Seattle Macy’s Holiday Parade, Nov. 28

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Celebrate the start of the 2014 holiday season with the annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting Ceremony in downtown Seattle on Friday, November 28, 2014 (that’s “Black Friday” for all of you shoppers). The parade features 25 inflatable floats, marching bands, costumed characters, and an appearance by Santa himself, who will officially open …

Seattle #1 for Arts & Culture

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Hotel Ändra is proud to announce that Seattle was recently named the #1 City in the U.S. for Arts & Culture by BusinessInsider.com. 1,890 cultural and recreational spots were counted in Seattle proper alone. The article adds, “(The city’s) quirky blend of attractions also make it unique, from the Chihuly Garden and Glass, with breathtaking, …

Things To Do in Seattle This Fall

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As the leaves turn in the Evergreen State, there is a long list of outstanding events going on in Seattle. Some of our favorites this fall include: A Chorus Line @ 5th Avenue Theatre, Sept. 3-28. Disney’s Beauty & The Beast @ Paramount Theatre, Oct. 21-26. Balanchine’s Jewels @ Pacific Northwest Ballet, Sept. 26 – …

What is a Bumbershoot?

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What exactly is a “Bumbershoot” anyway? Is it a technical foul in basketball? Is it an Asian vegetable? Actually, it’s a portmanteau of the words “umbrella” and “parachute”, morphed together to create the name of the premier arts and music festival in the Great Northwest. Bumbershoot is held at Seattle Center, just blocks from Hotel …

Fourth Ave Closed Saturday Night 7/26

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Seattle’s annual Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade will take place on the evening of Saturday July 26, 2014. The route runs along Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle, right outside Hotel Ändra’s front doors. We anticipate that Fourth Avenue will be closed between 5:30pm and 11:00pm. If you are planning to drive to or from Hotel …

Ändraversary and Hot Stove Opening

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What a great party! On June 27, Hotel Ändra celebrated 10 years as downtown Seattle’s premier hotel with champagne, aquavit specialty cocktails (including ‘iced’ aquavit from an ice luge), and savory Tom Douglas food. We unveiled our new event space, as well as Hot Stove Society, Tom Douglas’ new cooking school. Hundreds of invitees explored …

Fourth Avenue Closed Sunday 6/29

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The Seattle Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 29, 2014. The route runs along Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The City of Seattle will close down Fourth Avenue from approximately 10am to 4pm in preparation for the parade. To avoid unwanted inconvenience, please plan ahead and allow additional time to retrieve your vehicle …

Live Seattle Music

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Though it’s too late to catch the Sasquatch or Folklife music festivals, there are still plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and see live music this summer! Seattle is known worldwide for its excellent music, from Nirvana and Pearl Jam to Macklemore and Modest Mouse, and exciting new artists are being discovered here every day. …