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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Seattle, Washington
99 Union Street
Tel: 800 819 5053 (toll-free)
Tel: 206 749 7000
After a five-year hiatus, the Four Seasons brand returns to downtown Seattle with this sleek, polished addition with doting service. The rooms have an urban sophistication: Cool abstract art and modern lamps are balanced out by the pillowtop bed and comfy armchair with ottoman, while a super-deep marble soaking tub faces a bathroom mirror with inset TV screen. The most exclusive vantage point is from the Pool Terracefeaturing a Zen garden, an infinity pool, a hot tub, and an outdoor fire pit that face Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. At ART restaurant and lounge, the Northwest fare is paired with the requisite "from our backyard" wine collection (Oregon pinot noirs and Washington cabernet sauvignons). A pleasant surprise is the customized Counter Menu of "raw" and "warm" foodsan artistic (albeit contrived) dining experience that involves dipping paintbrushes in sauces.
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