Bumbershoot 2013 Lineup Announced
May 2 - Bumbershoot, North America’s largest urban arts festival, celebrates its 43rd year with a jam-packed lineup bursting with Seattle based artists. Headliners include Death Cab for Cutie, Heart, Fun, Icona Pop and MGMT. The festival takes place on Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus and is expected to host over 100 different musical talents throughout Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2013.Tickets are on sale now.
EL Gaucho Receives National Restaurant Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA)
April 17 - El Gaucho Hospitality, a local Pacific Northwest restaurant group, received the national award for the company’s commitment to serving the city’s neediest residents. El Gaucho has donated more than $3 million across local charities and has served more than 10,000 meals to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM). In addition, El Gaucho will donate the $5,000 award check to UGM to show its continued commitment to help the local community.
New Heathrow-Seattle Service Possible with new Delta-Virgin Venture
April 8 - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking antitrust immunity for their new joint venture on flights between North America and the United Kingdom. If antitrust immunity is approved, Delta plans to begin new nonstop service between Seattle and London-Heathrow, complementing the airline's growing international gateway in Seattle.
‘Score on Parking’ Hotel Package for Seattle Mariners Games
April 1 - Play ball with Seattle Kimpton Hotels and their “Score on Parking” hotel package featuring a special on valet parking. The valet parking price is determined by the Seattle Mariners opponent’s previous game score. If the opponent scores two runs, valet parking is $2. If the opponent scores zero runs, valet parking will be free. Use rate code SCORE when booking this package, offer is available through October 31.
Seattle’s Largest Hotel Planned
March 28 - Seattle developer R.C. Hedreen Co. plans to build Seattle’s largest hotel two blocks north of the Washington State Convention Center. The Ninth & Stewart project will be the largest convention hotel north of San Francisco and one of the largest on the Pacific Coast when it opens in early 2017. The 43-story building will include 1,500 hotel guest rooms and 150,000 square feet of meeting space.
Seattle Art Museum Debuts Iconic Public Art
March 24 - the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) inaugurated MIRROR, a permanent art installation by artist Doug Aitken that instantly became a new landmark on the museum’s building façade in downtown Seattle.
Museum of Flight Adds Unique Antique Aircraft to Earhart Exhibit
March 9 - An antique Lockhead Model 10-E aircraft will become the new centerpiece of a permanent exhibit honoring Amelia Earhart when it is flown to the museum this September. Earhart flew the same model aircraft during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937.
Feb. 21 - The newly transformed Seattle Center Armory now offers a three-hour happy hour on the third Thursday of each month from 5-8 pm. It features music by KEXP’s DJ D’Nelski, specialty cocktails, foods by Northwest chefs, min-golf, giant Jenga, trivia games and chances to win big prizes.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Wins Two Coveted Honors
Jan. 25 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced downtown Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel as the recipient of the Hotel of the Year award. This is the second time the Fairmont Olympic Hotel has won this honor. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel tied for 2012 Environmental Hotel of the year.
Jan. 25 - The Seattle Sports Commission announced the winners for the 78th Annual MTR Western Sports Star of the Year, the Northwest’s premier celebration of Washington sports: Professional Sports Star of the Year: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks; Female Sports Star of the Year: Mary Whipple, USA Rowing; Male Sports Star of the Year: Nathan Adrian, USA Swimming.
Pictured above, left to right: WSU Cougar legend Drew Bledsoe, Jim and Cecilia Adrian, parents of male winner Nathan Adrian, UW Husky legend Lawyer Milloy, Miss Seafair.
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