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Marriott International, Inc. Plans for International Growth

Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott International has spent the past several decades growing its American presence.

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Well Done, Downtown Seattle Association! (And Congrats, Again, Tom Douglas!)

The Downtown Seattle Association’s Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, June 12th at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and it was well done!  The opening video featured outgoing DSA Chair Jim …

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KPMG Survey Finds Most Retailers Expect Recovery by 2014 (or Later)

In April, KPMG surveyed roughly 100 retailers about when they expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve.  A majority responded by saying they do not expect that …

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What’s New in the Industry?

AIR TRAVEL: Ever noticed when you travel that planes are full and the over-head bins are STUFFED with other peoples’ extra carry-on baggage?  Anything that doesn’t fit …

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Washington State Supreme Court Upholds I-1183

On May 31, 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court narrowly upheld I-1183, which removed the State from the distribution of liquor as passed by voters last November.

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Cost of WA Liquor Going Up June 1?

On Friday, June 1, many grocery and big box stores around Washington will begin to sell liquor — in addition to beer and wine — as a result of Initiative 1183 passing in last fall’s election.

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DOJ Extends Compliance Date for Lifts in Existing Pools and Spas to January 31, 2013

After months of efforts by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), WLA and its members, in late May the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an extension to the ADA pool lift compliance deadline for existing pools and spas.

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Washington State Liquor Control Board Denies Extended Alcohol Service Hours

Late last Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) denied a request by the City of Seattle which would allow them to extend the hours of alcohol service in local jurisdictions.