Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel Continues Business Etiquette Series

February 2013

Next Etiquette Essentials class led by Arden Clise takes place Thursday, April 25th

Seattle, Wash. (February 13, 2013) – Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces it will continue its series of quarterly etiquette classes Business Style: Etiquette Essentials on Thursday, April 25th in partnership with etiquette coach, Arden Clise of Clise Etiquette. In the series, Clise addresses the importance of proper business etiquette in a fun, engaging and non-stuffy manner.

“In order to succeed in this very competitive business environment, it’s crucial that professionals have not only strong technical skills, but polished soft skills as well,” said Clise. “In fact, according to a Harvard University study, statistics show that 85% of your workplace success is due to your personal skills.”

Clise works with business professionals and those beginning their careers to increase their soft skills through interactive, contemporary seminars. In her 90-minute, interactive and approachable Etiquette Essentials workshop at Sorrento Hotel, Clise will teach participants practical skills that will help them to present a more professional image and feel more at ease in any situation, whether at a networking event, a business lunch or in the boardroom.

Topics covered will include:

  • What your handshake says about you, and how to be sure it’s communicating confidence
  • Business card do’s and don’ts
  • Reception food and drink finesse
  • Introducing yourself and others with ease
  • Making an entrance and engaging the room at a networking event
  • How to gracefully end a conversation
  • Business meal essentials

Business Style: Etiquette Essentials continues on Thursday, April 25th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Sorrento Hotel. The cost is $49 per person, which includes the class and Hunt Club bites. The seminar will be followed by a networking mixer, offering a cash bar and Happy Hour pricing on Hunt Club menu items. Space is limited and advanced ticket purchase required and can be made online via Brown Paper Tickets at the following link:

For additional information call 206.343.6156 or visit

About Arden Clise
Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of business etiquette. As a business etiquette consultant, trainer and coach, Arden helps people be successful and comfortable in any business situation. Her business etiquette column is a regular feature in the Puget Sound Business Journal and she has been quoted in several international and national publications. Arden’s love for business etiquette began when she advised executives and board members in previous jobs on client etiquette, business attire and speaking protocol. Prior to founding Clise Etiquette, Arden worked for several Northwest organizations and has more than 25 years of business experience in marketing, management, event planning and public relations.

About Sorrento Hotel
The Sorrento Hotel has been a landmark hotel in Seattle since it was established in 1909. The magnificent Italian mission-style architecture creates a classic setting for the its quiet hospitality. Preferred among business travelers, well-traveled vacationers and even Seattle neighbors, The Sorrento offers a high level of personal service only a boutique property can provide. The Sorrento Hotel also strives to be a center for arts and culture, partnering with and supporting such wonderful institutions as the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Theater Group, Town Hall and various others through Night School, a collaboration between the hotel, Michael Hebb, and an array of intellectuals, artists, writers, filmmakers, mixologists, chefs and the leading cultural institutions in the Northwest. The Malone Family has owned the Sorrento since 1983 and since has restored the hotel’s appearance, as well as its reputation for hospitality. The Sorrento has earned numerous awards including being named one of Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 25 hotels, the Seattle Times Most Romantic Hotel and Seattle Metropolitan’s 30 Must Do Dining Experiences, as well as being named CitySearch’s most Pet Friendly hotel.

Media Contacts:
Kirsten Andresen
Regional Director of Public Relations
Sorrento Hotel
206-427-5482 cell

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