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Press Release – Sept. 25, 2013

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Masab El-Himri, Director of RoomsMasab El-Himri; image courtesy Cedarbrook Lodge

SEATTLE – Sept. 25, 2013 – The award-winning Cedarbrook Lodge has hired Masab El-Himri as director of rooms of the quintessentially Northwest business and leisure hotel.

As Director of Rooms, El-Himri is responsible for managing Cedarbrook’s rooms division, which includes the front desk, staffing and guest room operations.

“Masab has significant experience that will be very valuable to our team here at Cedarbrook,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “We continually strive for excellence on all levels, and I’m confident that Masab will help us to consistently provide the highest level of guest satisfaction at Cedarbrook.”

El-Himri comes to Cedarbrook Lodge from his most recent position as Service Express Manager of The Westin Seattle, where he managed more than 75 associates including valets, luggage attendants, room service attendants, operators and dispatchers. His previous experience from The Westin Seattle also includes Front Office Manager and Front Office Supervisor, as well as Guest Service Agent and Night Audit at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

Located less than five minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Cedarbrook Lodge is situated on 18 acres of restored wetlands and features 104 guestrooms and suites. Cedarbrook offers sustainably focused hotel operations, guest services and amenities including electric vehicle charging stations, onsite compositing and Green Seal certified cleaning products. Cedarbrook is a 2013 TripAdvisor® Platinum GreenLeader and is also rated the No. 1 Top-Flight Airport Hotel by TripAdvisor. It was previously ranked 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. Additionally in 2011, Gayot named Cedarbrook’s farm-to-table dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, a Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. and Seattle Magazine readers named it the Best Restaurant to open in 2010.

For more information about Cedarbrook, including banquet and catering services, special events and current overnight packages, visit or call 206-901-9268.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 Top-Flight Airport Hotel by TripAdvisor®, the No. 1 hotel in the world on the 2011 Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List, No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the 2011 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Awards, and a 2013 TripAdvisor® Platinum GreenLeader, 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 Rewards™, 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 Rewards™, 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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