Hotel 1000 Recognized by Travel + Leisure in 2009 “World’s Best Awards”

Premier luxury destination in downtown Seattle included as one of Travel + Leisure’s “Top 50 Large City Hotels” in the United States and Canada based on readers’ poll

SEATTLE – (July 2009) – Hotel 1000, downtown Seattle’s premier luxury destination, was recognized by Travel + Leisure in its annual “World’s Best Awards” for 2009, based on readers’ polls. Hotel 1000 was ranked number 16 on the “Top 50 Large City Hotels” in the United States and Canada and is one of only two Pacific Northwest hotels to be included.

“We are thrilled to be recognized on this prestigious list,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, general manager, Hotel 1000. “Being named in a top spot on any reader-generated list, voted on by the travelers themselves, is truly an honor.”

Debuting in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, the 14th annual “World’s Best Awards” is based on a readers’ poll and features the best hotels, cruises, airlines, outfitters, cities, islands and more. For the first time, Travel + Leisure has ranked properties based on size and type. The categories for hotels in the United States and Canada included top resorts, top large city hotels with 100 rooms or more, top small city hotels with fewer than 100 rooms, top inns with fewer than 40 rooms and resorts in Hawaii.

To view the complete “World’s Best Awards” or to see how Hotel 1000 ranks against its peers, please visit http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2009.

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.

About Hotel 1000

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, the Northwest’s premier collection of boutique hotels. Amongst its other exquisite properties in the Northwest are Cave B Inn at SageCliffe (by the Gorge); Willows Lodge (Woodinville); and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa (Kirkland). Other MTM luxury properties from coast-to-coast include Ivy Hotel (San Diego) and The Liberty Hotel (Boston), and the Bardessono Inn & Spa (Napa Valley) destination resort hotel opening in fall 2008. Without exception, MTM managed hotels are among the very best in the markets they serve. For more information, please visit www.mtmluxurylodging.com.

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