So many of our hotel’s great reviews mention our guest service employees, including our fabulous concierge team! Robert, Kimberly, Jane & Kelton meet, greet and guide our guests during their stays in Seattle. Not a day goes by where they aren’t asked about top attractions. We thought we’d join in on the asking and get their own favorite spots around town.
Robert, who recently celebrated his 20th anniversary here at the hotel, is known well by many of our regular guests. Here’s what he had to say: “Wings Over Washington (or WoW) is one of my favorites. I’ve done this ride many times and I still get a thrill when seeing the panoramic views of our beautiful state. WoW is located on the waterfront at pier 57. I’m also a big fan of MoPop (formerly Experience Music Project). I still think of this place as the music project even though they now have many different collections; from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame to Pearl Jam-Home and Away there is something for everyone.”
Kimberly spends her time at the front desk as well as the concierge desk. She recommends two popular spots: “The Gum Wall is a very popular spot for tourist as well as locals. It’s a brick wall covered with chewing gum, located right in the Pike Place Market. Although, some may refer to the wall as unsanitary, many individuals find it an interesting piece of art! The Great Wheel is a spectacular way to get a bird’s-eye-view of Seattle. I highly recommend The Wheel because of it’s great views.”
Jane is our Chef Concierge and a proud member of Les Clef’s D’Or. She had this to say about her recommendations: “There are so many amazing things to see and do in Seattle and two of my favorite places to visit are actually FREE. The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is a fun spot. Enjoy hands-on activities at this museum run by passionate locals who wish to share their love of boating and the craftsmanship of boat makers. Boat rentals are also available. Plus, there are FREE Sunday boat rides! Kerry Park is my second FREE destination. The viewpoint is located on the south side of Queen Anne Hill on W. Highland St. This park affords you the iconic panoramic views of the Seattle city skyline, including the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, the Olympic mountain range and Mt. Rainier.”
Kelton is our Assistant Front Office Manager and oversees the concierge and guests services team. One of his favorites, that is a little off the beaten path, is the Wing Luke Museum. It offers a glimpse into the history of Seattle and how the Asian Pacific American culture affected what Seattle has become today. From the permanent exhibits to the Bruce Lee exhibit to the Historic Hotel tour to the seasonal food tours, the Wing Luke Museum has something for everyone!
On your next visit to Seattle, check out our team’s favorites … or maybe find a few of your own favorites! When in Seattle and for more attraction recommendations, please do visit our Concierge Office located in the lobby. You can also reach out to our staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.