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The Edgewater Hotel: The Best Seattle Has to Offer

By Steph Moore

If you’ve never been to Seattle, or if you’ve been but never stayed at The Edgewater Hotel, you have no idea what you’re missing. Everything The Edgewater does is beyond four-star and will exceed your wildest expectations. It’s luxurious, offers exceptional views, caters to its guests’ needs with impeccable service, and prepares absolutely amazing meals.

Embraced by Elliott Bay and nestled on Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 67, The Edgewater stands watch over the Olympic Mountains and Seattle skyline. Practically floating on water, the hotel boasts an authentic Pacific Northwest experience including aluminum exteriors, natural wood interiors and river-rock fireplaces. Whether you choose to partake in a fine meal and expertly poured cocktails at Six Seven, read a book in the magical lounge flanked with pictures of legendary past guests, or explore the Seattle landmarks all within walking distance, this classic landmark is defined through its culture and distinctive atmosphere. The hotel was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, along with the Space Needle.

You may not feel like leaving your room, but if you get the urge to explore, it’s a short walk to Seattle╩╝s Pike Place Market, the trendy Belltown neighborhood, the downtown financial district, Seattle Center ~ which features the Space Needle, the Victoria Clipper, Washington State Ferries, the adjacent Myrtle Edwards Park and Olympic Sculpture Park ~ as well as many other landmarks, waterfront shops, restaurants, and places of interest are all within 5 minutes of the hotel.

The Edgewater’s concierge will be happy to assist you in planning activities during your visit.

ROCK – N- ROLL HISTORY

In its early years, The Edgewater Hotel was named the Edgewater Inn and Camelot. The hotel is the only over-water and waterfront hotel in the Seattle area. Edgewater was originally built for the Century 21 exposition, 1962’s World’s Fair. Since then, this boutique hotel has earned a place in history as host to some of the most well-known names in music ~ including The Beatles during their visit in 1964 during the height of Beatlemania, Led Zeppelin, who had an impromptu soccer game in the lobby with a front desk employee instead of signing her soccer ball, plus KISS, Blondie, the Rolling Stones, and Frank Zappa amongst others.

LODGE-INSPIRED ACCOMMODATIONS

The quintessential hotel with AAA Four Diamond status offers guests the opportunity to luxuriate in the famously captivating views, enticing them to explore Seattle. Warm your toes after a long day out by the gas fireplace that is included in every room, each designed in an elegant yet warm Pacific Northwest style. Welcoming guests with a teddy bear and fireplace, all rooms provide 100 percent Supima cotton

linens, custom bedding with down blankets, and bath amenities complete with a rubber ducky for a bit of whimsy.

The Edgewater has two specialty suites:

The Beatles Suite caters to rock- n- roll aficionados with fascinating portraits, memorabilia, Beatles history and music. With contemporary elements ~ dark metals, white glass, leather, designer lighting ~ this is the ultimate entertainment suite; it also features a photo gallery of the Fab Four in their early years, including the Beatles’ famous “Fishing out the Window” photo ~ shot in this very suite. Did we mention they were guests?

  • 750 square-foot studio-style suite
  • Full panoramic views of Elliott Bay
  • Oversized guest room with combined sitting and sleeping areas
  • One king bed
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • Oversized European-spa style bathroom with glass encased shower, claw foot tub and dual sinks
  • The bathroom features a blend of hand-cut slate flooring with a garnet color palette on the walls, warm-white wainscoting
  • Large bay windows offer unobstructed views of Seattle’s Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
  • Furnished living room area, library, dining area
  • State-of-the-art stereo system with Beatles CD collection

The Penthouse Suite features sweeping Puget Sound views and is appointed with a dining room, loft-styled living room, romantic master bedroom, and wall to wall picture bay windows throughout. A Northwest style river rock wall delineates the dining area, complete with:

  • 1,000 square feet
  • Full panoramic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains
  • One bedroom, split level suite with four post king bed
  • Two-sided gas burning fireplace
  • Living room area with dining for six people and wet bar
  • Two 42″ flat screen TVs
  • European-spa style bathroom with Whirlpool tub, dual sinks and large walk in shower with skylights and view of the iconic red E
  • Outside private deck, featuring Adirondack chairs and chaise lounge
  • Glass dining table for six with a wet bar

Other options include:

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$759 for one night, waterfront premium room, weekend stay

Available now through Sept. 30, 2012*

  • Luxurious waterfront accommodations at The Edgewater
  • Toast to romance with Christian and Ana’s favorite Bollinger Rose champagne in room upon arrival
  • Inspire love with 50 Shades of Grey book in nightstand
  • Explore Seattle in an Audi like Christian Grey with a demo drive from University Audi
  • Tour the couple’s favorite Seattle hot spots with a custom 50 Shades landmarks map
  • Recreate the romantic sailing excursion in Puget Sound

To book visit www.edgewaterhotel.com or call 206-728-7000.

*Minimum 21 day booking window required. Subject to availability. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Taxes and service fees additional. Minimum age of 21 required for champagne amenity. May not be combined with any other offer, group, negotiate rate. Unused portions non-refundable. University Audi demo drive is subject to availability and excludes Audi R8. Guest must present valid driver’s license and car insurance, agree to complete University Audi legal documents, indemnify and hold harmless University Audi and The Edgewater Hotel.

Rock -n- Roll Romance Package

Experience what it must have been like for music legends Led Zeppelin, Kiss and those four shaggy haired guys from England. As a superstar in training, you will be treated like rock n’ roll royalty:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Private Velvet Roped dinner for two in Six Seven
  • Two tickets to Experience Music Project
  • Beatles Book
  • Map of nearby music hot spots

Romance Package

If you’re in the mood for romance, escape with your beloved to Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. While you enjoy your magical view of Elliott Bay or the Seattle skyline, snuggle together in front of your own fireplace and indulge yourselves with hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of crisp champagne. After a night of sweet dreams, experience a delightful breakfast for two in the award winning Six Seven.

Noble Adventures’ Package

This summer, let your Seattle adventure begin at the shores of Elliott Bay. Settle in with overnight accommodations with a spectacular view of the Seattle skyline or wake on water with our coveted waterside guest room. Next, take flight with an amazing bird’s eye view from above with Kenmore Air’s Flightseeing tour. Every seat’s a window seat on this exciting, narrated tour of the Seattle metropolitan area. You’ll see Lake Union’s famous houseboat communities, the beautiful University of Washington campus, magnificent lakeside and seaside estates, Seattle’s professional sports stadiums and downtown skyline, the bustling Elliott Bay waterfront and much more. And, of course, the flight begins and ends with an exciting water takeoff and gentle landing in Lake Union right in the heart of the city. Then toast your adventure with your choice of a wine or beer flight from Six Seven Restaurant and Lounge.

This package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in city or water view guest room
  • Roundtrip transfers for two between hotel and Lake Union
  • Flightseeing Tour for two persons
  • Flight of wine or beer (1 flight per person)

ityside Lodge Room

Cityside Lodge Rooms

Quaint and colorful, these intimate lodging accommodations feature a postcard-perfect view of charming downtown.

  • 225 square feet
  • City view
  • Queen bed
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • European-style spa bathroom with glass encased shower

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Providing a twinkling view of the famous downtown skyline, many with a view of the Seattle Space Needle, these accommodations include:

  • 350 square feet
  • One king or two double beds
  • City view
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • European-spa style bathroom with glass encased shower
  • Executive writing desk
  • Sitting area with leather chairs

The Waterside Rooms

With partial views of Seattle’s Elliott Bay, these downtown accommodations offer a spacious living area and:

  • 350 square feet
  • Partial views of the pier and Elliott Bay
  • One king or two double beds
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • European-spa style bathroom with glass encased shower
  • Executive writing desk
  • Sitting area with two leather chairs

The Waterfront Rooms

Waterfront accommodations and guest rooms offer premium views of Seattle’s Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains and feature:

  • 350 square feet
  • Full panoramic views of Elliott Bay
  • King or two double beds
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • European-spa style bathroom with glass encased shower
  • Executive writing desk
  • Sitting area with two leather chairs

Waterfront Premium Rooms

These premium luxury Seattle accommodations offer panoramic views of Seattle’s Elliott Bay framed by the majestic Olympic Mountains. You’ll get to enjoy:

  • Approximately 350 square feet of living space
  • King bed
  • 42″ plasma flat screen televisions
  • Sitting area with two leather chairs
  • Gas fireplace and an executive writing desk
  • Bathrooms decorated with richly colored slate, featuring glass-encased showers and claw-foot slipper tubs

DINING AND DRINKING AT SIX SEVEN travel-newlobby_hi-300x204

The award-winning restaurant combines breathtaking panoramic views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains with Northwest inspired cuisine. With floor to ceiling windows, Six Seven dishes up Seattle’s best view. Six Seven features seasonally inspired cuisine crafted with only the freshest and finest organic and naturally raised ingredients, procured by Chef Roberts. Guests have the choice of dining indoors or out.

If you’re in the mood for a crisp, comforting cocktail (and who wouldn’t be!), the hotel’s sleek lounge is also available. Happy Hour at Six Seven offers a great small plate bar menu of creative and inspired culinary selections:

  • Penn Cove Mussels: bell pepper, fennel, cipoline, blackened citrus, chablis, smoked paprika, sourdough
  • Tiger Prawn Corn Dogs: citrus mustard, tomato jam
  • Blackberry Hot Wings: classic red hot with a lightly sweet blackberry kiss, fennel sticks, and blue cheese
  • Armandinos’ Salumi Plate: fruit pastes, olives, dry provolone and grilled artesian bread
  • Fish & Chips: classic beer battered true cod and malt vinegar tartar sauce
  • Sliders: patty melt, pastrami reuben or tandoori lamb

The seductive, comfortable, and casually elegant Six Seven lounge is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy gorgeous vistas while sipping on fun and classic cocktails. There’s live music Friday and Saturday nights. The pineapple infused vodka martini, homemade gin and tonic, and Gingerita are just a few samples of the specialty cocktails. Or, opt to enjoy some delightful dessert wines, port selections, scotch and cognac from around the world.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Voted “Best Quintessential Seattle- Area Reception Site” by Seattle Bride Magazine, The Edgewater╩╝s breathtaking views offer an unforgettable location for the magical celebrations in life. The Olympic Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the beauty of Seattle, while the Terrace Deck allows guests to Toast the Bride and Groom with the sparkle of Downtown Seattle’s skyline. The Edgewater has unique accommodations suitable for events from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners to anniversary celebrations. High-speed wireless Internet access is available to all as are in-house audiovisual capabilities

GOING GREEN”

“Going Green” is a concept the hotel has embraced, and for implementing many eco-friendly procedures it has won two Green Eco- Leaf ratings; The Edgewater uses local growers and food supplies at Six Seven restaurant and issues guests 100% recyclable key entry cards.

For more information on beautiful The Edgewater Hotel ~ including photos, reservations, airport access, and more ~ please call 1-800-624-0670 or visit www.edgewaterhotel.com

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