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Seattle’s Edgewater HotelApril 5, 2011 By: Michael Browne Travel Agent
|A selling point of The Edgewater is its proximity to Seattle’s landmarks.|
Now when they travel to Seattle, your clients can live like rock stars—or at least stay where the rock stars stay, at the city’s only luxury waterfront hotel, The Edgewater.
Seattle, of course, is known for its music scene, as a hub for alternative rock and, most notably, the grunge explosion of the 1990s with the success of bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. In-the-know music savants flock to this Pacific Northwest metropolis for its thriving club scene.
The Edgewater has long been part of the city’s rock-and-roll legacy. Back in 1964, during the Beatles’ first world tour, the Fab Four stayed in room #272 at The Edgewater and famously “fished” out their window into Elliott Bay below. The hotel immortalized their stay by turning their room into The Beatles Suite. This 700-square-foot suite has rare photographs, memorabilia, history and music of the Beatles.
With the Rock n’ Roll Romance Package, fans and would-be stars (and regular travelers as well) can stay at the iconic Edgewater hotel and lounge as their idols did in the hotel’s lobby, known as “Seattle’s Living Room” for its impressive list of musical guests. In addition to the Beatles, KISS, Led Zeppelin and even the Village People partied at The Edgewater.
Clients are treated like rock-and-roll royalty with an intimate velvet-rope dinner in the hotel’s Six Seven Restaurant, a Beatles coffee table book and map of nearby music hot spots, as well as tickets to the Experience Music Project (EMP).
The EMP is a high-tech, interactive music exhibit with the essence of rock-and-roll. Exhibitions explore the roots of rock-and-roll using rare memorabilia, artifacts, music and stories as told by the musicians themselves.
The Rock n’ Roll Romance Package is available now through October 1 starting at $689 per night.
Livin’ Large at The Edgewater
Nestled on the waterfront at Pier 67 in the heart of downtown Seattle, The Edgewater was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. The hotel is famed for its views of Washington’s natural beauty (Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, those Northwest sunsets) and its proximity to the city’s popular attractions and shopping at Pike Place Market.
The hotel’s 223 rooms are split between waterside and cityside, which come with full views of the downtown Seattle skyline and the Space Needle. Apart from The Beatles Suite, the Waterfront Premiums are the most requested accommodation. Either a Cityside or Waterside Family Suite is perfect for families. Here’s a tip: For groups, the best value is Cityside, for VIPs recommend Waterside rooms.
Rooms are described as “lodge luxury,” says Sarah Kiepe, director of sales and marketing, so your clients can expect river-rock fireplaces, knotty pine furniture, overstuffed chairs and custom bedding with down blankets. Rooms also include private bar and refrigerator, a seating area, and 32- or 42-inch plasma TVs with digital entertainment.
Recently redesigned guest bathrooms have garnet-colored walls and white breadboard wainscot as well as amber quartz slate flooring, glass-surround European spa showers, and white vessel sinks on black granite counters with a stainless-steel base. (Nice touch: Bath amenities come with a rubber ducky!)
Top of the line is the split-level, 1,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite, with a dining room, loft-styled living room, master bedroom (with four-post king bed) and wall-to-wall picture bay windows throughout. A Northwest-style river rock wall separates the dining area, complete with glass dining table for six and a wet bar, and French doors lead into the bedroom. Guests can relax on the spacious outside deck in an Adirondack chai a chaise lounge.
At The Edgewater’s signature restaurant, Six Seven, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while taking in the waterfront view from either inside or out on the deck. The lobster mac and cheese comes highly recommended, and Kiepe tells us Six Seven is the only place in the world that serves the delicious asparagus fries.
The hotel is always packed for festivals and rocker events such as Bumbershoot, Seafair and Hemp Fest, but peak season (July through September) and weekends throughout the year are very popular as well, so it’s recommended to always book early.
For reservations and inquiries, agents should contact Sarah Kiepe (206-728-7000; [email protected]).
|Many famous musicians have spent time in the Edgewater lobby, known as Seattle’s Living Room.|