On the eternal quest to bring you the newest of the new and coolest of the cool, we recently traveled north to Seattle to check out the latest installment of the formerly LA exclusive brand, Palisociety. Open as of November 2018, we made sure to get the inside scoop on this forest-inspired, yet totally modern boutique hotel. Trust me, it deserves a spot on your 2019 travel wish list.
Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Palihotel is just a mere stone’s throw away from the famous Pike Place Market, a quick stroll down bubble gum alley to the Elliot Bay Waterfront (best when viewed from the ‘Great Wheel’ - the tallest ferris wheel on the West Coast), and surrounded by a long list of Seattle's must-visit bars & restaurants (Spoiler: full guide coming soon!).
Dating back to 1895, this century-old building once known as the Colonnade Hotel, is now included in the National Register of Historic Places. As soon as we walked in, we felt the historic presence of the building which is no small feat by Palisociety who did an incredible job of upholding the original essence of the building while breathing new life into the space.
Upon entering the lobby, you quickly feel at home. Palihotel is a warm oasis from the damp streets of Seattle, where you are immediately greeted by friendly faces, cozy interiors and the scent of fresh baked cookies. It’s as if you’ve walked into the home of someone you’ve known for a lifetime and all of your worries seem to melt away at once.
Featuring an “unapologetically eclectic, yet approachable design,” you’ll notice the perfect blend of Palisociety’s signature personality mixed with the lush and earthy vibes of the Pacific Northwest. Every single detail is utter perfection and hand selected by owner, Avi Brosh, from the tufted leather sofas, to the carefully collected art, to the endless stacks of books lining the shelves.
Despite the 96-rooms to choose from, the communal feeling within the hotel is palpable. Before sitting down for dinner, we were greeted with one-of-a-kind, locally sourced cocktails over conversation with locals and fellow travelers alike at The Hart and The Hunter bar. Afterward we hit the town to explore a list of local watering holes recommended by the concierge team. Shortly thereafter we returned to enjoy a fireside nightcap in the company of new friends in the ornate hotel lounge.
Dressed in the perfect blend of classic and contemporary design, the rooms are simultaneously sexy and cozy. From the retrofitted amenities, to the custom bath products, to the fully stocked “not so mini” bars – this truly is the suite life. From spaces suited for a king, to rooms outfitted with the trendiest bunk beds, Palihotel has accommodations to suit all needs. So whether you are traveling for business, celebrating a romantic getaway or exploring new terrain with a group of friends, Palihotel is the place to stay.
As they say, the heart of every home is the kitchen and this reigns true at Palihotel Seattle. Native to their Los Angeles location, their award-winning restaurant, The Hart and The Hunter, brings laid-back southern-inspired cuisine all the way to the Pacific Northwest. Here we were served homey dishes such as Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits, Smoked BBQ Chicken, Collard Greens, and more - all with fresh ingredients sourced from their neighbors at Pike Place Market courtesy of Michelin Star Chef, Joey Elenterio.
Not only is the food of legend, The Hart and The Hunter provides the perfect event space for intimate gatherings and celebrations of all types. With just as meticulous care that Palihotel put into the design of their idyllic space, they will put even more into the personalization and planning of your special event.
Photography by The Venue Report & Palihotel Seattle