Rendition, a new restaurant and bar, has opened its doors on the ground floor of Hotel Interurban in Tukwila, Washington, just minutes from downtown Seattle. Offering shareable plates and aromatic spirit-driven cocktails, the menu highlights include graze boards, hibachi skewers of braised pork belly, marinated tiger prawns, dry-aged steaks and smoked sablefish. Showstopping desserts include Thai Bananas Foster flambé, served in a cast-iron skillet with a tableside pour of ginger-infused rum; Berries & Bubbles, with sea salt meringues, macerated berries and PopRocks, served with tableside pour of brut Champagne for a crackling, sensational experience; and Campfire Profiterole, served under a clear glass cloche, cream puffs are lightly smoked with apricot crème and dark chocolate mousse with activated charcoal that releases smoke when the cloche is lifted. The restaurant has a large inviting dining room, spacious bar, and sprawling outdoor patio with firepit.

The 185-room Hotel Interurban offers over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 19th-floor Rainer Room (capacity: 300) with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier. hotelinterurban.com/event-spaces

Hyatt at Olive 8, in the heart of downtown Seattle, features local seafood at its new signature restaurant TIDAL+. Tidal. Menu offerings include a raw bar, oyster tacos, ceviche, lobster mac & cheese, a smoky salmon cobb salad, Alaskan halibut and craft cocktails like SeaGarita, which adds salted seafoam to the classic ‘rita. The 346-room Hyatt at Olive 8, luxury eco-conscious property, has 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom that can accommodate 480 guests for a banquet, 600 for a reception and 800 theater-style. hotelinterurban.com/event-spaces

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

Meeting planners can take advantage of midweek deals for custom corporate meetings in the mountains of Tamarack Resort in Southwest Idaho, two hours north of Boise.

 

The Whistler Conference Centre is poised to reveal the results of the $3.5 million renovation that was completed in late 2020. The venue has been revived with what’s described as “a contemporary, sophisticated aesthetic, infused with West Coast character and inspired by Whistler’s majestic natural environment.”  Design elements and technical upgrades were the two key focal points of the renovation project.