Port Angeles, Washington, May 1, 2014 — Founded in 1991 as the first luxury bed and breakfast on the Olympic Peninsula, Domaine Madeleine sparked an industry on the Olympic Peninsula, which now features more than 15 luxury bed and breakfasts started in the years since Domaine Madeleine’s founding. The most recent owners have decided that, instead of selling the bed and breakfast or closing it down, the inn should remain a trend-setting bed and breakfast with the engagement of Art and Soul Hospitality LLC as the new managers of the inn.
Art and Soul Hospitality will embark on a two-year plan to revitalize and re-energize the inn. “We’re going to reinvent the modern bed and breakfast as is the tradition of Domaine Madeleine’s founding to reinvent a category of lodging for the entire area,” Stephen Fofanoff, manager of Art and Soul Hospitality said.
Jeri Weinhold said, “We’re excited for the improvement Art and Soul Hospitality will bring to the inn, including a new brand emphasis on creating a comfortable, luxurious inn that exceeds the expectations of modern travelers visiting Olympic National Park.”
In anticipation of two exciting anniversaries in 2016–the inn’s 25th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of Olympic National Park’s recognition as an International Biosphere Reserve, Domaine Madeleine Bed and Breakfast will undergo a transformation to bring it up to date for a new generation of travelers, including updated furnishings and bathrooms, innovative entertainment and cuisine options, emphasis on personalized guest experiences, and cultivating a genuine sense of place around Olympic National Park and the scenic Olympic Peninsula.
Domaine Madeleine was founded as a French Country inn with an emphasis on impressionist painters, and transformed over the years to incorporate Asian-themed natural gardens set within a stunning old growth forest high on a bluff overlooking the San Juan Islands. The next two years will witness the rebirth of the inn as “a year-round luxury bed and breakfast inspired by nature”, emphasizing the unique position Domaine Madeleine has as a provider of premiere luxury lodging at the gateway to Olympic National Park.
About Domaine Madeleine: For over 25 years, Domaine Madeleine has set a standard of excellence in luxury lodging at Olympic National Park.
About Art and Soul Hospitality: Art and Soul Hospitality provides hospitality management and related services to the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on creating extraordinary experiences that reflect the unique locations of luxury lodging partners.