I took a very short work trip to Seattle last week (less than 24 hours) and wanted to share a few pics. The best thing about Seattle is that my dear friend Conrado, who I’ve known since the 2nd grade, lives there. That’s 35+ years of friendship. If you can do math, I just revealed my age. Ha!
I stayed at Hotel Max which is the closest hotel to Amazon Headquarters. Branded a boutique hotel, Hotel Max was a step up from a hostel. It’s perfectly fine, but the rooms are tiny with limited amenities. I did appreciate the Starbucks right across the street.
Before dinner, I did a Yelp search and spent an hour at the Hothouse, a clean, bare-bones women’s only spa and sauna. It’s $18 for the hot tub, sauna, steam room, cold plunge, relaxation area, lime-infused water and showers for as long as you like. $1 for each towel you use, or you can bring your own.
Conrado met me at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, and we proceeded to gorge on baked brie, chicken liver mousse, cheese and cured meat. I was a little hesitant on Oregon wine (Yes, I’m a California wine country snob), but the Pinot Noir I had from Willamette Valley was oh so good!
Note: It’s our 25 year high school reunion in June. Pilots: Sign up now for the Grand Reunion event.
Lastly, a pic of the registration desk at Amazon headquarters where every other employee walked in with a dog. And the banana stand outside headquarters where everyone (not just Amazon employees) are encouraged to take a free banana.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle?