Puzzle Break—a live-action, interactive escape-room adventure—is debuting its newest location in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood this month. Spanning more than 6,000 square feet, the new location will be one of the largest of its kind worldwide and will feature “Hollywood-caliber immersive set design, world-class puzzles and the latest-and-greatest technological wizardry.”

A great idea for team-building, two identical rooms allow teams of up to five to battle it out to see who solves the mystery faster. The two rooms are digitally connected so as one team solves a clue, the team in the other room can watch their progress. The debut adventure is called “The Eventide Departure.” Participants are tasked with solving the mystery of the last will and testament of the dearly departed Professor Firestone. They must escape the séance before time runs out (cue scary music). Eventually, the Belltown venue will feature more than six escape rooms and games.

The new location is at 2124 Second Ave. You can also plan a team-building activity at Puzzle Break’s location on Capitol Hill at 1423 10th Ave. Or, if you prefer, Puzzle Break can bring an escape to your off-site location for small and medium groups.

For more information, email info@puzzlebreak.com.

Washington’s Vancouver Waterfront development project will be getting a big boost this summer with the opening of two long-awaited hotels. The 138-room Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in late June or early July while the 150-room AC Hotel by Marriott is looking to make its debut on June 15 at the Port of Vancouver’s adjacent Terminal 1. A 10-story condominium building, Residences at Kirkland Tower, is planning an October opening and will be attached to Hotel Indigo.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.

 

If you’re planning a meeting in Idaho, you’ll want to be sure and have a beer break on the itinerary. The state is the top barley producer in the United States and the second-top producer of hops.