Woodmark Hotel welcomes new director of ‘barketing’ pooch Woody Mae

The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa in Kirkland
The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa in Kirkland's Carillon Point recently welcomed Woody Mae, a black Labrador retriever, to the property.
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The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa in Kirkland’s Carillon Point recently welcomed Woody Mae, a black Labrador retriever, to the property.

The four-year-old rescue dog was brought on as the Woodmark’s director of “barketing” and she is responsible for developing and implementing the barketing plan and overseeing the barketing department to create an even more dog-friendly atmosphere at the property.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Woody Mae to the Woodmark family,” said John Murphy, general manager of the Woodmark. “As a rescue dog, Woody Mae understands the importance of a welcome face to make someone feel at home. She is the best dog to greet our guests and their canine companions.”

As director of barketing, Woody Mae will take over duties from the recently retired guest experience manager Woody, and host Woodmark’s infamous Yappier Hour, which offers hotel guests and the community the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and their owners, while enjoying happy hour food and drink specials. Yappier Hour takes place every Wednesday from June through September from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Beach Café lawn.

Woody Mae was rescued by KnK Rescue Foundation in Puyallup and excels in her ability to greet guests of all ages with a wagging tail and wet kisses.  She has extensive experience in winning the adoration of hotel guests, being a loyal companion and making every guest feel right at home. A graduate of Puppy Charm School with a bachelor’s degree in tail-wagging and barking makes Woody Mae the right canine for the job.

Woody Mae is a one-of-a-kind canine who longs to serve and please others. Her favorite activities include hunting for the next best treat and taking a dip in Lake Washington in the Woodmark’s backyard.

Guests will find Woody Mae curled up in the lobby daydreaming about napping in the hotel’s expertly crafted and lavish guest rooms and suites, dining at Beach Café feasting on the Blackened Salmon Tacos, enjoying bin on the lake’s magnificent water views and pampering herself with a rejuvenating spa treatment at Northwest Face Spa.

For more information about the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, visit or call (425) 822-3700.




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