We were astonished to learn on our recent visit to Seattle that the roof of the Hyatt at Olive 8 is made entirely of fresh, green, growing grass. It’s not the only green rooftop in Seattle, one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the United States, but it’s one of the largest at 8, 355 square feet. In a city that prides itself on being “green”, the Hyatt at Olive 8 is the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel because of their achievements in energy reduction, sustainable building practices and use of renewable energy.
We were surprised to be reminded about the room key-controlled switches to keep the electricity on when you are in the room – something we had not seen since our last trip to Europe and an easy and effective way to save energy. The hotel is focused on saving the environment in many ways, but it’s also a lovely, luxurious, and airy property with a beautiful and modern lobby. Because we were writing about the property, the hotel kindly placed us in the largest room in the hotel which is the 1600 square foot Presidential Suite. Sprawling out on a top floor in a corner of the building the suite has windows all around which overlook every possible view of the city, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, office complete with a computer, bedroom and two bathrooms. Needless to say, we were extremely comfortable during our stay!
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