The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, recently named ‘2015 Hotel of the Year’ by the Washington State Wine Commission, and Walla Walla’s largest and most luxurious lodging option, has renovated its historic tower to accommodate six new premium guest rooms. Nestled in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country and anchoring downtown Walla Walla, the Marcus Whitman Hotel has been a city landmark and storied gathering place for the community and visitors alike since 1928.
As of this summer, guests can now stay in any of the six well-appointed new guest rooms, which include a combination of Executive Tower King Rooms, Spa Suites and Standard Suites. Featuring beautiful Italian furniture and elegant new linens made by 1888 Mills in each room, the new floor provides the same elegant look and feel as the historic portion of the hotel. The new rooms join the property’s existing 127 rooms between the historic tower and west wing, bringing the hotel to a total of 133 rooms. In addition, The Marcus Whitman Hotel is home to seven onsite tasting rooms, the award-winning Marc Restaurant – named “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America” by Wine Enthusiast magazine four years in a row – the Vineyard Lounge which features a wine list of more than 270 wine labels, and an expansive modern conference center including over 13,000 square feet of elegant ballrooms and large conferences spaces.
The gorgeous Walla Walla Valley is home to more than 1,800 acres of grapes, 100 world-class wineries and delicious epicurean fare, and continues to assert its position as a world-class wine region and popular tourist destination. As the tallest building in Walla Walla, guests of the Marcus Whitman Hotel have a front row seat to the breathtaking scenery and are within walking distance to area tasting rooms as well as a short drive to world-renowned wineries.
“Over the last decade, Walla Walla has become an increasingly popular vacation destination for wine lovers and has been drawing crowds from all over the country,” said Kyle Mussman, General Manager and Owner of The Marcus Whitman Hotel. “In response, we’ve renovated the eighth floor of our historic hotel from residential space to guestrooms, offering unobstructed views of the Valley and picturesque downtown Walla Walla.” The Marcus Whitman Hotel was recently named ‘2015 Hotel of the Year’ by the Washington State Wine Commission and the hotel’s very own award-winning Marc Restaurant continues to receive national recognition for providing delicious, local cuisine and exquisite wine pairings. In addition, the hotel is just a few blocks from dozens of tasting rooms, fine and casual dining and has quick access to more than 100 world-class wineries.
For more information or reservations call (509) 525-2200 or visit www.marcuswhitmanhotel.com and ask for the rooms on the eighth floor in the historic tower.
About The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
Built in 1928 through a community labor of love, The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center is a downtown Walla Wallalandmark where history and luxury intertwine. The property was fully renovated in 2001 and restored to its original grandeur, while adding modern updates to provide a truly luxurious experience for today’s traveler. The full grounds include a 133-room hotel with luxury suites, a state-of-the art conference center featuring grand renaissance ballrooms, six on-site wine tasting rooms, and the award-winning The Marc Restaurant –named “2014 Restaurant of the Year” by the Washington State Wine Commission – and The Vineyard Lounge. Thousands of overnight guests, diners, wine lovers, conference goers, business travelers and pleasure seekers enjoy the Marcus Whitman’s exceptional guest service each year, where they find “ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen” to the backdrop of modern splendor. For more information visit www.marcuswhitmanhotel.com.