Modes of Travel | July16th, 2018

Fairmount Olympic Hotel


Seattle, Washington

A rich heritage reflective of Seattle’s stature as queen city of the American Northwest is notably the shared pride of the iconic Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Seattle rises above the Pacific Puget Sound, commanding a view across Elliott Bay, the city’s chief harbor, and eastward to the snow-capped magnificence of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains. Its popularity as a tourist destination encompasses its amazing natural beauty, iconic attractions from the Space Needle to Pike Place Market and waterfront, the Monorail and famed sport venues, Washington State Convention Center and Seattle Art Museum, tech and music, coffee connections extraordinaire, superlative dining and shopping. Seattle has so much to offer in every realm and its popularity as a destination and gateway to Canada, Alaska, and Asia makes it an exciting hub for travel and business.

Seattle reigns as the jewel of the Pacific Northwest and the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel has remained its premier hotel since it opened during the boom times of 1924. Its stately elegance and ornate grandeur highlight the contemporary sophistication of the decor found in the guest rooms and suites. Modern conveniences are showcased in spacious rooms featuring marble bathrooms, classic elements of mid-century modern color and design, flatscreen cable TV, high speed internet, minibar, luxe beds and linens, plush terry robes and slippers and designer toiletries. Guests have an array of options, 450 guest rooms ranging from king and queen deluxe rooms to lavish suites promising the ultimate in work, living and dining space. Family friendly and ADA accommodations meet any needs.  The Fairmont Olympic is renowned for its stunning event venues, whether wedding and receptions, corporate events, or more intimate gatherings. The planning expertise of the Fairmont Olympic staff ensures the most professional presentation, accommodating the specifications of events of any size, dream celebrations or business meetings. Business center technology and services include a UPS mailing center.  The state of the art Fitness Center, superlative Day Spa, indoor pool, exceptional dining venues and shops within the hotel enhance your stay. The premier Spa and wellness center, Penelope and The Beauty Bar offers more than 3000 square feet of designated space offering an array of body treatments, massage, facials and beauty treatments including European designed body slimming machine, non-surgical facial toning devices, nail services, and select boutique beauty products. The full menu of massage and body treatments with the professional staff will work out travel kinks and revitalize and energize business travelers and weary tourists.

Dining at the Fairmont Olympic impresses with the classic elegance of The Georgian showcasing its rich historic elements, stunning chandeliers and Palladian windows. Award winning haute cuisine presented by Executive Chef Paul Shewchuk features farm fresh ingredients from Washington’s rich agricultural regions, organics and native fruits, vegetables, and herbs, accenting the local prized fish and seafood. The Georgian is well known for its signature afternoon tea, an experience to be savored.  For casual fare, Shuckers brings an extensive oyster menu, local sustainable mussels, seafood favorites, appetizers and tantalizing pairings within a classic pub style ambience. The Terrace Lounge offers local brews, wines, and craft cocktails to complete your day and bring friends and colleagues together.

The 24 hour concierge service aims to provide helpful suggestions and in-the-know ideas for excursions, attractions, entertainment, day trips, and how to optimize your stay with theater tickets, dining reservations, and walking tours. The convenient location of the Fairmont Olympic is a 10 minute walk from the excitement of Pike Place Market, 5 minutes from the Convention Center, Monorail, Art Museum, and Pacific Place Shops; only steps from Seattle’s famed coffee venues and 1 mile from the Space Needle with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. Connections can also be made with cruises and ferries to the nearby islands.


Fun Fact: The Fairmont Olympic has many environmentally friendly initiatives, most importantly and laudable is their rooftop honey bee haven, 8 hives with an extensive honey production and pollination program known throughout the Puget Sound region.





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