Seattle is a city of endless possibilities. Although nestled amongst some of the most stunning scenery and mountains, the city offers all the convenience and modern comforts you can imagine. There is something for everyone from fine dining, luxury accommodation, culture and art, to quirky shopping, sports, outdoor adventures and a bustling nightlife. While there is something for everyone in the Emerald City and plenty to fill multiple trips, it’s a particularly popular destination for travellers looking for luxury from their vacation. If you’re planning a trip to Seattle and looking for ways to make it extra special, here are some suggestions for where to stay, where to eat and what to do during your stay.
Where to Stay
This 5-star hotel combines modern comforts and a central location with luxury and relaxation. The modern rooms and finished to an incredibly high standard with floor to ceiling windows which provide exceptional views of the city and the natural landscape around you. Televisions are integrated into the bathroom mirrors so you can soak in the tub while keeping up with the latest shows, movies and news. Head to the rooftop infinity pool on a sunny day where you can take in views of the Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, or make use of the onsite spa to relieve any stresses, aches and pains.
Loews Hotel 1000
Loews Hotel 1000 has a luminous modern refinement throughout the hotel, while paying homage to the rich history of its location. The guest rooms are defined by the local landscape with soft greys, rich greens, and a hint of rose, which adds soft warmth to the space, and each room includes a large bathtub and fantastic views. There is a Virtual Golf Club that enables you and up to 3 others to play on 50 of the world’s best golf courses. It’s a vibrant and lively place to stay with a downtown location and the restaurant, All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar, shines a spotlight on Seattle’s distinct character and flavors. Guests will enjoy the freshest seafood available in a welcoming atmosphere.
Where to Eat
This fine dining restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy both exquisite cuisine and – thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows – breath-taking views of the city, the Cascade mountain range and Lake Union. Canlis is a family restaurant currently run by the 3rd generation of chefs and offers a sumptuous 4-course menu and award-winning wine selection. There are 3 private dining suites as well as exclusive dining space, The Caché. The Caché appears to be situated amongst the trees, has a couch for relaxing between courses, and is perfect for private and romantic evenings.
El Gaucho Seattle
El Gaucho offers diners a journey back in time with a classy and glamorous approach to fine dining. You enter through leather-padded doors to a candlelit room and live jazz which take you straight to the 1950s. The food and wine are renowned for their quality and you can enjoy your evening in the main restaurant or a private dining room. Find out more at the El Gaucho website.
What to Do
Private Hot Air Balloon Ride
There’s no more luxurious way to enjoy the breath-taking scenery around Seattle than from a hot air balloon. Book an exclusive hot air balloon ride and glide peacefully over the landscape and lakes and past the mountains at sunrise or sunset. With Seattle Ballooning, you’ll get a close-up view of Mt Rainier (which no other balloon side service in Seattle provides), champagne and freshly-baked croissants from Seattle’s famous Bakery Nouveau.
Grahams Royal Tea
For formal fun, try an authentic English Tea experience with a private tea party at Grahams Royal Tea. You’ll have a private room with a hostess and generous servings of delicious tea, sandwiches, scones and cream. Everything is served on delicate bone China and you can even wear fancy hats and tiaras to turn it into a real celebration.
Woodinville Wine Country is just a 25-minute drive from downtown Seattle. You’ll be surrounded by the picturesque beauty and peace of Sammamish River Country. There are over 100 tasting rooms and wineries from small family-owned cellars to the region’s founding winery, the grand Chateau St Michelle.
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