Registration - Columbia Room, State Capitol 

Legislative Briefing - Columbia Room, State Capitol

Break into regions - Columbia Room, State Capitol (box lunch provided)

One on One Meeting with Legislators - Capitol Campus

Taste our Best Reception - Hands on Children's Museum

9:00 - 10:00 am

10:00 - Noon

Noon - 12:30 pm

12:30 - 5:00 pm 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

The attire at the Capitol is business casual. If you have clothing with your logo please feel free to wear it. Comfortable shoes help as you often spend a lot of time walking around the Capitol Campus.

Options for parking at the Capitol are limited and costly. It is free and easy to park at the Farmers Market

and take the Dash (Olympia inner-city bus service) directly to the capitol. The farmers market is located at

the north end of Capitol Way. You can find a map and full Dash shuttle information here. The Dash arrives every 15 minutes.

For the Taste our Best reception, held at the Hands on Children's Museum, there is ample parking behind

the museum. After taking the Dash back to your car you are just minutes away from the museum. You can

find parking and directions to the museum here.

Please join your hospitality industry colleagues for the Association's annual Hill Climb and Taste our Best Reception on February 6, 2017 in Olympia. The annual event ensures that the voices of our industry are heard in our state's capitol!

Restaurateurs and hoteliers have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with their state legislators. Throughout the day, Throughout the day, Washington Hospitality Association members meet with lawmakers to discuss business outlooks, special challenges and to communicate the state of the hospitality industry.

Your government affairs team does all the work, from setting appointments with legislators to providing simple talking points to use during your meetings. It’s the perfect way to ensure your legislator knows exactly what you need to be successful.

In the evening, the Taste Our Best legislative reception brings together restaurateurs, hoteliers and legislators for a night of the industry’s best food and finest beers and wines. This relaxed environment gives you a chance to socialize with your industry peers and as visit with the state’s elected leaders!

We look forward to seeing you on February 6th! Please RSVP today!

Hotels book out very quickly in Olympia so if you plan to stay, please make your reservation as soon as possible. We have reserved two blocks of rooms:

Hotel RL by RedLion

Olympia 7 minute drive to the Capitol 

2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502 

TEL: 360-943-4000 

$139 per night, this rate is available for one night stay on: February 6th 

 GROUP NAME: Washington Hospitality Association


This rate can be booked via phone or 

online:  Hotel RL Olympia

This block will expire on 1/31/17.

The Governor – A Coast Hotel 

 Along the dash route or a 4 minute walk to Capitol 

621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 

 TEL: 360-352-7700 

 $103 per night, available for stays February 5th and 6th 

 GROUP NAME: Washington Hospitality Association 

 This rate can be booked via phone or 

online : The Governor – A Coast Hotel

  • This block expired on 1/27/17. Rooms still available at best available rate.

Without our Sponsors and Taste Our Best participants, this event wouldn’t be possible! 

United Healthcare                 Hilton Worldwide



McNamara's Pub and Eatery

Holiday Inn Express


Gourmet Latte

Amy's on the Bay

Washington Wine Institute

Washington Brewers Guild

Olive Garden

Embers at Indian Summers Golf & Country Club 


Taylor Shellfish

Budd Bay

Anthony's Hearthfire

Anthony's Homeport

Outback Steakhouse

Elyse's Catering

LJ's Bistro & Bar

Gallucci's Catering

Presenting Sponsor:

Food Services of America

Bell Anderson                    EMS Aloha

       CLG Employer Resources        Simply Thyme Catering