Brooke Gogerty joins the Woodmark Hotel as the Director of Catering, and will oversee all corporate, social, and wedding disciplines. Brooke is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies and has been recognized as a leader among Pacific Northwest hotels. She brings an impressive background in the independent full-service luxury hotel environment, previously serving in Director of Catering assignments at Hotel 1000, the Arctic Club Hotel, and the Sorrento Hotel.
The Woodmark also welcomes Jason Friendy as Director of Food & Beverage. Jason’s responsibilities will include oversight of all restaurant, room service, banquets, catering, and culinary operations. Jason is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Science in Food & Beverage Management. He has a long and successful history within Destination Hotels having served for eight years as the Executive Chef at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California. Jason has been instrumental in heading up the organizations food and beverage trailblazer strategy teams along with other key leaders, has served in multiple task force roles in guiding and assisting other hotels and resorts within the company and successfully completed a one year leadership development program encompassing both front of house and culinary operations.
Howard Jacobs, General Manager, noted that We are highly confident that both of these individuals will add significant value to our organization. We are thankful for these new additions to our diverse and well-rounded team and are looking forward to each of their unique contributions in 2016 and beyond.
To find out more about the Woodmark Hotel, visit http://www.thewoodmark.com/ or call (425) 822-3700. Woodmark Hotel is located at 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033.
About the Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
Showcasing the picturesque shores of Lake Washington just 15 minutes east of Seattle, this urban waterfront hotel combines personalized service, luxury lifestyle amenities, and a serene setting. The Woodmark boasts 100 guest rooms with 21 suites, two signature lakeside restaurants, a full-service day spa and endless recreational options. www.thewoodmark.com
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is the preeminent operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 20 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 110 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment, development and management firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.