So imagine this… You get it into your head to visit a city where you have never had the pleasure to spend a night in a hotel, but know it well enough to have plans for your days. Where do you begin to search for where your weary head may rest at night?
There are always a few considerations that are priorities for any individual, couple, or family – which may depend on what the reason for your travels may be. When I travel with one or more of my children, I look for convenience to daily attractions, eco-friendly amenities and business practices, and comfort.
This is what I scoured Seattle for when planning my 6-year-old’s birthday experience. What I found in the Hyatt at Olive 8 exceeded my expectations on all accounts and once I found it, I knew we must stay there.
I like secrets, surprises really. I like to meticulously calculate arrangements on the sly and surprise my friends and family with the unexpected. I like the romance and intrigue of an artfully executed event. I love the look on a little face when all my work pays off and the dreams he never even knew he had come true.
Don’t tell me that looking toward that magnificent building you heart doesn’t go just a little pitter-patter.
We entered a land where Eloise was a boy prince and a grateful, gracious, and excited one at that. He marveled as I checked us in. I marveled at how well the staff treated my boy. Nothing makes a mama happier than to see her child treated like a person, with thoughts and feelings of his own. That was a continuous theme throughout our stay and it made it all the more sweeter.
The Hyatt at Olive 8, An Eco-Friendly Luxury Hotel
The Hyatt at Olive 8, Eco-Friendly By The Numbers
- Hyatt at Olive 8 is the first LEED certified hotel in Seattle and the first for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
- 2.4 million gallons of water are saved each year by low-flow plumbing fixtures, a low-chemical mechanical water system and other LEED-driven efforts.
- 20 percent of the building materials are made of recycled content.
- 29 percent less waste water is used by the hotel’s dual flush toilets, as compared to traditional, single-flush toilets.
- 36 percent less water is used overall as compared to a non-LEED certified building of similar size and scope.
- 95 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills.
- 100 percent of the paint, solvent and carpeting contain low- or no-VOC.
- Committed to green housekeeping practices with Green Seal-approved low-VOC cleaners and offers guests 100 percent toxin-free dry-cleaning services.
- Hyatt at Olive 8 employs comprehensive programs to minimize its environmental footprint, including food composting, in-room recycling containers and food bank donations.
- Innovative environmental extras like room key-controlled Watt Stopper, Inc. light switches keep lights on when the room is in use, and off when it is not.
Do we have your attention yet? Just wait until I tell you about their on-site restaurant tomorrow. You will be on the next train to Seattle in no time!
Join the conversation:
1. Which aspect of the Hyatt at Olive 8 is most striking to you?
2. What eco-friendly practices are most important to you when traveling?
3. What do you look for in a hotel?
Hyatt at Olive 8 graciously extended a reduced room rate and I was asked for nothing in return. All opinions expressed here are my own. I really loved our stay here and can’t wait to go back some day.
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