Earlier today I regaled you with the luxuries of the Grand Hyatt Seattle and now I’ll be moving on to their sister hotel down the street, The Hyatt at Olive 8. Let me explain this in the universal language of a Sex & The City metaphor. If The Grand Hyatt Seattle is Charlotte, understated and elegant, Olive 8 is Samantha– hip, and impossibly chic. This is a super sexy hotel!
All photos courtesy Taggart Sorensen and Noah Fallis
Olive 8’s design and decor show the kind of restraint I would have to exhibit if locked in a cupcake shop overnight. From the spectacular glass front of the hotel to the marble and wood reception area, their attention to detail is impeccable. I’d wear this hotel like a Chanel coat if I could!
While touring the hotel, I learned that The Hyatt at Olive 8 was the first LEED certified hotel in Seattle, meaning that they have been recognized for sustainable practices like water conservation and energy efficiency. Only 20 hotels in the US have been officially LEED certified. I’m the kind of girl who buys ridiculousy expensive organic shampoo that comes in biodegradable bottles (when “planted”, the bottles actually grow friggin flowers!) So this green stuff is right up my alley!
The rooms are nothing to sneeze at either. With all the amenities (flat-screen ID TVs, bathrobes, gourmet coffee) and views of Lake Union or the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, you will feel deservedly spoiled in your stylish accommodations.
Want to stuff your face?! Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, Executive Chef Greg Lopez is committed to serving only the finest foods from the Pacific Northwest to patrons of the of super sleek Urbane. Their dinner menu reads like what my last meal on death row would be! We’re talkin’ dungeness crab cakes, steamed king crab legs, double stack yellowstone grass-fed beef burger, mushroom risotto, and so many other delightful dishes.
If you’re in like with this hotel, I’m about to make you fall for it, hard! There’s a spa. That’s right kids, yet another excuse to not move. Elaia Spa features organic and natural products from the Pacific Northwest along with treatments ranging from massage, facials, nail services and something called Elaia Olive Therapy that I’m pretty sure would be the most amazing thing ever.
I know what you’re thinking– “There can’t possibly be more, that would be crazy!” There is my friend, so stay calm. We’re talking an indoor pool, hot tub, and some seriously luxurious workout facilities including a studio space for yoga and the like. If you know me in real life or have read pretty much anything I write, you will know that I would sooner listen to the Celine Dion Titanic soundtrack on a loop then break a sweat. But. But, this “gym” is so fabulous, with such amazing city views that I would be willing to don my favorite Lululemon gear (active wear I go to coffee shops in) and take a spin on a stationary bike if you dangle a donut in front of me.
Well, I’m out of whitty reportoire and there’s a a bloody Mary bar in the hotel lobby I’m writing at, so I gotta scoot. I will leave you with this. Don’t take my word for it. I am, after all, just a girl standing in front of a guy asking him to love her (…wait, that’s Julia Roberts line to Hugh Grant in Knotting Hill). What I mean is you really can’t trust a person who drinks wine in hotel bathrooms to tell you where to hull up for a night so go, see, do, spa, and if I have given you the wrong impression, find me on Facebook and send me a threatening direct message.
See you in Seattle!