Hotel 1000 Acknowledged as ‘Fine Hotel’ in Exclusive American Express Program

Premier luxury destination in downtown Seattle recognized as member of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts Program

SEATTLE – (April 2009) – Hotel 1000, downtown Seattle’s premier luxury destination, is now recognized as a member of American Express’ exclusive “Fine Hotels & Resorts” program.

The “Fine Hotels & Resorts” program includes 600 of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. Premier destinations included in the program offer Business Platinum Cardholders access to special upgrades and amenities at all the locations on the list. Key distinguishing factors of Hotel 1000 include its high-tech amenities, unique architecture, authentic Northwest cuisine and captivating setting.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of only three hotels in Washington included in this exclusive program,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, general manager, Hotel 1000.

Boasting a multi-million dollar technology infrastructure, Hotel 1000 is the industry leader for state-of-the-art services and personalized guest room amenities, including an intelligent private bar, touch screen VoIP phones, ambiance controls and 40-inch LCD televisions with virtual surround sound and dual performance capabilities as computer screen, digital art gallery and Satellite radio.

In addition, Hotel 1000 and IdentityMine partnered to release one of the first customized versions of the latest Microsoft Surface applications. IdentityMine designed, developed and installed the customized applications for Microsoft Surface specifically for Hotel 1000, which features more than 100 Points of Interest, a Card Reader for guests’ digital cameras and a custom music selection.

Hotel 1000, open in downtown Seattle since June 26, 2006, features 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, The Spaahh and The Golf Club. At Hotel 1000, genuine, caring, personalized service enabled by leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations redefines the luxury experience. Hotel 1000 offers unexpected pleasures, distinctive amenities, anticipative service and a customized experience tailored to any occasion. Located at 1000 First Ave. at the corner of Madison Street, Hotel 1000 is steps away from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district and lively and historic Pioneer Square. For more information, please visit www.hotel1000seattle.com.

Seattle-based Hotel 1000 is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging, operating the Northwest’s premier collection of boutique hotels. Among its other exquisite properties in the Northwest are Alderbrook Resort & Spa (Hood Canal); Hotel 1000 (downtown Seattle); Willows Lodge (Woodinville); and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa (Kirkland). Other MTM luxury properties from coast to coast include The Liberty Hotel (Boston) and Bardessono (Napa Valley). Without exception, MTM managed hotels are among the very best in the markets they serve. www.mtmluxurylodging.com.

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