Green luxury is the focus at the Hyatt at Olive 8. It’s Seattle’s first LEED-certified hotel and residence. The hotel takes up the first 17 floors; the rest of the building’s 35 floors are residential. The public spaces are sleek, with modern lines and minimalist decor in earth tones and pale blues and greens. The rooms are designed for superior energy efficiency, but there’s no compromise on amenities. The corner view rooms have walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Seattle skyline. Hyatt at Olive 8 offers a business-plan breakfast and a few extras at minimal additional expense. The hotel is one block from the Washington State Convention Center, making it a perfect base for events and conferences.
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This area of downtown Seattle has been almost entirely rebuilt in recent years; now, shiny new high-rises sport great restaurants and shopping at street level. Kitty-corner from the hotel is Blueacre Seafood, which offers a sustainable wild seafood menu and a daily catch. The shopping centers of Westlake Plaza, which recently underwent a remodel and brought in new upscale brands, and Pacific Place, with its multi-screen theater, are just two blocks away.
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Rooms: 333 rooms, 13 suites. From $180. Check-in: 4 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The casual Urbane Market is the hotel’s wine and coffee bar with lighter fare like soups and sandwiches. There’s also an elegant restaurant, Urbane, which serves local farm-to-table cuisine, focusing on Pacific Northwest ingredients and vintners. And there’s an extensive kids' menu, making this chic location a family-friendly venue. Spa and gym details: Elaia Spa has 12 treatment rooms and offers massage, mani/pedi treatments, waxing, and scrubs. The spa also provides fitness facilities for hotel guests—a full range of equipment; a 65-foot, non-chlorinated indoor pool; and a Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room.
Who's it for: Convention attendees (the Washington State Convention Center is one block away), and both business and leisure travelers seeking hotels with a commitment to green hospitality. Our favorite rooms: Some rooms have views of Lake Union. Ask for a Corner King room to get the fullest views of the city. Hypo-allergenic rooms are available upon request. Stay fit: Sign up for a free beginning yoga or Pilates class in the on-site studio. Classes are available a few times a day.