Hospitality and Culinary Experiences with Photography and Video
with Nelson Yong
Thompson Seattle, located near Pike Place market, is an incredibly convenient property with 158 rooms, views of Puget Sound, a rooftop cocktail lounge called The Nest and six meeting spaces. It was a divine experience, being from this city but taking a “staycation” to experience Thompson as a brand, as a hotel, and as an in-city escape. My verdict? There’s something to this property. It’s like having your very own in-city high rise condo… without the mortgage.
I loved the sensation of being able to valet in and pretend that this is normal living. There’s something special about the guest experience, the service, the client-facing concierge that can point you to all the great things my own city has to offer. The hotel’s restaurant, Scout, bumping at all hours, serves an incredible breakfast and the best avocado toast I’ve ever had, and the panoramic rooftop lounge the Nest serves the trendiest cocktails you’ll find in Seattle – in flamingo punch bowls, no less. Insider tip: Go early to The Nest since it’s often busy (and is usually standing room only, since it’s so popular).

— Nelson Yong (@nelson_yong)