The city that gained even more notoriety with the release of the romantic comedy, Sleepless in Seattle, is in fact, becoming so much more than a movie reference. Located in the North Pacific, close to Lake Washington, Seattle is now considered “little San Francisco.” Why? The cost of living is getting so high in Mark Zuckerberg’s town that more and more global headquarters are moving east. Starbucks, Amazon and Nordstrom all call Seattle their home base; and we can say without a doubt, Seattle is a young, prosperous, creative and dynamic city.
In Seattle, you will find great views at the Space Needle, fine shopping at the Pike Public Market and interesting coffee discoveries such as the Starbucks “pilot-project” Reserve, an avant-garde shop of 15,000 square feet, created by the popular coffee chain in addition to various independent and creative coffee shops all around the city.
Here is a look at three hotels in the Seattle area that are worth a visit… Start planning your next Seattle Getaway now!
This recently renovated boutique hotel is the largest & most recent independent property to open in the city. With its happening rooftop restaurant/bar and a staff that is up to their game, Motif, a Destination Hotel offers a refined stay in the center of the Financial District. The 319 rooms, imagined by the Seattle-based architectural and design firm Degen & Degen, are modern and comfortables. Fun fact: this design-driven boutique hotel partners up every year with a local artist to design a new motif, which is replicated everywhere at Motif Seattle.
Located just 15 minutes outside the city, on the shores of Lake Washington, is the Woodmark Hotel. Here, fitness and wellness are the two main attractions. At Woodmark, guests can go kayaking, paddle boarding or take a boat ride on Lake Washington. The hotel is also home to a luxurious on-site spa, and across the street, you will find Fly Fitness, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center where you can practice yoga, pilates, barre, TRX, and paddleboard yoga on the lake when in season. The hotel’s 100 rooms are spacious and decorated in a beach-house style. The cozy town of Kirkland is a few miles away, but you will feel right at home on the countryside at Woodmark – while Seattle is only minutes away.
Thompson Seattle offers the same design, comfort and sleek style as all the other hotels of the brand. The rooms are chic with the same minimalism design that has become the brand’s signature vibe. This luxurious and modern boutique hotel is intended for a trendy clientele, who appreciate design, and those who appreciate being in the middle of the action. Ideally located mere steps from the waterfront, and the public market, Thompson Seattle offers a unique stay in a one-of-a kind property. The rooftop bar, The Nest, is a hot spot for the locals, offering unbeatable views of the The Great Wheel and Pike Market Place.
The next time you are looking for a cool and fun destination, think Seattle. This is definitely where the cool kids hang these days. http://www.visitseattle.org/