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.
By Jenny Cunningham | Photographs by Lisa Romerein
May 13, 2009
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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.
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Four Seasons Hotel
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.
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.