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Benchmark's Wanderlust Lifestyle Travel Guide Takes Top Honors In "Best Digital Marketing Campaign" Category at the 2017 INDIE Awards  - The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2017 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is the winner of the prestigious 2017 INDIE Award for the "Best Digital Marketing Campaign" from the Independent Lodging Congress. The INDIE Awards recognize independent hospitality enterprises, celebrating those independently-branded hotels and hospitality professionals who have created a path to success through innovation, a sense of place, and a spirit to serve.

Seattle's Hotel Deca Joins Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection
The historic Hotel Deca in Seattle is the latest member of its Gemstone Collection, a luxury portfolio of distinctive, handpicked properties in popular U.S. destinations, global hospitality company Benchmark announced yesterday. Located in Seattle's University District, near the University of Washington, Hotel Deca was designed by architect Robert C. Reamer, whose Art Deco design in its day earned it a spot on the American Institute of Architects' list of the 100 most distinguished buildings in America. Originally opened in 1931, it features 158 guest rooms, a fitness center, a neighborhood restaurant, a café, and 5,500 square feet of meeting space, including seven newly refurbished conference rooms and a grand ballroom for groups of up to 270 guests. A planned renovation will encompass all accommodations, meeting space, and public areas in 2018, and will add a new rooftop bar showcasing views of the city, bay, and mountains. "We are delighted to add another distinguished property to our portfolio in the Pacific Northwest," said Benchmark CEO Alex Cabañas. "Hotel Deca joins the renowned Willows Lodge located in Woodinville, in Washington's wine country, as a signature member of the Gemstone Collection."

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AJ Capital Partners Acquires Hotel Deca In Seattle, Washington - Tobe Converted into a Graduate Hotel
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Deca Hotel's new owner plans big renovation for U District high-rise
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Historic Seattle Property Rebrands - AJ Capital Partners Acquired the Historic Hotel Deca
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An Art Deco Gem, Seattle’s Hotel Deca Joins Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection - The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 23, 2017 … Seattle’s iconic Art Deco gem, the Hotel Deca, is the newest member of the Gemstone Collection, a dynamically expanding portfolio that is part of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company. The historic 158-guestroom property, featuring three Penthouse Suites, is situated in Seattle’s spirited University District, close to the campus of the University of Washington and just minutes from the attractions of downtown Seattle. BENCHMARK includes 70 domestic and international properties under two distinctive and unique brands, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and the Gemstone Collection.

College Rank Names the 50 Best College Campus Hotels in the United States - BEXLEY, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Rank, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 50 Best College Campus Hotels. This ranking was based on ratings from AAA, Forbes Travel Guide, and TripAdvisor, as well as publicly available data.

Edmond Meany Hotel (1930-1931) - The Edmond Meany Hotel (1930-1931), a sophisticated and modern structure located in Seattle's University District, emerged from the collaboration of business leaders and citizens of the neighborhood. The organizing committee of community leaders, which became the University Community Hotel Corporation, raised $297,700 in capital to buy a site at the corner of 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The corporation amassed further funding by issuing stocks and bonds to individuals in the district and in the broader Seattle for the construction and equipment costs.

Seattle, Wash. (December 14, 2014) - “Beast Mode Key” Necklace Signing and Meet & Greet with Marshawn Lynch & Jennifer Montana NFL super star, Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch, and designer Jennifer Montana to host a private signing and meet & greet where proceeds from pre-purchased Jennifer Montana Design (JMD) signature “Beast Mode Key” unisex necklaces to be donated to Lynch’s FAM 1st and Montana’s Four Rings, Montana Family Foundation.