Why Go: The Emerald City’s newest hotel, Thompson Seattle, will debut this June in the heart of downtown, just a stone’s throw from the famed Pike Place Market. Boasting superb views of Puget Sound and the surrounding Olympic Mountains, the property’s spacious rooftop bar and lounge offer guests a hideaway above the bustling city. And the signature indoor, all-day restaurant, Scout, provides a retreat for those inevitable rainy days.
What to Expect: The first Pacific Northwest outpost of Thompson Hotels, the 12-story property’s 158 rooms and suites all feature floor-to-ceiling windows, with either cityscape or water views. Mid-century-modern interiors, by Toronto-based design team Studio Munge and Washington State’s own Jensen/Fey, pair well with the geometric contemporary facade by architect Olson Kundig. Nightly rates for rooms and suites are priced from $279 and $679, respectively.