Lotte Hotel Seattle
Luxury On High
What it is
A gleaming new 189-room tower (designed by Philippe Starck, no less) with a topnotch seasonal restaurant, gym, and a France-inspired spa with a steam room and sauna.
What it isn't
Hands off. Lotte Hotels & Resorts is based in Seoul, South Korea, and their staff roll out the red carpet for guests stateside, too, with doting, thoughtful service.
What we think
If famously luxury-loving Frasier characters Frasier and Niles Crane needed to book a staycation in their Seattle hometown, this sumptuous yet streamlined hotel would undoubtedly be their choice. The beauty is in the details at Lotte Hotel Seattle, from the 3,000-year-old Sequoia log transformed into the lobby desk to the 16th floor restaurant overlooking Elliott Bay. Guest rooms designed by Philippe Starck are light-filled (thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows) and stocked with perks aplenty, including a Bose speaker, Nespresso coffee maker, pillow menu, and gratis bottled water. Rooms begin at 281 square feet, but feel so much larger, thanks to well-placed mirrors and a blonde wood color palette; to sprawl out even further, we love the 891 square foot Premier King Suite for their oversize king beds, living rooms, and a soaking tub and rain shower in the spa-like, marble-lined baths.
You're here because
The spa is exquisite, with decadent treatments like a golden caviar facial and detoxing body wraps.
From your blonde wood table at the Mid century-inspired Charlotte, you can watch boats sailing on Elliott Bay. A delectable sight…until, that is, your waiter arrives with your roasted black cod served with heirloom squash, pine nut and pumpkin beurre blanc.
Restaurants & Bars
Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge - Our 16th floor restaurant elevates downtown Seattle dining with imaginative dishes featuring fresh, local ingredients.
The buzzing heart of downtown Seattle, just across the street from the Sky View Observatory—which at 73 stories, makes the Space Needle look short.