The only hotel located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, the Pan Pacific is ideal for visitors who want to be close to the city’s downtown attractions and also explore Seattle’s newest neighborhood, home of Amazon's new world headquarters. The lobby, aglow with big windows; travertine floors; a long, low fireplace; and tigerwood accents on the walls, sets the hotel’s overall tone of minimalist Northwest and Japanese fusion style. You’ll find the same cool, uncluttered elegance and attention to detail in the rooms and suites, where light-colored stone tile, carpets, and fabric wall coverings serve as calm backdrops for the few well-chosen and well-designed pieces of furniture. (One thing to note is that none of the rooms have twin beds.) The wood-and-stone bathrooms have both a walk-in shower and a deep soaking tub. In-suite dining is a special amenity offered to guests staying in the suites. The table is set with flowers and candles, you order from a special menu from Seastar, the hotel’s well-regarded restaurant, and the meal is served in your room by a waiter. For some added oomph, request a room with a view of the iconic Space Needle. A large gym with state-of-the-art equipment, dry saunas, and a hydropool is located in a separate building across the cobblestoned front plaza. Adjacent to it is a Vida spa offering soothing massages and ayurvedic skincare treatments. A Whole Foods anchors the bottom level of the hotel.