Hotel 1000 Celebrated the Academy Awards in Style with “an Evening with the Stars” to Benefit Reel Grrls

From Left to Right:

  1. 1. Celebrity Lookalikes: Kelly Norwalk (Lady GaGa), conference services manager at Hotel 1000, and Cheryl Evans (Marilyn Monroe), sales and marketing coordinator. Photo Credit: Team Photogenic
  2. 2. Cara Castrale, manager of BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, Denny Fitzpatrick, general manager of Hotel 1000, Tawny Paperd, director of sales and marketing at Hotel 1000, and Mi-Suk Ahn, bar manager at BOKA. Photo Credit: Team Photogenic.
  3. 3. Lynn Shelton, Seattle filmmaker, presented Reel Grrls’ 2011 Bigelow Award for Outstanding Filmmaking at the event.

SEATTLE – (March 8, 2011) – Hotel 1000 hosted the second annual “An Evening with the Stars” party in celebration of the 83rd annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011. All net proceeds of the event this year will benefit local non-profit Reel Grrls. Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production.

Guests arrived on the red carpet featuring photo opportunities just like Hollywood’s best celebrities and were escorted into Hotel 1000’s expansive event space to watch a live telecast of the Academy Awards. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed food from BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR that included an elaborate seafood display “Oceans 1000” featuring King Crab Legs, jumbo prawns and oysters; passed hors d’oeuvres; and dessert. In addition, guests enjoyed special guest entertainment, prizes for best dressed and celebrity lookalikes. Sponsors for this year’s event included: Aria Style, British Motor Coach, Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka, Di Stefano, Report Footwear, Seattle Magazine, Stella Arotis, Stella & Dot, and more.

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About Hotel 1000

Hotel 1000, open in downtown Seattle since June 26, 2006, features 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, 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

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 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. For more information, please visit

About Reel Grrls

Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. Reel Grrls’ mission is to cultivate voice and leadership in girls at a vulnerable age in their development. Reel Grrls participants don’t just drop into a computer lab after school — they develop lasting relationships with women filmmakers and learn skills that propel them into leadership roles in their community, college scholarships, and careers in the media industry. For more information, please visit


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