Saturday, May 7, 2011

A star filled night at the Maxwell

Staying at the Maxwell was an experience, not just a stay at another stuffy hotel. The first thing you notice is the pineapple welcoming you from the street & looking up at you on the lobby floor. The pineapple is the universal symbol of hospitality and welcome all over the world for centuries. It is said that Christopher Columbus and his men, gave this to the people of Guadeloupe as a sign of thanks. Now it is still the symbol of welcome, warmth, kindness and generosity. This is just what the Maxwell hotel symbolizes and at the same time embraces. 
When you are a guest at the Maxwell you are family. That must be because the Michelle Foreman Barnet, the president & COO of the Columbia West Properties named it after her son showing what a true labor of love, a reflection on how much she put into this place. That when you are a guest in her hotel you just as loved as the boy the hotel is named after. With this being so Family friendly even your "fur" babies can join in on the family with it being dog-friendly, also feel free to rest easy with the hotel is safe with 100 percent smoke-free! 

The best part of an independently operated hotel is that this is their baby, they can do things like they have at the Maxwell that most chain hotels can not. They have a great tie to the Arts community. 

The Location is ideal located at the base of Queen Anne hill adjacent to the Seattle Center and the world-famous Space Needle, The Maxwell Hotel has strong ties to Seattle’s arts community. So close to Seattle’s top destinations like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Opera, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet also directly across the street is the famous Teatro ZinZanni ! These are just a few of the things that make it a great place to stay! Maxwell hotel is the place to stay when you truly want to be in the middle of it all! 

Walking into the lobby of the Maxwell, is a lovely space, with nooks and crannies to hide in and an inviting fireplace to keep you warm on a grey and gloomy Seattle day, making you feel perfectly happy to steal a day away in the comfortable wingback chairs. A wonderful surprise for me and my sweet tooth, a Yummy complimentary cup cake! They  are offered everyday in the late afternoon, what a nice touch.. I had a lemon and ginger with butter cream frosting... I would go back just for these. 
With the Whimsical feeling you get just Stepping into this lobby, It shines like a hollywood star, with all the extra details that the staff goes above & beyond. With stunning design and decor, fun, artful elements of whimsy, all the while the traditional elegance you want to see in a highend hotel. It is all under one roof.  
Having 139 guestrooms, 1,600 square feet of meeting feet!! With SMART board technology, As all of my readers know I'm always looking for great places for retreats & blogger conferences. They have a POOL!!! This isn't something you see every day in Seattle! 

The swimming pool had tiles hand made through out the pool and the pools entry way area, hand painted by local children. Guest like me will find this along with the other personal touches thoughtful and full of meaning. 
Having also onsite exercise facility, complimentary internet, a lobby espresso bar, eco friendly in room recycling & what is even cooler is that they have bicycle check out! 

With rooms for everyone they have a few to choose from! :) 
Here is a list with pictures taken from the hotel.

An aria is music in any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer. Practice your Aria in the walk in shower or relax and enjoy views of Queen Anne Hill or the Space Needle from this Single King Room!

 A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers. They say this is Great for groups and families! This is the room we had and it  feature Two Queen Beds, and the best part of the entire room to me was the cute chair and foot stool.  Our view was of the   Seattle’s famous icons, the Space Needle.! 
The view wasn't where you could sit in your bed and look out but standing in the big window in the entry of the room. 
An ensemble is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production.
You’ll feel very important in the spacious Junior Suites. Enjoy yourself and your large posse crash after a long night at the EMP! With Two Queen Beds, a sitting area with a sofa sleeper, walk-in shower and a  bonus – 
a view of the Space Needle.
“Prima donna” is Italian for “first lady.” The term was used to designate the person to whom the prime roles would be given.
Warning! In these Junior Suites you will be spoiled just like a “Prima Donna”. These spacious rooms feature Two King Beds, a comfy seating area complete with sofa sleeper, spa tub, separate walk-in shower and a view of the Space Needle. You go girl! Find Seattle lodging downtown at The Maxwell Hotel.
With their sumptuous, pillow top beds allowing you to relax in a personal space that will feel like a home away from home. Each of their downtown Seattle accommodations feature amenities that will make you glad that you were staying with them. Special things that they added to their room,  like a microwave oven complete with a welcoming packet of popcorn and a mini refrigerator to store your favorite beverages and snacks.!!! 




    Also in the art deco room is a 42” Flat Panel TV and DVD player, with movies you can check out for free in the lobby, ( we didn't find any we hadn't seen already so we were a little sad about the selection) If we had known that they had DVD's there we would have brought some from redbox!  also they have cable that is Family Friendly! & HBO! 

    Grab your I-pod from the car and start playing your tunes through their iPod docking station. We went to the bakery up on Queen and and got two Apple pie cheese cakes that we ate along with the hotel rooms Keurig® pod coffee maker, we enjoyed a Tully's coffee without leaving the room! Another nice touch!

    The personal in-room safe will hold anything you might worry about while you are playing the day or dancing the night away.....
    
Along with a nice little desk you are able to 
    Very chic and Stylish room with a bathrooms with a walk in shower, black marble counter tops, hairdryer and aromatic amenities from one of my favorites, Gilchrist and Soames.  
The only thing I missed was a big soaking tub! 
I loved the Maxwell making it my new go to hotel for when I am spending a night at the theater or a fun concert at the Key or even the EMP! 

I really loved doing my review at the Maxwell and hope that they will invite me to review their other local hotels!  It was a wonderful stay and The Maxwell made me feel like a Star! Oh wait a minute, that treatment wasn't just for me? Nope they treat all their guest like stars! 







   

1 comment:

eof777 said...

I'm finally catching up on Wandering Wednesday's Blog Hop and have followed you via GFC.
Happy Mother's Day! :-)
Elizabeth