Pumpkin Spice Luxury at The Spa

Relax the mind and body this season at Seattle’s only Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa. Pumpkin has been known to exfoliate and nourish the skin with vitamins A, C and zinc, working to naturally renew all skin types. The Spa experts have created the most coveted, pumpkin-inspired enhancements to a line of spa treatments for head-to-toe bliss all season long.

Add a rich, Exfoliating Pumpkin Peel to any facial to help fight free radicals and boost collagen levels, leaving skin youthful and glowing. The invigorating and detoxifying Pumpkin Spice Back Exfoliation massage enhancement uses natural enzymes of cinnamon spice, ginger and pumpkin seed oil to exfoliate the back, freeing skin of toxins while natural zinc works to increase cellular turnover and aid in build up. Using a silky and luxurious body cream of organic Shea butter and aloe to deliver ultimate hydration, the Warm Vanilla Bourbon Crème enhancement can be added to any massage or body treatment. Stimulate circulation and leave feet and hands soft and smooth with antioxidants of pumpkin, ginger and clove. The Pumpkin Foot or Hand Treatment treatment can be added to any manicure or pedicure.

Exfoliating Pumpkin Peel:pumpkin spa treatments at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle $35

Pumpkin Spice Back Exfoliation: $25

Warm Vanilla Bourbon Crème: 25

Pumpkin Foot or Hand Treatment: $15

Reservations required, please contact The Spa at (206) 749-7077 or Tweet booking requests to @FSSeattleSpa.

New ART Lounge Cocktails for Fall

Fall has settled in, making room for warmer moments spent cuddling up to spiced cocktails and full-bodied brews. ART Lounge has married locally made spirits with market spices to create fall inspired Northwest sips worth craving.

The WA Salted Caramel, infused with house-made sweet potato puree and completed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel rim, has already made friends with locals and visitors alike. The cozy cocktail mimics brightly colored falling leaves and will keep bellies warm this autumn. With our recipe, enjoy one at home:

WA Salted Caramel cocktail Four Seasons Hotel SeattleWA Salted Caramel

1.5 Rogue Hazelnut Spice Rum
.5 Butter Shots
.5 Pineapple juice
simple syrup
sweet potato puree

Shake ingredients and strain into tumbler glass with salted caramel rim; top with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Join us in ART Lounge daily for Happy Hour or book a reservation at our Chef’s Table by calling 1 (206) 749-7070.

Seattle Restaurant Week

ART Restaurant joins more than 150 Seattle-area restaurants for Seattle Restaurant Week, a celebration of food that spreads across King County, October 19-23 and 26-30, 2014. After taking a peek at ART’s special Seattle Restaurant Week menu featuring fall fixings, we recommend reserving a seat in advance.

With three choices for each of the three courses during lunch and dinner, it’s easy to mix and match all week long! Want a match made in culinary heaven? Add one wine tasting during lunch for only $5 more, or a 3-course wine pairing for just $12 during dinner.

The Seattle Restaurant Week menu at ART is $15, Monday through Friday for lunch; and $28 for a three-course dinner menu, Sunday through Thursday. Reservations recommended by calling 206 749-7070 or join the conversation on Twitter using @ARTRestaurant and the hashtag #SRW.

Three Ways to Stay Energized this Fall

As the seasons change and the days grow shorter, it can be hard to stay energized. Here are three ways to conquer jet lag and power through, for a fun-filled trip to Seattle.

Quinoa Energy ART Restaurant Seattle 3 webFresh Start: Start the day right in ART Restaurant with a custom blended juice with a variety of fresh and seasonal fruits. Each has its own benefit, like the Power Green Juice with apple, spinach and lemon. Add whey -soy protein powder to avocado and yogurt for some extra lift. Packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, your custom juice blend or smoothies can be the perfect way to keep energized throughout the day. Add a plate of baked egg whites with asparagus and hashbrowns or warm quinoa topped with market berries and you’re ready to take on travel plans.

the spa at four seasons hotel seattleHolistic: After a long day sightseeing, align the energies within your body with a Thai Energy Massage at The Spa. Influenced by yoga, ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, this blend of stretching and acupressure helps to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility and relieve tension.

Snack Bike Four Seasons Hotel Seattle handlebarsEnergy On the Go: Catch freshly squeezed juice or a yogurt bar on wheels with Four Seasons Hotel Seattle’s Snack Bike. Have a pop-up energy bar sent to you anywhere in the hotel, just contact Concierge for details.

Private Parties & Holiday Celebrations

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle ballroom holiday partyIt’s not too early to book holiday parties and events. In fact, weekends are filling up fast at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. If you are thinking of hosting a holiday event or year-end celebration for a party of 150 or more, the ballroom is available Friday, December 19, 2014 and Saturday, December 20, 2014. The ballroom features natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and one of the most beautiful views of the Seattle Great Wheel and Elliott Bay. Add to that unsurpassed service and Pacific Northwest cuisine at its finest. Book now for an event that will be both memorable and unique.

In addition, reserve an event during the week, for a special mid-week Happy Hour Holiday Party. Two packages, the Superior and Deluxe, offer a savings ranging from 30-45 percent, when booking a one-hour cocktail reception any time of day, Monday through Friday. Each package includes complimentary room rental, in-house sound system, linen, cocktail tables, centerpieces and votive candles to set the stage.

The Superior package includes a selection of two cold and two hot passed hors d’oeuvres and one drink per person. The Deluxe package includes a choice of four cold and four hot hors d’oeuvres, one appetizer station and one drink person.

To book your next event at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, contact the catering department at (206) 749-7000.

Introducing TeaVert

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle introduces premium, single-origin whole leaf tea from TeaVert. Sourced using eco-friendly cultivation practices, TeaVert’s Bai Hao Oolong, Mao Feng Green Tip, Adawatte Estate Pekoe and Herbal Infusion are available to the growing number of guests and visitors requesting premium tea service.

TeaVert Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

“While Seattle is known for amazing local coffee producers, we wanted to compliment that with a unique and authentic tea experience for our tea enthusiasts,” says Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Executive Chef Kerry Sear. “The fact that TeaVert is a Seattle-based company and they use sustainable harvesting practices and biodegradable products were even more reasons for us to partner with the company and be the first to introduce it.”

TeaVert Four Seasons SeattleThe tea is presented with an individually hand crafted single-use tea infuser, made and packaged in the USA from a fully biodegradable, FSC-certified white birch raw veneer. Each tea infuser is assembled utilizing a natural process without harmful use of chemical adhesives or staples.

Four tea blends are available in ART Restaurant and two through In-Room Bistro. The in-room menus are printed in English and Chinese.

Every Day’s a Catch at ART Restaurant

ART Restaurant takes you on another Pacific Northwest culinary journey thiFresh seafood delivery to ARTs summer with Every Day’s a Catch – seven days of seafood served seven different ways:

  • Shuck It To Me Oyster Monday
  • Totally Tuna Tuesday
  • Wham, Bam, Thank You Clam Wednesday
  • Just for the Halibut Thursday
  • Thank Cod It’s Friday
  • Cracked Crab Saturday
  • Salmon Enchanted Sunday

Chef Jelle Vandenbroucke will also continue his summer tours to Pike Place Market with an extended schedule from Tuesday to Saturday. Guests wanting to tag along and visit local vendors and shop with Chef Jelle can contact ART through Twitter or Facebook to schedule a time to visit the market.

The Spa Makes a Splash with Poolside Treatments

Experience The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle without missing a single ray of Northwest sunshine. Already a unique spot in Seattle, the outdoor infinity-edged pool deck at the hotel introduces the city’s only poolside spa menu for hotel guests featuring mini, tapas-style treatments that pamper guests, head to toe.

With the Olympic mountains, Seattle Great Wheel and the natural beauty of Elliott Bay in the background, guests can enjoy the treatments separately or combined to completely unwind.

Poolside Spa treatments at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Nourish dry, sun-damaged skin with an a la carte spa menu of services incorporating lush Shea body butters and all-natural essential oils. Or savor drinks and bites from the poolside Bar 84 while pampering tourist-toes with a sumptuous foot rub.

These outdoor poolside treatments are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Or renew and restore the mind and body any day with a visit to Seattle’s only Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa. For reservation information, visit The Spa online or call 206 749 7077. On the go? Book via Twitter using @FSSeattleSpa or on Facebook.

Extraordinary Experiences: Chihuly Up Close

World-renownChihuly Garden Glass experience at Four Seasons Hotel Seattleed glass artist Dale Chihuly is quoted as saying, “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle brings Dale Chihuly’s words to life with an exclusive experience at the Chihuly Boathouse Glass Studio and Chihuly Garden & Glass. Be surrounded with Chihuly’s creative energy and vibrant works of art with a private tour of the Chihuly Boathouse Glass Studio, his iconic workshop and residence not open to the public on the banks of Lake Union, and a VIP experience at Chihuly Garden & Glass, an enchanting long-term exhibition at Seattle Center filled with some of the best pieces of Chihuly’s works of glass.

A Washington native, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art, from his glass designs of Native American blankets and the undulating shapes of sea creatures to the orbs of Japanese glass floats. This exclusive and extraordinary discovery behind the man, his works of art and home is one not to be missed.

Local Flavors at ART Restaurant

From the new Skinny Chef Ale to Every Day’s a Catch and the Pike Place Market tours with Chef Jelle to the Market TV Tray, ART Restaurant takes pride in working with local vendors and highlighting all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

This summer, dine like a local and check out one or more of ART’s sips or dishes:Skinny Chef Ale Market TV Tray

  • Market TV Tray: Chef Kerry Sear’s nostalgic take on TV trays, these quick yet tasty and filling TV trays feature four courses, made with local ingredients. Sample Uli’s Sausage from Pike Place Market; Mischief Spirits from Ballard; Penn Cove mussels from Whidbey Island and Mt Townsend Creamery from Port Townsend all in one delicious meal!
  • Skinny Chef Ale: ART’s custom brew created by NW Peaks Brewery, this pale ale pairs well with the fish and chips for lunch and miso cod and scallops for dinner
  • 55 Locals: 55 Pacific Northwest small-batch, crafted spirits, including vodka, whiskey, gin, rum and more.
  • Pike Place Market tours: Visit Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market with Chef Jelle Vandenbrouke. He’ll take you on a tour of his favorite vendors and shop for the latest ingredients and produce for meals at ART.
  • Market to ART dinners: Part “Top Chef” meets “Chopped,” this interactive dinner invites a group of 10 to Pike Place Market to shop for ingredients for one of the evening’s five courses. Come back to ART, where the chefs will unveil the ingredients and have to create with dishes on the fly.
  • In-Room Bistro: Don’t want to leave the comfort of your room? The In-Room Bistro menu highlights the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer and brings it directly to you. Choose dishes like Northwest clam chowder, fresh oysters, Painted Hills all-natural beef tenderloin and Beecher’s baked cheese sandwich.

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