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Cities for Technology
Seattle – It’s no wonder the home of Microsoft made the cut. For a quick tech fix, check out Hotel 1000, where futuristic amenities include “silent doorbells” so staff can ascertain if you’re still in bed or your room is ready to be tidied.
Hotel 1000 Balance Awards
Hotel 1000 and Sozo Friends will present Balance Awards to Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission and Food Lifeline for demonstrating extreme hospitality in serving the medical needs of at risk youth, the homeless and the hungry, respectively. The evening will debut Hotel 1000’s Sozo Balance Wine, a private label red blend crafted by Sozo’s award-winning winemaker Cheryl Jones.
First Annual Balance Awards
Hotel 1000 is honoring those who take hospitality to a whole ’nother level with an award ceremony for three outstanding nonprofits and a five-course dinner. Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, and Food Lifeline will all be recognized and a special Sozo Friends Balance wine—the proceeds of which go to charity—will make its debut. Tickets are $95 and available online.
Corks+Forks: BOKA’s Infusion Cocktails and Ahi Poke
A fine line is drawn between astute artist and mad scientist when it comes to the creation of beverage. Be it the chemistry lab that is never shown on a winery tour (where a lot of the magic truly happens in a less than immaculate vintage) to the elaborate temperature measurements taken while the beer is boiling as wort to the infusion of herbs, fruits and even random vegetables to spirits – beverage production is science touched by the brilliant light of artistry.
If you’re in the Seattle area, you have to try the Peach Cosmo Pedicure at Hotel 1000 (same place where my spa homies saved my skin). It comes with one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had (white peach cosmo), a mimosa (boozetastic), and of course a luxurious foot extravaganza.
Making Memories: Boutique hotels offer one-of-a-kind experiences for group
Have a small group? Why not put them in a small hotel? That’s the whole concept behind boutique hotel meetings. “Meeting attendees are so over the institutional look and feel,” says Michael Krouse, senior vice president of sales for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. “What they really want is an experience, and that’s what boutique hotels deliver.”
Best Ballpark Style Food
BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR at Hotel 1000 serves Seattle with a delicious signature snack – the pretzel bite…
9 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day
BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR The two-course Mother’s Day menu includes Tortilla Espanola with chorizo, arugula and pimenton aioli ($10) and Cold Smoked Alaskan King Salmon with poached eggs, rustic bread, farmers cheese and pickled beets ($15). And if you add a bottle of Domain Chandon Sparkling Rose ($25), she’ll also score a swag bag with Betsy Johnson Nail Polish, Molton Brown product, Spaahh discounts and more.
Hotel 1000 – Why we chose it
At this downtown high-rise, luxe amenities like deep soaking tubs and microfiber robes are made even more alluring by high-tech niceties, like a DO NOT DISTURB sign that uses body heat detection to aleart outsiders that the room is occupied…
Dancing the Night Away
On February 26, guests dressed to the nines to attend Hotel 1000′s Evening with the Stars Academy Award viewing party. While watching the Hollywood stars on the big screen, attendees were treated like celebrities themselves with a red carpet entrance, stunning buffets and best-dressed competition.
Give Mom the Red Carpet Treatment at BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR
BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR at Hotel 1000 is a vibrant communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant with a sleek, contemporary design. BOKA will offer a special two-course menu to pamper Mom with on Sunday, May 13.
Outdoor Dining Beckons as Warmer Weather Returns
The unseasonably warm weather and beginning of baseball season had me fantasizing about dining outdoors, catching some rays and maybe catching a Mariners game. If you prefer to dine before the game, valet your car at Hotel 1000 and dine at their restaurant, BOKA…
Evening With the Stars at Hotel 1000
Gray was honored to attend Hotel 1000′s third annual “Evening With The Stars,” benefiting Reel Grrls and celebrating the 84th Academy Awards! We walked the red carpet, nibbled and sipped on fabulous food from the hotel, and hobnobbed with some of the wonderful people in Seattle’s creative community.
Scene: Recently spotted at business and nonprofit events around the Puget Sound area
Hotel 1000 in Seattle hosts “An Evening with the Stars” party for the Academy Awards show, with proceeds going to nonprofit Reel Grrls, which helps young women in media production.
Sipping Coffee and Talking Seattle
First things first: Where to stay. Both of our recent visits took us to the fabulous Hotel 1000. I cannot say enough good about this place. It has a relaxed, “old friend” feel to it that meets the warm welcome one might receive at the Four Seasons just up the road.
Chef Peter Birk Moves from Harborside to BOKA KITCHEN + BAR
Faster than you can spit out Landry’s CEO’s name(Tilman Fertitta), Peter Birk has left Harborside(formerly the SLU McCormick and Schmick’s) reports Seattle Met‘s Allecia Vermillion. You may recall that Birk left his longtime head chef position at Ray’s Boathouse six months ago to return to the McCormick and Schmick fold. Birk has landed at BOKA KITCHEN + BAR.
BOKA KITCHEN + BAR
CHEF SHUFFLES – Peter Birk of Harborside is now chef at BOKA KITCHEN + BAR. The move may be related to Landry’s hostile takeover of McCormick and Schmick’s.
Seattle’s Home Grown Charm (PDF)
With so many high-tech companies ringing Seattle, it was only a matter of time until a hotel packed in as many gizmos as possible. That would be Hotel 1000, which supplies totally electronic controls in all rooms.
Sozo Friends pairs premium wines with fighting hunger
Washington has more than 600 wineries, but one is different from the rest. That would be Sozo Friends, a blend of award-winning wine and hunger-fighting philanthropy. Awards aside, what makes Sozo different is how it feeds hungry people, pairing restaurants with food banks.
Four Diamonds (PDF)
Congrats to the AAA Diamond Award Winners this year!
Seattle’s Best Pet Friendly Hotels
Hotel 1000 is pet friendly. They believe pets are family too. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, Hotel 1000 is happy to welcome you and your pet.
Hotel 1000 lets you celebrate the Oscars like a celebrity
Slip into your most fabulous gown or dress up as your favorite celebrity and strut your stuff down the red carpet in celebration of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR will serve up the finest cocktails and tastiest hors d’oeuvres while the paparazzi (a.k.a. Team Photogenic) will capture your walk down the red carpet.
Evening with the Stars
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, 4 p.m. Sunday at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Ave., Seattle; $75-$125
What to See and Do in Seattle, WA
T+L soaks up the city’s literary ambience and culinary delights, its late-night characters and early-morning coffee shops. As the plane begins its descent into Seattle’s airport I write on the inside cover of my notebook: ‘New take on Seattle necessary for article. Avoid all weather clichés and weather by-products. No rain, no melancholy, no coffee, no flannel, no grunge.
SAM curator talk (PDF)
If you’ve never listened to talk by Chiyo Ishikawa, deputy director for art/curator of European painting and sculpture at Seattle Art Museum, you’re going to strike god here…
In the Studio with Hotel 1000
Back by popular demand, the In the Studio curator series features a presentation by SAM curators on a current or upcoming exhibition, followed by a discussion with the audience. The event takes place within the intimate setting of Studio 1000 at Hotel 1000, where complimentary hors d’oeuvres from BOKA KITCHEN + BAR are served and wine by the glass is available for purchase for $3 to benefit Seattle Art Museum.
Neighborhood Food News
Boka is joining the dollar oyster club. Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 to close, stop in for $1 oysters and $5 glasses of sparkling wine.
Tee Time (PDF)
Don’t let your swing suffer under Seattle’s famed rain. Play on virtual greens at the Golf Club of Hotel 1000.
Publish or Perish (PDF)
Still trying to come up with a New Year’s resolution? How about kickstarting that book idea you’ve been mulling over? Local authors Kerry Colubrn and Jennifer Worick have a new Business of Books workshop: 30 Days to a Winning Book Proposal.
30 Days to a Winning Book Proposal (PDF)
Seasoned authors and publishers Jen Worick and Kerry Colburn are back with more trade secrets on how to get your book published. This four-week workshop covers self-promotion, researching ideas, crafting copy, and submitting a book proposal.
2012 Gold List (PDF)
Here is travel intelligence in its purest form: drawn from impartial personal experiences, sifted according to exacting standards, far-reaching in ambition, and, finally, tantalizing in what it delivers.
Valentine’s Day Dinner, Part I
Boka’s prix fixe menu for two includes four hearty courses of beet-cured salmon, citrus winter salad, a 24-ounce porterhouse, and chocolate cake with passion fruit pate. Local wines are paired with each course for an additional $40.
T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels (PDF)
With this, our 10th anniversary edition of the T+L 500, we bring you the ultimate collection of the top hotels around the globe, as selected by readers in our annual World’s Best Awards survey.
BOKA’s free cookies
DOWNTOWN — If you happen to visit the museum next Friday(1/27), don’t forget to wander on over to BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, where they will be handing out free house-made Samoan cookies between 11 am and 1 pm.
BOKA KITCHEN + BAR Offers Free (!) Cookies on Friday
To celebrate the Seattle Boat Show, BOKA KITCHEN + BAR is serving free Samoa Cookies on Friday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made in-house, the treat is made of shortbread, caramel, coconut, and chocolate. Also that day, parking guests at Hotel 1000 will receive $5 in BOKA Bucks to be used toward any menu item at the restaurant.
Out Through the Indoors (PDF)
Indoor golf at Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle may be just as frustrating as its outdoor equivalent. The hotel has two golf simulators where you can use real clubs to play your choice of a virtual version of one of 50 nationally known courses.
Executive Life & Style (PDF)
Unwilling to let Seattle’s winter weather deter business travelers from enjoying some networking on the links, two Seattle area hotels offer INDOOR GOLF CLUBS that let clients test their mettle…
7 Beauty Resolutions
Undo Holiday Habits – “The holidays come with foods and drinks that we indulge in. A series of detox treatments is the perfect way to eliminate toxins and recharge the body.”
-Vivian Weber, spa operations manager, Spaahh at Hotel 1000.
Tee Time (PDF)
Don’t let your swing suffer under Seattle’s famed rain. Play on virtual greens at the Golf Club of Hotel 1000.
Holiday Meals and Deals at Seattle Hotels
For the fourth year, Hotel 1000 will be celebrating 12 Days of Comfort, Joy, and Cheer, meaning that the dozen days before Christmas will feature snow outside the hotel and a charity-giving tree inside.
5 Perfect Boutique Hotels for Group Takeovers
For complete exclusivity, some small boutique hotels are being taken over by groups. Networking opportunities await at every bend as all of the hotel’s guests belong to the same group. Plus, signage can be customized just for the group.
Readers’ Choice Awards (PDF)
Best in the World. Here they are, the final winners sifted from more than 8 million votes cast in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, swept up together to form travel’s apex of excellence. Top 200 U.S. Hotels – #14, Hotel 1000, Seattle – 92.7.
The Apple Cup @ Boka (PDF)
Means free Apple Sticky Buns streetside before the game & inside today ’til Sunday, a signature ‘tail created for each team.
UW Squeaks Out a Win in BOKA’s Apple Cup
I’m a Big Ten fan. I have no earthly idea who’s going to win the Apple Cup tomorrow. But, if the signature cocktails developed by BOKA are the least bit trustworthy, I’d put my money on the Huskies.
BOKA KITCHEN + BAR Serves Free (!) Apple Sticky Buns Before This Saturday’s Apple Cup
In celebration of Apple Cup, BOKA KITCHEN + BAR is serving free (!) apple sticky buns before the game from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 26.
Apple Cup Fan Battle at BOKA KITCHEN + BAR
Some college students celebrate this time-honored tradition clad in crimson and gray, while others use purple and gold to show support to their alma mater. Non-students don’t have to cheer their team from home or be the creepy, almost naked guy who stumbles to the game by himself. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR has a way for seasoned fans to do their team proud, college style.
Thanksgiving Dining Options
If you are like me, you are probably procrastinating on Thanksgiving dinner plans. If you are like me, you probably prefer not to host Thanksgiving dinner, to avoid cleaning all those dishes, what with all the courses in the traditional dinner. Fear not! Here’s a guide to dining out and to-go options this Thanksgiving (which is next week).
An Education in Food Part 3
Welcome to Day Three of Four in this weeks’s “An Education in Food | De-Mystifying Fancy Food Terminology.” In case you missed the last two posts, I recentely attended a winemaker’s dinner at Seattle’s Hotel 1000, which inspired a whole lot of culinary learning in this little foodie.
An Education in Food Part 2
Welcome to Day Two of Four in this weeks’s “An Education in Food | De-Mystifying Fancy Food Terminology.” In case you missed yesterday’s post, I recently attended a winemaker’s dinner at Hotel 1000. It was a delicious, five-course meal stuffed full of flavor and innovation… and a bunch of words I only kind of understood.
Falling In Love With Seattle – With Or Without Dr. McDreamy
As someone who travels a lot, I couldn’t have been more impressed with the amenities and staff at Hotel 1000. Not only was the staff super friendly, they showed some personality, which I can assure you is rare in the hospitality industry.
Featured Family Travel Deal (PDF)
Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle has a fun deal for families. On Sunday, December 11, Hotel 1000 will offer the Parent’s Holiday Hall Pass for an afternoon of childfree shopping.
Urban Escape (PDF)
Tucked within downtown’s Hotel 1000 is boutique spa Spaahh at Hotel 1000, which offers refuge from the rain with renewing spa services like facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments…
An Education in Food
I recently attended Hotel 1000‘s Vintimate Winemaker’s Dinner in Seattle, Washington. The event is held in Hotel 1000′s Studio 1000, a warm and intimate setting perfect for wine-drinking, food-tasting, and friend-making…
Neighborhood Food News: Apple Cup Cocktails and a Cupcake Pop-Up
The Apple Cup rivalry runneth over, into the world of cocktails. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR will be offering two special cocktails, the Husky and the Cougar, from Friday, November 25 to Sunday the 27th.
12 Thanksgiving Feasts
BOKA KITCHEN + BAR – A heritage turkey with potatoes and cranberries follows starters like maple glazed pork belly with salted caramel roasted chestnuts. Then comes pumpkin pie slathered in maple whipped cream or chocolate lava cake with bourbon ice cream.
Fresh Eats: BOKA KITCHEN + BAR featuring The Mix List
Last week, I was invited to BOKA KITCHEN + BAR’s tasting for The Mix List, the restaurant’s new menu of fine, handcrafted cocktails by six of its talented bartenders. While most Seattleites might look at BOKA as just the bar for Hotel 1000, the restaurant actually boasts a great American menu, with Brunch, Happy Hour, and an extensive Northwest-focused wine list. Signature to BOKA are its…
DOWNTOWN – BOKA KITCHEN + BAR is introducing The Mix List, a series of six cocktails, each concocted by one of the restaurant’s bartenders. Each libation bears its creator’s name, though the Leaf Erickson wins points on punnage alone. The list debuts today, and patrons who sample all six drinks before December are entered into a drawing for dinner and an overnight at Hotel 1000.
The Best of 2011 (PDF)
Hotel for Guests – Winner: Hotel 1000 Known for: Super-swanky downtown digs with pedestal bathtubs that fill from the ceiling and uber-popular virtual golf club.
On the Town Listings (PDF)
Hotel 1000, Sep 21 – Oct 5 at 7pm, The Business of Books: Book Proposal Series. Seasoned authors and publishers Jen Worick and Kerry Colburn are back with more trade secrets on how to get your book published.
Geeky is the New Cool (PDF)
Imagine soaking in a bathtub as it is being filled with water flowing down from the ceiling. That is what you’ll get if you book into Hotel 1000, a chic establishment in the heart of downtown Seattle.
1000 Reasons Why (PDF)
This is perfect timing. I have recently enjoyed a warm asparagus salad at BOKA KITCHEN + BAR in Seattle and am reminded that Spring is just around the corner. This means any day now boxes of crisp baby asparagus will be seen filling the shelves…
The Best of Seattle (PDF)
Hotel 1000’s signature restaurant BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, on the corner of First and Madison is a mecca for urban American food and handcrafted cocktails. Do yourself a favor and check into of their sumptuous Luxe guestrooms for a night or two.
The Best Hotels are Sanctuaries (PDF)
The first thing we notice when we enter our spacious Grand Luxe room at Hotel 1000 is that the large TV screen welcomes us by name. The second thing we notice is that it offers an extensive menu of choices, including Personal Media, World Radio and Moodz…
Washington’s “Gold” Hotels (PDF)
Seven Washington State hotels made it on to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold list” of the 500 best hotels in the world based on a customer survey. The hotels include Hotel 1000, Seattle with a score of 92.1…
Recently Spotted (PDF)
Feb 27 – Hotel 1000 in Seattle, hosts “Evening with the Stars” party to celebrate the Academy Awards with proceeds benefitting non-profit Reel Grrls.
2011 Gold List (PDF)
Hotel 1000 – “Cosmopolitan and hip”, this newcomer is two blocks from the Seattle Art Museum and Pioneer Square. The lobby’s frosted glass staircase and steel sculptures are softened by natural materials and organic dyed textiles.
Readers’ Choice Awards (PDF)
Perfection is rare in this world, but you found it. Our 23rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards include 1,060 winners, elected by 25,916 readers whose passion is travel. Top 100 U.S. Hotels – #19, Hotel 1000, Seattle – 92.1.
High Tech Luxury Keeps Seattle Buzzing (PDF)
Boasting a Bill Gates-like affinity for technology, Seattle’s Hotel 1000 was born from a desire to challenge the luxury world’s standards of customer service and, with the help of the latest innovations, exceed them.
Platinum Choice Awards (PDF)
The Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards are back! The following properties have been voted the best in the West – consistently showing their guests (that’s you too!) the best in service, amenities and accommodations.
2009 World’s Best Awards (PDF)
In Travel + Leisure’s 14th annual poll, we once again asked our readers to rate the best hotels, cruises, airlines, outfitters, cities, islands and more. The votes are in! Hotel 1000 Seattle, WA named top Large City Hotel.
2009 Stay List (PDF)
Hotel 1000 Seattle, WA. High-tech hotel raises Emerald City’s geek quotient to a new high. Multi-tasking VOiP phones, infrared occupancy sensors, tubs that fill from the ceiling, a virtual golf driving range.