Disclosure: The Hyatt @ Olive 8, Urbane, and Elaia Spa provided complimentary services in exchange for review. All opinions are mine!
For the second night of my epic Hyatt weekend in downtown Seattle, my husband and I stayed at The Hyatt @ Olive 8. While the Grand Hyatt was all about living grand, The Hyatt @ Olive 8 is a LEED-certified hotel that sets the bar for environmental friendliness. That’s quite the honor in a city that takes great strides to care for its environment!
Olive 8 has 346 rooms and 12,000 s.f. conference space. It’s actually the first LEED-certified mixed-use residential & hotel in Seattle and has one of the largest living rooftops in the city. I loved the sleek layout of our room; it actually felt like staying in a modern flat! Though the Olive 8 is eco-friendly, they still know how to pay attention to the little things. It was raining pretty steadily the night we stayed there, and they made sure to have hot spiced cider waiting in the lobby for cold & wet guests like us.
We were ready for dinner soon after we checked in, and were excited to check out Urbane for our meal. I’d been there for brunch, lunch, and happy hour before, but never for dinner. We had the chance to meet the new chef de cuisine, Tomas Ortiz, and indulge in some incredible bites, entrees, and holiday drinks!
They also had the Apple Cup on, so we asked to sit at the bar where we could watch it. Sometimes it can be hard to find a good place to watch games when you don’t feel like being at home or at a loud bar. Urbane is the perfect place for that, and for good food & drink while you’re there!
Everything we had at Urbane was so good we came back for brunch the next day!
Like its sister Grand Hyatt, Olive 8 boasts a sauna, steam room, and hot tub - but alongside its pool and the (also eco-friendly) Elaia Spa! Each treatment includes organic, locally-sourced products. Elaia's spa therapists work to ensure each treatment is customized, so if you're seeking injury recovery, detoxification, or general wellness, this is the spa for you. We were treated to massages at Elaia on Sunday night, and I think it might be my new favorite place to indulgently relax in the city! I love the warm & serene rooms and waiting area; the plush lounge chairs; and the abundance of fresh water infusions and snacks!
The massage was heavenly and much-needed after a weekend of walking around downtown. I’m looking forward to my next visit to Elaia Spa - and have been eyeing their monthly membership too! The membership includes access to the pool by the way, which is great for lap workouts or casual swim. It’s hard to find good places to swim, especially downtown.
Thank you so much to The Hyatt @ Olive 8, Urbane, and Elaia Spa for having us! The Hyatt will be debuting the massive Hyatt Regency Seattle later on this year - which will be the biggest hotel in downtown Seattle when it opens! Check out rates, special packages, deals, and more on the websites for Grand Hyatt Seattle, The Hyatt @ Olive 8, Urbane restaurant, and Elaia Spa.