Over the last year I spent more time in Seattle than I had before, at any point in my life. I went past Bellis Fair, over the Chuckanut, beyond the Tulip Festival, to the stands at Safeco, up the Space Needle, around the EMP, above and below Pike Place Market, and shopped til I dropped.
I discovered more of Seattle’s history, saw more of its MLB and MLS teams in action, dug into its foodie scene, and hit popular attractions that millions visit each year.
Last November I had the pleasure of staying at The Maxwell Hotel in Seattle and meeting the team behind Pineapple Hospitality. This family-run business operates The Watertown Hotel and The University Inn in the University of Washington District (just North of downtown), HotelFIVE (in the heart of downtown), and The Maxwell Hotel (Queen Anne).
I have partnered with them to offer up a Seattle Overnight Getaway to one lucky reader. The winner will get the chance to spend the night in an Urban Suite at HotelFIVE in the heart of downtown.
HotelFIVE has a full restaurant, a coffee bar, a modern lobby (complete with books and board games), and has been completely remodeled (you would never be able to tell it used to be a big chain hotel). The suites have flat screen TV’s, pod coffee makers, WIFI, Serta Concierge Emerald Plush mattresses, Kohler fixtures and more.
The hotel has deluxe queen rooms, deluxe double queen rooms, and only 2 Urban Suites. The Urban Suite (that the contest winner will be able to enjoy) has a king bed, a sleeper sofa, 42″ HDTV, WIFI, and upgraded amenities with a walk-in shower with rain shower-head and body sprays.
HotelFIVE is within walking distance of some of the city’s best attractions and eateries, including several of Tom Douglas’ restaurants and Dahlia Bakery.
The winner of the contest can also enjoy the amazing EMP (Experience Music Project) at Seattle Centre thanks to the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau (“Seattle CVB”). They’ll include 2 tickets for the EMP in the prize package along with 2 monorail passes. From HotelFIVE, you can walk over to the monorail station at Westlake, do some shopping along the way.
There is a Battlestar Galactica exhibit on now at the EMP (until March) along with their amazing Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Avatar exhibits, guitar gallery, and more. Check out the Seattle CVB for timely events and exhibits when you plan your stay.
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There are no blackout dates for the hotel stay but booking is based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter, a resident of BC, and must be legally permitted to enter the United States (and return to Canada). I will draw 1 winner next Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:00am.
Update The winner is Cynthia Booton – @canuckcyn!