Grab your ripped jeans and tuxedo jackets—Seattle Hotel Association’s 20th Annual “Evening of Hope” presented by Delta Air Lines is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. This year’s Beverly Hillbillies-inspired theme is “Denim to Diamonds,” featuring a blend of high society and hoedown.

The Seattle Hotel Association created the “Evening of Hope” gala in 1996 to showcase the organization’s effort to make a difference for people in the community. To date, the association has raised more than $5.4 million for local charities. This year’s gala benefits Mary’s Place, an organization that empowers homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives by providing day and night shelter, nourishment, healing and hope.

The gala will also honor the Bartell family. Bartell's is the oldest and largest family-owned drugstore chain in the nation. The family-run company provides jobs for more than 1,800 employees.

Here’s the skinny on the event:

GRAND GALA TICKETS: Priced at $350 per person, Gala tickets are available by visiting the Seattle Hotel Association website or by calling event director Suzanne Hight at 206.236.6167.

HIGH SOCIETY SALOON HOUR: Priced at $100 per person, this ticket includes entrance to the social and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting the Seattle Hotel Association website or by calling event director Suzanne Hight at 206.236.6167.

Participating Sponsors: Jay and Terry Ackley, Aramark, Bartell Drugs, Clipper Vacations, Columbia Bank, Delta Air Lines, Gravity Payments, Holland America Line, Henbart Commercial Real Estate, K&H Printers, KeyBank, KING 5 TV, Maserati of Seattle, Parker Smith & Feek, Seattle magazine, Starbucks, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, Vertical Bridge, W.G. Clark Construction Company.

Visit Seattle, in partnership with the King County government, will host “Cloudbreak: Seattle’s Revive Live Music Fest,” in support of Seattle’s music community. 


The Addition, also known as Summit, at the Seattle Convention Center (recently renamed from the Washington State Convention Center) is making steady progress toward completion. With only months of construction remaining, interior details are quickly taking shape. In other progress, construction has begun on the codevelopment office project by its new owner, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (HPP).


Ideal for events ranging from birthday dinners to corporate meetings, Spinasse’s newly acquired and renovated room with a private entrance sits on Pine Street in Seattle, adjacent to the restaurant’s main entryway on 14th Ave. The intimate and charming private dining room can seat up to 40 people and offers special events throughout the year from cooking classes to winemaker lunches.