leisure hotel hires new catering sales manager

Zahra Zargar, Catering Sales Manager at Cedarbrook Lodge

Zahra Zargar, Catering Sales Manager at Cedarbrook Lodge

SEATTLE – (September 4, 2012) - Seattle’s award-winning Cedarbrook Lodge announces the appointment of Zahra Zargar as catering sales manager of the quintessentially Northwest business and leisure hotel.

“Zahra’s experience and enthusiasm for providing exceptional guest service for groups and catering set her apart as an incredible asset to the Cedarbrook team,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “I’m confident in Zahra’s abilities to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations for one-of-a-kind events, especially as the demand for our corporate meetings, special events, and group catering department services continues to increase.”

In her role as catering sales manager, Zargar is responsible for the oversight, including sales and planning, of all corporate events and meetings, as well as the development of business relationships and solicitation of new client accounts.

Zargar brings more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality and catering industries, including positions as a sales and training manager, restaurant consultant, guest services trainer, and catering and convention services manager. In addition to her two bachelors of science degrees in microbiology and hospitality management, Zargar is currently finishing a certificate in project management. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, practicing yoga and trying new cuisine and restaurants with friends.

Cedarbrook Lodge 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. At Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, Cedarbrook’s award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, guests can enjoy flavors of the Northwest prepared by Executive Chef Mark Bodinet and his culinary team.

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, including details about special offers and upcoming events, visit For more information about Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, including hours, menus and special events, visit

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 & Bar, 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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