Where Service is Still an Art
The Heathman name has long been synonymous with luxury, boutique hotels, and its newest property, found in the refined Seattle area hamlet of Kirkland, is no exception. Less than 20 minutes from downtown Seattle to the Eastside, The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland brings appointments and furnishings reflective of the natural grace of its waterfront community. Here, luxurious, warm touches meet modern amenities in its 91 classic guest rooms and suites. Whether on business or simply unwinding, this peaceful, productive retreat beyond the city lights of Seattle brings a welcome respite.
"Sleep in Seattle" could be The Heathman's motto. Providing the ultimate in sleeping comfort is underscored by soft linens and heavenly pillows, completed by the bed of choice. The Art of Sleep
Bed Menu is a signature amenity: first and fourth floors offer European Pillow-top, the second floor offers European Featherbed and the third floor offers Tempurpedic ™ mattresses.
Naturally elegant one-bedroom suites offer a variety of cityscape and park views. Suites welcome in guests with a parlor area, a King bed, a pull-out sleeper sofa, wet bar, a minimum of two SONY LCD HDTVs, complimentary WiFi, spacious balconies.
Consider the Owners Suite (1164 sq. ft.) with a private dining room for six; the Terrace Suite (659 sq. ft., we love Suite 435, with its exterior soaking tub on the patio terrace!); and the Gallery Suite (to 644 sq. ft.) with four-fixture bathrooms; all three suites offer dual sided fireplaces. Other suites include the Symphony Suite (to 550 sq. ft.) on the West corners of the hotel: the Renaissance Suite (604 Sq. ft.) on the second and third floors, each with an intimate sitting area; and the Prelude Suite (to 614 sq. ft.), which brings travelers extra space and a comfortable sitting area. Of course, The Heathman rounds out its well-appointed accommodations with classic rooms in conventional configurations.
Dining is a must at The Heathman. Soaring beyond seasonal cuisine, Trellis restaurant celebrates the Northwest bounty, much of it cultivated by its own Executive Chef Brian Scheehser. Focusing on small, artisan farmers and ranchers from the Seattle area, and cooking with ingredients grown on his own, five-acre garden at the South 47 Farm in Woodinville, Wash., Chef Scheehser’s menu represents delicacies farmed, foraged and fished. Scheehser mixes modern cooking techniques with local flavors and the rustic, robust, farm-fresh cooking style that reflects the Northwest's wine country sensibility.
With such a menu, wine becomes a vital companion. A thoughtful selection of more than 200 wines represents the top wineries from Washington, Oregon and California, alongside esteemed, international labels. Cocktail lovers: Don't miss Scheehser's handmade Meyer lemon-infused limoncello and other cocktails, made with and garnished by herbs from the garden.
Sensory perfection abounds at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, and perhaps it's found best in the hotel's Penterra Spa (“pente” meaning five, and “terra” meaning earth). The spa engages the five senses using elements from the earth. This 5,000-square-foot, indulgence features a calming sanctuary room, treatment rooms, men’s and women’s changing rooms complete with steam room, private showers and a deluxe Fitness Center. A relaxing massage, body treatment, bath therapy, spa ritual or treatment will refresh and rejuvenate.
Once rested and rejuvenated, business travelers particularly enjoy The Heathman's productivity-friendly amenities. In its lobby, a new state-of-the-art kiosk, outfitted with a high speed Internet-enabled Sony VAIO L all-in-one touchscreen PC and color laser printer, quickly enables guests to make dinner reservations, view maps, send email, and print documents. Another technological amenity is the new Clearwire – USB WiMax modem to rent daily, offering broadband-to-go with unlimited data use, to avoid the risk of offsite hotspots that run cold.
Business commuters heading off to Downtown Kirkland (Google's offices are nearby) and leisure guests can enjoy complimentary half-day usage of hotel-owned Swobo “Dixon” bicycles. This easy-shifting, nine-speed bike is lightweight yet tough enough to withstand urban abuse. An added benefit: sightseeing via eco-friendly transportation.
Green initiatives clearly ring through in every element of the hotel. The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland uses Energy Star compliant lighting fixtures, it used locally produced building materials for longer life cycles, and voluntary guest recycling programs abound. Beyond the property, The Heathman brings meaningful, stewardship and volunteer clean-up opportunities along the trails and displays at the nearby Heritage Park, to give back to the community it serves.
Kirkland's lakefront promenade and pedestrian-friendly Downtown offer restaurants, high end boutiques, and performing arts that keep guests engaged every night of the year. It's also a great place for strolls with Fido.
Dogs get posh pampering at The Heathman, as illustrated by its choice of three dog beds. One reduces Poochie's "carbon paw print:” the Organic Bumper Bed, made with a removable organic cotton cover and an IntelliLoft™ cushion made from 100 percent recycled plastic soda bottles.
Whether rest and rejuvenation or uninterrupted business productivity call travelers to the Seattle area, The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland seamlessly offers the best of all worlds.
Classic rooms start at $169 to Owner's Suite rates of $1,200 per night. Please visit www.heathmankirkland.com
or call (425) 284-5800 | (866) 997-5475 for reservations.