Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland celebrates Woody’s retirement
October 29, 2012 · 4:46 PM
After countless hours of faithful service and tail wags, Woody, the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa’s resident Labradoodle and director of guest satisfaction, is retiring.
To celebrate Woody’s retirement, the Woodmark Hotel, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, has partnered with CityDog Magazine to host the inaugural Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer on Oct. 30.
The Halloween-themed Muttmixer, the first to take place on Seattle’s Eastside, will be held at the Woodmark’s Olympic Terrace from 6-8 p.m. and will feature tricks for treats for all four-legged attendees, a costume contest and food and drink specials available for purchase. The contest categories include Best Pack (group), Best Dog and Owner Pair, Funniest Costume, Most Original Costume and Scariest Costume.
“We’re excited that we get to celebrate Woody’s retirement with such a fun event,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark Hotel. “He’s been such an important part of the Woodmark, not only to our guests but also to our staff – his collar will definitely be hard to fill.”
Following his retirement Woody, recently named number one on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hotel’s Cutest Hosts list, is being adopted by a loving family from Renton. The Woodmark is holding interviews for its director of bracketing position and hopes to welcome a new wet nose and wagging tail in the lobby by the end of the year.
The Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer is free to attend. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people and canines attending.