The Heathman Hotel to retain all employees despite two-month closure

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The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland’s premier, full-service luxury hotel, today announced that The Heathman Hotel, Trellis and Penterra Spa will retain all employees after an unexpected temporary closure last month.

All employees of the full service property will not only keep their jobs, but will be paid their regular salary and will receive full benefits until the property reopens.

The Heathman Hotel experienced a catastrophic water main break on May 25 causing major damage to the existing property and will remain closed until Aug. 1.

“Our employees are the most valuable part of our business and we will continue to support them through this unexpected and unfortunate turn of events,” said Les Utley, general manager of the hotel. “The commitment our staff provides to our hotel, restaurant and spa is the reason our guests keep coming back. We wanted to offer the same commitment by keeping each and every one of our staff members employed during this temporary closure.”

In an effort to support local business, The Heathman Hotel has also reengaged the original designers, contractors and architects to complete the hotel, restaurant and spa renovations.

The Heathman Hotel, Trellis and Penterra plan to reopen in August. For additional information and updates, please visit


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