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Sleepless in Seattle? Learn to Be a Rock Star Instead

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  Site Where: 2411 Alaskan Way [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98121
June 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

The suite sans rockstar

Seattle hotels certainly come with an edge. If it’s not Bowies, peekaboo pans or strip joint accommodation, it’s something called a Revolving Rock Star Suite.

The Edgewater is where it’s at, promising to let guests “live large like their favorite artists”.

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Seattle's Newest Boutique Hotel Will Come Out of a Strip Joint

June 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Buildings come and go, and some are even made into hotels; however, when those buildings are former strip clubs turning into a hotel—well, then you have something to talk about.

Let’s travel out to Seattle via the friendly folks at the Seattle Times where we learn that an adult establishment once know as the Lusty Lady will be reborn as a boutique hotel.

Things are on schedule for a transformation at some point in 2017, and visitors can expect to choose from one of 43 guestrooms. Rounding out the offerings will be some shops and retail as well as a rooftop deck.

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Pan Pacific Seattle: More Like Peek-a-Boo-Riffic Seattle

Where: 2125 Terry Avenue [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98121
April 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

In continuing our never-ending coverage of Peek-a-boo bathrooms, here is the latest boudoir voyeur—Pan Pacific Seattle.

VegasChatter editor, 702Becca, snapped this shot on a recent stay and if you wanted to lay on the bed while chatting to your lovah in the bathtub, that is totally possible. Of course, you can always close the pocket shutter doors if you want some privacy. But since the toilet doesn't have its own door, and since it's right across from the tub, you may want to keep those pocket doors closed permanently. All you randy hotel designers out there, if you want a peek-a-boo tub, that is fine, but please don't make the toilet peek-a-boo too.

Rates for the Pan Pacific Seattle start around $225 a night. [Photo: Rebecca/HotelChatter]

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is the Latest Addition to Ethan Stowell's Empire

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  Site Where: 99 Union Street [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98101
March 30, 2015 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ethan Stowell is a man of many talents. With nine restaurants under his belt, a pasta company (Lagana Foods), a pizza shop (Ballard Pizza Company), a wine storage facility and a close-to-the-heart charity event, Eat Run Hope, it’s a miracle this Seattle chef has time to sleep. Like ever.

To add to Stowell’s already impressive resume, it was announced yesterday that the local celeb chef had partnered with Four Seasons Hotel Seattle to create a new restaurant concept to replace ART Restaurant & Lounge. This move can only be a good thing for a restaurant that’s left us, well, lukewarm in the past. (Brunch and its all-you-can-eat cheese buffet have been the exceptions. You can never go wrong with a steady flow of cheese.)

The plan is to move Chef Joe Ritchie of Stowell’s Mkt. to the new venue, which will highlight Pacific Northwest shellfish, as well as a “top-notch” burger. Stowell will oversee the menu and help shape the new space and ambiance.

We’ve just about gotten over the 2010 closure of Stowell’s Union, which was catty-corner from the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle spot. Like all of Stowell’s openings, we can’t wait to see what he does next. Especially in such a prime downtown destination with sentimental ties. The restaurant is slated to open in late-spring.

[Photo: Four Season Hotel Seattle/Facebook]

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Seattle Kimptons: Are You Willing to Rename Your Goldfish, 'Gronkfish'?

January 27, 2015 at 3:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Kimpton's Nine Zero Hotel in Boston

UPDATE: THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED!

Are you betting on the Super Bowl? The Kimpton Hotels in Boston certainly are, offering up a challenge to their Kimpton counterparts in Seattle.

If the Patriots win, Boston proposes that the Seattle Kimpton hotels do the following on the day of the Championship Parade in Boston:

• Serve New England Clam Chowder in their restaurants

• Serve a New England brewed beer and a Boston tea-infused cocktail in their bars

• Replace Seattle’s best coffee with the coffee that New Englanders all run on

• Wear Patriots gear at the Front Desk while checking in their guests

• Rename the hotel’s pet gold fish, "Gronkfish" for the day

• Play music by Boston bands in their hotel lobby all day

No word yet on whether Seattle has accepted or what Boston will do if, gasp, the Patriots lose. So, in that sense, it's not really a bet. We hope Seattle returns the favor with some terms of their own should the Seahawks win a consecutive championship.

Now, to fully grasp the seriousness of this bet, watch this video of Joe Capalbo, Kimpton's Area Director of Operations for Boston, laying down the terms for Seattle, while aboard the Boston Tea Party ship.

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Who'd You Rather: Bowie or DiCaprio, Asks The Palladian

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  Site Where: 2000 Second Ave [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98121
January 12, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (2)

Surely there is only one true answer

How d’ya fancy sleeping with David Bowie? No? Would Dave Grohl be more your type? Really? Leonardo DiCaprio? Please, no. Ok, then, go ahead and have the big one – have Tom Selleck.

This will be your choice at the Palladian, Kimpton’s latest hotel, opening in Seattle next month. The hotel has commissioned a whole series of male celebs dolled up in old-style portrait fashion – and, if you’re particular about who you end up in bed with, there’s a package for you. And you know what's even better? This is no sordid one-nighter; you get to take them home once you've had your fun.

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Thompson Hotels to Be Sleeping in Seattle in 2016

August 4, 2014 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Seattle hotel scene is certifiably "so hot right now."

Kimpton Hotels recently announced their fourth hotel for the Northwest city while SLS Hotels have "something lovely starting" and which should open in 2016. Now, Thompson Hotels wants to break a piece off.

Thompson Seattle will open at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Stewart Street with 12 stories, 159 rooms, 97 residences, a groundfloor restaurant and a rooftop deck with outdoor and indoor/rainy day space and killer views of the Olympus Mountain Range.

Perhaps even better for tourists, the hotel is adjacent to Pike Market. There is also an amazing coffee shop nearby. It's called Starbucks and it's so good! #sike

We don't have renderings to critique but we do know architectural teams from Olson Kundig and Jensen Fey (Washington-based) and interiors firm Munge Leung, will lead the design, with guidance from Commune Hotels’ in-house design team, of course.

If all goes well, Thompson Seattle will open its doors in 2016.

Photo: Runner310/Flickr

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Bellevue’s Top Three Hotels for Luxury, Location and Design

May 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

The opulent enclave of Bellevue, Washington was once a perfect place to raise kids and horses. Then Bill Gates and the gang came to town and made Bellevue Seattle’s version of Silicon Valley.

There’s still plenty of equestrian activity and family fun to be had on the outskirts, but in the center of Bellevue, it’s a pretty sophisticated slice of life. Shops, spas, restaurants and bars abound in Bellevue, frequented by globally savvy jetsetters. Naturally, top hotels were necessary to cater to this clientele.

We found the three best in Bellevue for luxury, design and location.

LUXURY: Hotel Bellevue
The Bellevue Club is a private social and athletic club. The only way to access their state of the art fitness equipment, classes, spa and pool is to stay at Hotel Bellevue. Big name chain hotels rule this tech town. So, Hotel Bellevue is unique as it’s the only chic boutique in town with 67 spacious rooms, restaurant and bar. Finish your visit with an indulgent dip into the spa with a Regenerating Facial by Trina. (Ladies, Trina’s also known for doing the best Brazilians in Bellevue.)

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Hotel Max Bags Room Service (But Not Like You Think)

Where: 620 Stewart Street [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98101
March 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Now that traditional room service appears to be on its last legs, savvy hotels are coming around to the fact that they need to shake it up a bit.

At Seattle's Hotel Max, a new restaurant called Miller's Guild, the second from James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson of Seattle’s celebrated Crush, opened in December -- and now they are providing a new twist on room service.

Based on the hotel's premise that "guests are not interested in getting wilted carnations and plastic salt and pepper shakers," Miller’s Guild’s culinary craft -- an open faced Piedmontese steak tartare sandwich, for example, or sausage-topped kale and hazelnut salad -- is delivered in custom-stamped brown paper bags with butcher’s twine, compostable containers and personalized labels and tags, complete with the name of the cook who prepared your meal. So thoughtful! We whole-heartedly approve.

Rates start at $109 a night.

[Photo: Hotel Max]

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The Beers Are On Hotel Max (Plus a Few More Hotels that Offer Fine Brews)

Where: 620 Stewart Street [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98101
November 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

We do love the free wine Happy Hour trend that has been catching on over the past few years -- thank you Kimpton, Affinia, Andaz, et al. But while wine is more than fine, sometimes we just crave an ice cold brewski.

Hotel Max in Seattle, home to many a craft brewery, is inviting guests to kick back and relax with hand crafted cold one during a daily complimentary craft beer hour in its lobby. The hotel will be pouring full pints for thirsty guests every evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All guests need to do to get their free beer is show a valid photo ID to prove they are of age as well as their hotel key card (guess that means you can't just sneak in off the street; shame).

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Kimpton To Don Overalls and Doc Martens in Seattle Again

October 31, 2013 at 4:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Kimpton Hotels can be found all over the West Coast, especially in San Francisco where the company originated, but right now, they are ramping up their Pacific Northwest properties.

The friendly boutique chain has just announced plans to open a 97-room hotel in Seattle by late 2014. It will be their fourth hotel for the city. Here are the juicy hotel detes:

An adaptive reuse of the landmark Palladian Building, originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, this new project will embody the gritty elegance of the city showcased in 97 rooms, 1,100 square feet of swank meeting and event space, a trend setting restaurant and a lounge with an edgy urban vibe.

Slated for a late 2014 opening, the historic building is located in the trendy West Edge neighborhood in downtown Seattle, just steps away from Pike Place Market and the famed Seattle waterfront as well as many favorite Seattle attractions. Designer Nicole Hollis will oversee the project.

And just to be clear, Kimpton does not own the property but rather they were selected for the management contract by local development company Shemiran Trade.

Meanwhile, Kimpton has even more properties lined up across America including Austin, Grand Cayman, Milwaukee, Palm Springs, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Savannah, and Sedona. What's next, London? (We hope!)

[Photo: Wikipedia]

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Should Seattle's Edgewater Hotel Bring Back Fishing From Room Windows?

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  Site Where: 2411 Alaskan Way [map], Seattle, Washington, United States, 98121
October 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle gained much of its reputation from the fact that The Beatles infamously fished out the window during their stay, a unique experience that guests continued to enjoy for many years after.

But the fun's been over now for quite some time. It all started when Noble House purchased the hotel in 1987, and yesterday when we called the Edgewater to inquire about this once-lovable feature, the hotel informed us that fishing out the window is no longer allowed due to "liability first and foremost," but that other factors also led to the decision, such as the caught fish stinking up the room, new bedspreads, and the lines disturbing other guests.

Uh! While we understand on one hand -- especially the smelly fish part -- we're frustrated. This was such a novel aspect for a waterfront hotel to offer, and it seems like a shame for them to ditch it altogther instead of coming up with a creative way to keep the tradition alive. Something as simple as designating a few of the lower-level rooms as "fishing rooms" and charging an upgrade fee would have done the trick. And you could treat the fish smell the same way you treat cigarette smoke, putting trust in the guest that they'll play catch and release.

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