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At Vintage Park, pampered guests find "boutique style and Kimpton service in downtown Seattle." The venue's central location houses guests close to boutique shops, theaters, museums, the sports stadiums, must-see attractions like Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, even the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.
But it gets even better. At the onsite restaurant Tulio, diners enjoy locally-sourced, regional Italian cuisine plus nightly wine hours that feature Washington state varietals. Travel + Leisure magazine recently recognized Tulio as one of the "best Italian restaurants in the U.S.," and loyal fans return for the cuisine prepared by local celebrity chef Walter Pisano "with fresh, seasonal ingredients and a dash of Seattle sizzle."
Guests enjoy dishes like market-fresh smoked salmon ravioli served with asparagus and lemon cream in an Old World ambiance that features antique revolving doors, white linen tablecloths and exposed brick walls.
Other perks: the hotel is pet-friendly, in-room spa treatments are available, and a fitness room allows guests to stay in shape even while away from home. But what's new this season? The Vintage has added a ‘sip ‘n stretch’ component to the Wednesday wine hour. This means that, every other Wednesday, yoga instructors come to the lobby and lead poses for guests to practice in between sips of wine. (This complements the fact that the hotel now stocks a Kimpton yoga bag in each room and yoga ‘roll out’ service if guests desire.)
Also, in the venue's 'honor bars,' guests can now purchase a stuffed mountain goat for $20, with proceeds going to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. A mountain goat was chosen since they often help clear vineyard land (so the stuffed toy has been aptly named ‘Vinnie’); this proves the perfect solution for travelers on business trips who haven't had time to shop for a gift for the kids back home.
Photo courtesy of Melanie Blair
Lastly, every winter during the holiday season, the Vintage Park puts together a wine bottle tree made from recycled wine bottles. Crowds love the festive flair, and they also enjoy the port and chocolates made available in December as a ‘night cap’ option. 'Tis the season!