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

A new Autograph Collection hotel brings luxury, bespoke outdoor adventures and transformative experiences to Jackson Hole.

Located at the gateway to the Grand Teton National Park, The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection hotel, which made its debut in late May, has 100 guest rooms and suites; The Bistro restaurant and bar; an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, and 7,5000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting and event space.

 

From building water rockets to competing in cold-water belly flop contests, groups are bonding amid the majestic Cascades.

 

One of the best things about the chill of winter is the warmth of a roaring fire. Northwest venues are particularly adept at creating spaces where guests can gather and collaborate around a stunning fireplace that is as much a work of art as it is a necessity. Here are some of our favorites.