Seattle Week: Kimpton Alexis Hotel showcases city life with antique touches

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Where you stay is key when visiting Seattle.

The Kimpton Alexis Hotel will put you right in the center of the action.

It’s just a few blocks away from Pike Place Market, and surrounded by art museums and galleries. It’s also minutes away from sports stadiums and waterfront recreation, shopping, dining, drinking, and of course, plenty of coffee.

The building that houses the Kimpton Alexis Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and for good reason.

“The Great Seattle Fire (in 1889) ended just outside our door,” said Tom Waithe, vice president of operations. “We were able to actually capitalize on that and create the building you see today.”

It once served as the Alaska Gold Standard Mining offices, and the treasurer’s office for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Today, it’s outfitted with modern amenities like Amazon Echo Dot, Peloton exercise bikes, and even a rock climbing wall.

Another unique feature: the hotel offers 17 different room styles. “Because the hotel is so old, the rooms are different sizes and different shapes,” Waithe said.

Website: www.kimptonhotels.com

If you want to go to Seattle, do what Living808’s Trini Kaopuiki and John Veneri did and hop on an Alaska Airlines flight. The airline offers daily nonstop service to Seattle from Lihue, Honolulu, Kahului, and Kona.

To plan your next trip, visit http://alaskaair.com.

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