• Magnolia Hotel & Spa Unveils New Lobby for Spring

     
    POSTED April 30, 2017
     

Magnolia Hotel & Spa's lobby renovations are officially complete.

Victoria-based design Sandy Nygaard worked to bring a timeless design to create a classic yet contemporary space for guests. The design includes detailed drapery, carpet and furnishings.

“The lobby is our living room,” says Bill Lewis, general manager. “We want guests to feel at home here, whether reading by the fire, working on their laptops or sitting back to sip a tea or coffee. This makeover will make it even more inviting.”

Nygaard designed the carpet herself with a hand-drawn design featuring magnolia flowers and greens including greys and taupe. New light fixtures were added to provide a welcoming ambience for guests. Furniture was rearranged to create a more open feel.

A new feature to the lobby is a coffee bar open 24 hours a day providing a functional and sophisticated space.

The hotel’s bedrooms were refurbished in 2013; the hallways were renovated in 2016.

Adam Stewart joins Yakima Valley Tourism as communications and travel trade manager, and Michael Franson is the new sports development manager. Stewart will work with travel media and attend industry trade shows to further elevate Yakima and the Yakima Valley as a place to visit, do business, and live. Franson will be working with sporting organizations, the local hospitality community, and venues to bring sports tournaments and events to the Yakima Valley.

 

Following a nationwide search, Visit Seattle and the board of directors have announced that Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME (Fellow Certified Destination Marketing Executive) will serve as its president and CEO. She will be Visit Seattle’s first female chief, replacing longtime leader Tom Norwalk, who retired earlier this spring.

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom.