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EB-5-backed Sheraton hotel opens in Des Moines

EB-5-backed Sheraton hotel opens in Des Moines

Today marks the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South in Des Moines — the culmination of a multiyear project funded through the EB-5 visa program.

February 2016

Pierce County seeking developer for Chambers Bay resort

Not long after Chambers Bay Golf Course brought the eyes of the golf world to the region, Pierce County is looking to capitalize by bringing a resort-style development to University Place.

February 2016

Council to consider vacating property for Yareton hotel

On Tuesday, the Tacoma City Council will consider setting a public hearing to vacate property to accommodate Yareton’s four-star, 300-plus-room hotel.

January 2016

Golf tourism hits Chambers Bay after U.S. Open

While the U.S. Open is long gone (until next time, anyway), Chambers Bay Golf Course is reaping the benefit of playing host to one of the world’s largest golfing events.

January 2016

Fantasy Lights draws record crowd

If you enjoyed the sights at Fantasy Lights this year, you likely weren’t alone.

January 2016

Report: U.S. Open brings $134 million economic impact to region

The independent report reviewed off-site spending in lodging, dining, shopping, transportation and recreational activities, as well as spending by the USGA and USGA-contracted vendors.

January 2016
Kent-based Blue Origin reaches space

Kent-based Blue Origin reaches space

The rocket company, owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, announced that it successfully flew the "New Shepard" rocket to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, or 100.5 kilometers.

November 2015

Pierce County nets $1 million after U.S. Open

According to a press release, the county incurred about $3.9 million in overall expenses and saw just over $5 million in revenue — a net gain of about $1.1 million.

November 2015

Severe storm heads our way

An approaching storm is threatening to shut down tourism in the Mt. Rainier area for this weekend. Here are the links you can use to watch as you stay dry.

October 2015

Travel Tacoma receives pair of marketing awards

After confronting is biggest project to date — something called the U.S. Open took place in University Place — Travel Tacoma was recognized for its marketing efforts.

October 2015
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