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 …

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. …

Tom Douglas Cooking School Opens in July

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There is an exciting new destination for food enthusiasts opening this summer in Seattle. The team at Tom Douglas Restaurants is opening a cooking school, called Hot Stove Society, within Hotel Ändra in July 2014. Tom Douglas’ business partner, chef Eric Tanaka, will be kicking off the series with an exciting class exploring the fifth …

Spring and Summer Events in Seattle

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There is always a plethora of exciting cultural events happening in Seattle, especially during spring and summer months. Our expert concierge team is ‘in the know’ and eager to suggest memorable things-to-do for guests of any age. Visit the Hotel Ändra concierge station in our lobby and feel free to read our staff’s ‘2 Days …

‘Welcome Back’ to Two Days in Seattle

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Team Umlaut shares their “Two Days in Seattle,” along with the Seattle Visitors Bureau travel tool of the same name. Our team submissions are on the Hotel Ändra 2 Days in Seattle page. After a quick trip, our Director of Sales & Marketing, Crystal, enjoyed a native re-introduction to Seattle: Upon my return from a …

Seahawks Parade Downtown

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The Seahawks Victory Parade on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 will begin at 11am, just south of Seattle Center at Denny Way. The parade will travel south down 4th Avenue, directly in front of Hotel Ändra. The parade will then go past Westlake Park and finish at the north entrance of CenturyLink Field at approximately 1pm. …