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In case you missed it — Seattle’s had quite the last year with regards to expansion, especially in the hotel department. Blame it on Amazon or the fact that people around the world are finally becoming aware of the city’s coolness. Whatever the cause, it’s putting this Emerald City on the map and adding an insane amount of color and attractions for both visitors and local residents.
A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity of partnering with the hottest new boutique hotel addition — the Palihotel Seattle. Part of the LA hotel group Palisociety, headed by founder and creative force Avi Brosh, the group operates as a family business and thrives on weaving personal touches to all interactions with guests.
Trevor and I recently stayed with the Palisociety during our summer anniversary trip to LA, so we were excited to see how this California brand would transpose to Seattle. We also used to live downtown a few blocks away from Pike Place, which happens to be where this new hotel has claimed its territory.
We thought this would be the perfect excuse to create a little family staycation around our visit. We packed our weekender bags, grabbed our furry roommate Smalls and headed to our old hood downtown to enjoy all that the revived area had to offer.
As soon as we pulled up to the hotel, we were welcomed by a team of extremely friendly and inviting staff. The valet showed us to the front desk where Smalls immediately stole the show — wagging his butt in excitement, bringing smiles to everyone around. We felt so welcomed and treated as if we had just stepped off a plane from a long trip.
The hotel ambience had a very vintage masculine meets northwest vibe with lots of bold patterns, wood touches and emerald green accents throughout. Very fitting as the century-old building is now registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The vibe was retro and we were so stoked to be experiencing it as locals.
When you venture past the lobby to the living room, you feel like you’re lost in an old hotel library — with eclectic seating options, quirky decorative pieces and a warm fireplace to cozy up next to while you settle in.
When we finally made our way up to our room — we were so impressed by the natural light and smart designed space. Our King Suite was equipped with the most comfortable bed and lounge area, the chicest bathroom, a versatile work desk and an adorable, fully stocked Smeg refrigerator. Plus, we all had treats! Champagne and fresh fruit for the adults and a cozy bed, toy and bag full of treats for Smalls. SUCH hospitality.
After we took some time to enjoy the amenities of our room and the hotel, we headed to our downtown date night conveniently located next to the hotel — dinner at the southern-inspired LA import, The Hart and The Hunter.
When we walked in we felt like we went back in time to the coolest diner. The space was an extension of the contemporary retro vibes of the hotel and the staff was cheerful and so excited to host us. We of course asked our server for all the recommendations and followed exactly what she suggested.
We sipped on a cab from Columbia Valley while we awaited the most delicious set of butter biscuits I’ve ever experienced. These. Are. A. MUST. Then we decided to balance our butter intake with the kale salad which was a refreshing taste of local produce and the most amazing walnut vinaigrette.
From there we moved onto our main courses — I had the crispy salmon dish which bursted with flavors of shallots and bacon and Trevor had the blackened shrimp accompanied with parmesan cream grits. Needless to say we were smiling the whole time.
We were so stuffed that by the time the dessert ask came — and sadly had to pass. But next time… we’re all over that menu.
The next morning we decided to take advantage of our location and the fresh am light, so we headed outside for a stroll with Smalls along the waterfront. A walk I miss dearly from when we lived downtown.
Before heading through the market, we stopped by the cutest little coffee window operated by Anchorhead Coffee attached to the hotel restaurant outside for a little oat cappuccino to go. Yes, they had oat milk :). And Smalls even won too — he got a little treat to go from the sweetest barista.
A huge thank you to the Palihotel Seattle staff for allowing our family the opportunity to close out our year with this fun staycation downtown. We had the best time which triggered all the fondest memories from our younger years in the area.
We closed out the weekend with a little photo shoot with the amazing Jason Tang (which Trev gets major props for agreeing to do). We shot around our favorite spots in the market — where we took engagement photos five years prior — and had a fun time walking around with Smalls in our holiday best.
If you’re looking for a super hip boutique hotel to spend your next staycation or visit to Seattle, I highly recommend staying at Palihotel Seattle.
You’ll get all that Seattle has to offer — and more.
Here’s to our growing city!
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Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
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Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
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