Semiahmoo Resort

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Semiahmoo Resort
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Semiahmoo Resort is located in Washington (state)
Semiahmoo Resort
Location within Washington (state)
General information
Type Golfing resort and spa
Location Blaine, Washington, United States
Coordinates 48°59′21″N 122°46′25″W / 48.98917°N 122.77361°W / 48.98917; -122.77361Coordinates: 48°59′21″N 122°46′25″W / 48.98917°N 122.77361°W / 48.98917; -122.77361
Website
Official site

Semiahmoo Resort is a golfing resort and spa overlooking Semiahmoo Bay, opposite Blaine, Washington, northwest of Bellingham in the northwestern coast of the United States. Set within 1,100 acres (450 ha), it lies on a long sandy spit in the northern part of Puget Sound near the Canada–US border.[1] The name of the resort takes its name from the name of the Semiahmoo indigenous people in whose language means "half moon", describing the crescent shaped land the resort is now built on.[2] The golf resort opened in 1994 and is home to the Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, set further south of the sandy spit along the coast. The latter was designed by Arnold Palmer and was voted the 6th best golf course in Washington state by Golfweek in 2011. The resort hosts the Jeff Coston Academy, a notable golf academy. The AAA four diamond hotel, located at Semiahmoo Point, has 198 deluxe guest rooms including 28 suites.

The resort has become a popular residence for Americans who work for Vancouver area companies who are willing to commute across an international border due to the extreme housing costs in Vancouver. [1]

Resort closed the hotel, restaurants and spa effective December 1, 2012.[3]

In June, 2013, The Resort Semiahmoo LLC, a part of the Wright Hotels group of Seattle, Washington purchased the hotel for $19.5 Million. With $6 Million of planned renovations in place, the resort officially re-opened for limited operations on August 15, 2013.[4]

Location

In January, 2014, the Pacific Northwest Resort began a $9 million renovation project.

In the summer of 2016 the resort opened a beach activities center located in one of the existing cannery buildings. Operations are during summer months with hours from 11 am to 2pm Monday through Thursday and from 10 am to 5 pm Friday to Sunday.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samson, Karl (2 November 2010). Frommer's Washington State. Frommer's. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-470-60751-0. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Blanche; Johnson, Chuck (July 2007). Savor Washington Cookbook: Washington's Finest Restaurants Their Recipes & Their Histories. Wilderness Adventures Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-932098-05-1. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Faubion, William (December 2005). Treasures of Western Washington. Morgan & Chase Publishing, Incorporated. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-9754162-2-8. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.king5.com/news/cities/bellingham/Semiahmoo-Resort-reopens-to-public-219703601.html
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonstatetours.com/whatcom-county/semiahmoo/

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