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Wirta Hospitality Worldwide


Hotel General Manager Damian Humphreys with Assistant General Manager Toni Skinner and Owner/CEO Bret Wirta greet guests and visitors to their new hotel.

One hundred fifty friends of Olympic National Park and Washington's National Park Fund enjoyed a fabulous evening of food, wine and entertainment in the brand new Holiday Inn Express in Sequim on May 27, 2010. Greeted by owner Bret Wirta of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, guests were treated to Pacific Northwest Coastal Cuisine, courtesy of Olympic Culinary Loop Association members. ARAMARK Parks and Destinations coordinated generous contributions of food product, under the guidance and talent of Chef Patrick from Lake Quinault Lodge, with assistance provided by Kalaloch, Sol Duc and Lake Crescent Lodge chefs.

The Holiday Inn Express graciously opened their doors to this new venue free of charge, making it possible for all ticket revenue and auction purchases to directly benefit Olympic National Park- more than $10,000! Washington's National Park Fund thanks all of these sponsors for their generous sponsorships.

Special recognition and kudos to Washington's National Park Fund board Holiday Inn Expressmembers Amanda Lovelady, Bret Wirta and Glynda Peterson Schaad of Port Angeles, for making this event a smashing success.

 In addition, these hotels often hold specials on "fee-free weekends" when there are no entry fees at the gates of Olympic or Mount Rainier National Park so a portion of each guest's cost is donated to Washington's National Park Fund.