Kirkland and Redmond today announced a new partnership called Stay Eastside. This announcement is part of a cooperative regional tourism partnership aimed at supporting hotels and giving a boost to small businesses in their respective cities.
The promotion offers $100 vouchers in Geek Out Gold local trading currencies of Redmond or Kirkland Ca$h. The offer is limited to the first 1,000 guest bookings, or 500 in each city, as visitors “check in” and book their hotel stay exclusively through stay east.
Participating businesses include a mix of restaurants, retailers, bakeries, boutiques, miscellaneous activities, galleries, salons, bookstores, pet supply stores and more. It seeks to revive and support Eastside businesses that continue to deal with the impacts and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is exciting for us and we are grateful for the support it gives us,” Joanna Reis, co-owner of The Box & Burgers Eatery in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland, said in a statement. “We know the marketing behind this effort will bring new visitors to our area and we look forward to welcoming them.”
The promotional partnership includes over 150 participating businesses in both communities. The campaign is supported by the City of Redmond, City of Kirkland, Experience Redmond, OneRedmond, Explore Kirkland and Shop Local Kirkland.