The Legends Hotel lobby features an intricate light fixture with cascading glass leaves. The Toppenish hotel prides itself on honoring tribal culture and soon will open a mini museum featuring items from the Yakama Nation Museum. The new 200-room Toppenish hotel opened Feb. 25.

Six-story hotel opens at Legends Casino in Toppenish

Casino attracts thousands of Tri-Citians annually The 7,000 people who hop aboard the free shuttle buses in the Tri-Cities to travel to Legends Casino in Toppenish each year won’t have to rush back home that same day. They now have the option of staying overnight with the opening of a six-story, 200-room hotel and conference […]

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Four tiny houses are available for rent at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Paterson. They are all less than 400 square feet.

Wineries, brewery offer plenty of incentives for visitors to stay longer

The owners of Prosser’s Horse Heaven Saloon are breaking into the overnight business, fulfilling a longstanding vision to provide an all-inclusive experience for guests. “We wanted to diversify beyond the brewery and tasting room,” said Gary Vegar, who owns Horse Heaven Saloon, as well as Horse Heaven Brewery, with his wife Carol. “The guest industry […]

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WSU Tri-Cities hospitality business management degree program

WSU Tri-Cities Hospitality Business Management program continues to grow

Last spring, WSU Tri-Cities announced a new degree program after the university’s faculty senate approved expanding the Hospitality Business Management Degree to the Richland campus. The program has already attracted nearly 20 undergraduate students. One of them, Pauline Garza, will be graduate in December after completing several classes and a study-abroad in Italy. Garza has […]

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Tri-Tech culinary arts students.

Kennewick elementary students competed for culinary prizes

Nine-year-old Ameliea Olheiser carefully cut sample slices of her Breakfast Tostada for the judges. She was representing Cascade Elementary School in the Kennewick School District’s 2016 Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge in February at Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick. Olheiser beat out 14 other young chefs representing their Kennewick elementary schools in the annual culinary cook-off. […]

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Columbia Gardens on Columbia Dr. in Kennewick

Port of Kennewick’s Columbia Drive plans slowed, not stopped

Plans for Columbia Gardens, an urban wine and artisan village to be built on the north side of Columbia Drive near the Cable Bridge in Kennewick will need to be amended. Bids for the project came in about $1 million higher than expected and were rejected by Port of Kennewick Commissioners in February. Columbia Gardens […]

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