Discover Nuptial Success in SeattleWords by John Roark
Photos courtesy of Thompson Seattle
For foodies, urban explorers and, of course, coffee-loving couples, Seattle is the ticket. This seaport is undergoing a renaissance, thanks to a new generation of entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, chefs, students and educators. “With a booming job market and a reputation as one of the most desirable areas of the country, Seattle boasts a diverse community of residents all dedicated to a thriving future for our city, while preserving its natural beauty and history,” says Amanda Parsons, general manager of Thompson Seattle, a new city boutique hotel and favored hotspot. Against the backdrop of Puget Sound and the mighty Mount Ranier, you’ll find a wealth of dining, nightlife and entertainment options. Summer marks the city’s high season, but we love September-October when the crowds are leaving and temperatures are still perfect for exploring.
Thompson Seattle is a boutique hotel with an urban-chic vibe beating with the pulse of the city. Named one of the 75 most exciting hotels in the world on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List, this contemporary getaway boasts floor-to-ceiling waterfront views and is within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, shopping and nightlife. The hotel’s rooftop terrace bar, The Nest, is a perfect perch for parties and receptions, while Conversation serves up farm-to-table fare presented without pretense. Its private dining space, The Cabin, can host up to 20 guests for an intimate and unforgettable rehearsal dinner.
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair to symbolize America’s space-age aspirations, Seattle’s most iconic landmark, the Space Needle, has recently undergone a multiyear renovation, which includes new open-air observation decks with glass benches and a rotating glass floor, new dining experiences and access to areas never before seen by the public. Soaring 605 feet in the air with 360-degree views of downtown Seattle, Mount Ranier, Puget Sound and more, the Space Needle is a must-see on your visit.
Enter the seductive world of the Can Can Culinary Cabaret and experience a fusion of dance, theater, comedy, food and drink. While weekend matinees guarantee family-friendly fun, irreverent after-dark shows are for adults only. A great find for bachelor and bachelorette party outings.
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2019 issue. You can order a copy here.
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