Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square is open for business and events. The 282-key, full-service hotel is located next to the King Street Station and features two towers, one with the main lobby, hotel amenities, rooms and suites, and the second housing the King St. grand ballroom, outdoor event terrace, indoor pool and leased office space. The hotel offers 17 room styles, from premium and penthouse suites to two-bedroom suites. Amenities include dining at Seattle’s iconic 13 Coins eatery and the inviting Zephyr lobby bar, in addition to a fitness center and complimentary made-to-order breakfasts in the morning and drinks and snacks each night. 

The hotel’s column-free, 7,433-square-foot King St. ballroom features high ceilings and natural light, and seats 545 theater-style. It includes a multiuse pre-function area with a built-in bar, registration office and skypad; an executive boardroom adjacent to a business center; a six-story atrium for welcome receptions; and a landscaped outdoor courtyard. 

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

 

A visit to this property in Kirkland, Washington is good for the soul.

 

Lisanne Ballantyne, president and CEO of Tourism Kelowna, is not originally from British Columbia. Born in Montreal and raised in Winnipeg, she was working in Alberta—most recently as general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton— before arriving in Kelowna last year. The decision to move, she notes, was an easy one. “The Okanagan Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada and a region undergoing tremendous growth.