These new downtown hotels are all the excuse you need for a mini getaway that will remind you why you fell in love with Seattle.
Inside the skyscraper with the blue glass fins at Eighth Avenue and Olive Way is a Hyatt hotel with environmentally conscious
rooms, some of which have a view over the green roof with drought-tolerant sedums. The $285 Romance package gets you a king
room, bottle of sparkling wine, 60-minute massage for two, full in-room breakfast, and valet parking.
From $199 for Sunset readers (valid through Sep 14, 2009; mention this article when calling to book); olive8.hyatt.com or 206/695-1234.
The look is all clean lines and fun nods to 1960s mod. And, oh, that view―the Olympic Mountains and sparkling saltwater crisscrossed
by ferries. Be sure to check out the bathwater-warm outdoor infinity pool (left) with a panorama of Puget Sound.
From $275; fourseasons.com/seattle or 206/749-7000
The hotel is new, but it’s in a 1917 landmark building that was once a men’s club. Whereas the other new downtown hotels are
sleek and spare, the Arctic Club is plush and plump. Rooms on the Club Level have terraces with knockout views.
From $199; arcticclubhotel.com or 206/340-0340.