This morning the Seattle Art Museum hosted a ribbon cutting for their newest addition to the Olympic Sculpture Park. “Echo“, a magnificent piece of art from sculptor Jaume Plensa, comes to Seattle after a stint at the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York. Echo is a reference to Greek mythology and more information on the origin of the piece can be found here. The Olympic Sculpture Park is about a 10 minute walk from the Inn at the Market, located on the north end of the Seattle Waterfront. The park offers visitors a place to walk, ride, contemplate, explore and appreciate art in a beautiful outdoor space. We are lucky to have such a space in our great city!
*Photo courtesy of Seattle Art Museum
End of summer is always marked by the arrival of throngs of musicians coming in for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premier arts festival. This year’s lineup does not disappoint! We are so excited about some of these bands, not sure how we’re going to pack them all in. Check out the full lineup here. This annual arts festival features more than music. Head to Seattle Center for comedy shows, creative arts/crafts, tasty bites and the family friendly Youngershoot. Just a reminder to guests of the Inn at the Market, Monorail passes are available for purchase at our front desk for a convenient way to head to the festival.
Bumbershoot is Aug 31-Sept 2, 2014. Ticket info here.
The owner of Watson Kennedy, whose flagship store is located here in the courtyard of the Inn at the Market, is premiering his lifestyle book, Style & Simplicity…today! Watson Kennedy is a visual display of Ted Watson’s style and elegance. His recently published first book will be a great way for followers and fans to be able to take a little bit of that style and elegance home with them. Style & Simplicity offers tips and tools on everything from food and drink, to decor and gardening. We are especially excited to announce that Style & Simplicity will be placed in each of our guest rooms for our guests to enjoy. See something you like? Head into the shop for more inspiration!
Ted Watson’s book signing and launch party is tonight at Watson Kennedy Fine Home located on the corner of 1st Ave and Spring St., 5-8pm. Tickets available for purchase in the shop or by calling ahead to 206 652 8350.
If you are staying at the Inn or in the Pike Place Market, signed copies of Ted’s book are currently available for sale at the market Watson Kennedy.
Travel & Leisure recently listed America’s Best Cities for Summer Travel, and Seattle was #2! We locals know that summer is our best kept secret. We wait all winter and spring for this magical time of year. You would be hard pressed to find many Seattleites not out enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities there are to do in the Puget Sound. As concierges at our Front Desk, we love giving guests the options of what to do with their day. Whether it be taking a ferry to Bainbridge Island or Victoria, BC, a wine tour of Washington’s best wineries, or exploring the sights of Seattle; we love to hear about our guests’ adventures. Next time you’re staying with us at the Inn at the Market, please be sure to tell us what you love about Seattle in the summer!
Book your summer reservations now!
Inn at the Market was recently invited by Travel Annex to be part of their great travel website featuring exceptional properties around the world; where to go, where to stay, where to eat. Check out the great video they made of us, showing all our best features. We couldn’t have said it any better!
Just a reminder our summer season is booking up fast! Take a look at the packages we offer and check availability here.