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Press Release – April 1, 2011

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SEATTLE – (April 1, 2011) – From guest reviews to regional magazines and international food reviewers, Coastal Hotel Group’s collection of restaurants are being recognized for their delicious cuisine, personal service and inspiring ambiance, among many other characteristics.

Three of Coastal Hotel Group’s restaurants have been voted onto the 2011 OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists: Copperleaf Restaurant in Seattle, H5O bistro & bar in Portland, Ore. and Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz. The OpenTable Diners’ Choice winners are selected based on diner feedback through a unique system that ensures restaurant ratings are:

  • Qualified – only those with a “seated” reservation can submit feedback for that restaurant;
  • Unbiased – the large volume of responses means that ratings are not skewed by extremes;
  • Fresh – lists are updated continually based on recent feedback.

Copperleaf Restaurant in Seattle received four awards including Best Food, Best Service, Best Ambiance and Best Overall. H5O bistro & bar in Portland, Ore. was recognized for its Scenic View for the second year in a row, and was also designated Best American Restaurant in Portland. Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz. was awarded Best Food and Neighborhood Gem.

“It is an honor when our guests take the time to share their feedback with OpenTable for other diners to review,” said Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotel Group. “All guest feedback is carefully considered. That the efforts to make our restaurants memorable are acknowledged is very gratifying.”

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle is an intimate 34-seat restaurant accented with custom décor including 100 percent bamboo fabrics and hand-blown glass sculptures. From bread and berries to cheese and chocolates, each culinary creation is made from thoughtfully selected ingredients from local farmers, artisans, ranchers and fisherman. Under the leadership of renowned Culinary Director Roy Breiman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet, Copperleaf Restaurant’s culinary team provides guests with a quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table dining experience.

In addition to the OpenTable honors, Copperleaf Restaurant was recently named Seattle Magazine’s Best New Restaurant to open in 2010 in the Readers’ Choice Awards, and was also acknowledged as one of the 2011 Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. by Gayot.

H5O bistro & bar, at Hotel Fifty, is an urban contemporary restaurant overlooking the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Ore. Executive Chef Nicholas Yanes creates seasonal menus with whimsical twists on classic dishes using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

Tucson’s historic Lodge on the Desert features an intimate restaurant framed with floor to ceiling windows and a four-sided fireplace for year round al fresco dining, creating a rich, authentic southern Arizona charm. Chef Ryan Clark’s cooking style is traditional, yet unconventional and the new American cuisine blends flavors from America’s melting pot.

For more information about Coastal Hotel Group and its collection of hotels and resorts, visit

About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit


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