Sheraton hotels enhance guests’ experiences, from Seattle to Sydney

This October, Sheraton Grand Seattle—located in the heart of downtown—hosted a week-long celebration to mark the completion of its stunning, multi-million-dollar transformation and to make announcements about the entire brand’s exciting revamp. The only U.S. destination on Sheraton’s “Heart for the City” experiential global tour, this iconic Seattle hotel (that boasts three decades of history within the community) seemed like a natural fit.

It’s high time to book sun-kissed jaunts to Texas, Hawaii & Central America, too. 

We’re entering that soggy season when the darkness descends, and we scramble to ration Vitamin D reserves intended to get us (happily) through hibernation-heavy months ahead. If we’re wise, this is when PNW residents remember the importance of plotting warm-weather travels. This is also when we here at Seattleite decide it’s time to help you plan—while simultaneously stoking our own wanderlust-fueled fires.

There’s been an ongoing theme at Seattleite with stories covering travel destinations and weekend getaways in an effort to escape the grey backdrop of Seattle during the winter months. Even though I’ve lived here my entire life, the dark, rainy months between late November and May can be hard to bear. Hawaii is one of my favorite vacations because you’re still in the United States, but it feels like a complete escape. 

Leave behind the winter weather with a mai tai in your hand.

As the temperature drops and Northwesterners begin their annual hibernation, it should be noted that the Hawaiian Islands remain balmy and active throughout the winter season. If you want – or need – to escape the frigid Puget Sound, here’s just a taste of the fun-filled getaway that awaits you in our nation’s 50th state.

Ward off the Winter blues with the sound of the Islands at Seattle Slack key festival.

If late autumn chilliness takes the spring out of your step, a visit to the  3rd Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival might be in order. Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13, this celebration of Hawaiian music, food and culture will have you ditching the winter coat and grabbing your ukulele on your way to Town Hall Seattle.