Larry MacDonald takes over as general manager of Lakeway Inn and Conference Center

Larry MacDonald, a 30-year veteran in the hospitality industry, has been appointed general manager of the Lakeway Inn and Conference Center in Bellingham.

MacDonald, a western Washington native, has been a hotel general manager for 14
years, most recently at The Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyo.

MacDonald said one of his first tasks is overseeing the renovation this spring of Poppe’s
Bistro & Lounge. Improvements will include enhancements to the sound system, lighting
and exterior patio.

“We want to make it more of a local establishment,” MacDonald said, in a March 15 press release. “We’ll be offering entertainment every night and introducing new food and beverage menus.”

His appointment was made by Providence Hospitality Partners, which manages the Lakeway Inn, located at 714 Lakeway Drive.

The company also operates hotels in Colorado, California and Wyoming.

The Lakeway Inn includes 123 guest rooms and 11,000 square feet of meeting room space. It also houses The Oboe Cafe and Poppe’s Bistro & Lounge.

For more information, call 360-671-1011 or 888-671-1011. The hotel is online at

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