As the “Emerald City” and home of Starbucks Coffee, Seattle is more than its celebrated stereotypes. With its cosmopolitan high-end restaurants, luxury hotels, hot art galleries and glossy music scene, private jet vacationers visit for a taste of the latest gluten-free marionberry scones and coffee house brews!
Inn at the Market: If your private jet trip to Seattle is dedicated to relaxation and tranquility, the Inn at the Market provides the escape you seek in the heart of Pike Place Market. Using traditional warm tones in the rooms and rich wood furniture, the light that shines through the floor-to-ceiling bay windows will warm you on even the most drizzly days. (Tip: Book the southeast corner rooms on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors for the best city views.)
Sorrento Hotel: An elegant Seattle icon in the First Hill neighborhood, the Sorrento Hotel features rich Italian architecture and bespoke personalized service. The boutique hotel offers European-styled guestrooms and suites—no two rooms are alike. Take part in the Seattle scene without stepping outside with the Sorrento’s ongoing literature, music and social events.
Hotel 1000: A downtown cosmopolitan retreat, the Hotel 1000 overlooks the Sound and the city. If you find yourself in the area for a few nights, the residential-style spaces and high-end media hubs make you feel at home. When it’s damp outside, check out the virtual driving range with 50 of your favorite golf courses. (Tip: Request the corner room, No. 1208, as it features the best views of Elliott Bay, the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier).
How to Cook a Wolf: A small den on top of Queen Ann Hill, this restaurant is more like a vineyard’s barrel room than a scene from a Grimm fairytale. With only 30 seats, the exclusive eatery features a menu that changes daily and unique cocktails.
Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House: Founded by Xinh Dwelley, the Northwest’s most celebrated clam and oyster expert, the Vietnamese seafood restaurant in Shelton is rated as one of the best in the Olympic Peninsula. The seafood served is from local business, so it’s always fresh.
Aqua by El Gaucho: Located on Pier 70, Aqua by El Gaucho offers some of the best views of Lake Elliott in the city. Along with maritime menu and glass walls, diners enjoy an ever-changing oyster bar, king salmon, diver scallops, wild prawns, steamed lobster tails, king crab, steak and more. Complete your meal with the restaurant’s famous flaming baked Alaska. Private dining is available upon request.
Cupcake Royale: With locations on Capitol Hill, west Seattle and 108 Pine, pop into one of the city’s most popular dessert boutiques for a treat. The bakeshop features a new cake monthly and uses organic sugar, cage-free eggs and locally sourced ingredients.
Shop: Get to know the best of Seattle via the stylish, upscale shops within the charismatic city blocks. Check out Ballard Avenue along 20th Avenue to 22nd Avenue for quirky, one-of-a-kind gifts, clothing and accessories. To find the best shoes, visit the shops in west Seattle’s The Junction. For an urban safari, make your way to the shops in the Queen Anne neighborhood.
Follow Dale Chihuly’s Trail: The Northwest is home to world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. With artwork featured internationally, getting your hands on a piece can seem impossible until you get to Seattle on your private charter jet. Check out the Foster/White Gallery and Traver Gallery to claim a coveted piece of art.
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Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operator with a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating has only been awarded to 5% of the world’s charter operators that have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairusaviation.com or call 800-359-7861.