Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square is open for business and events. The 282-key, full-service hotel is located next to the King Street Station and features two towers, one with the main lobby, hotel amenities, rooms and suites, and the second housing the King St. grand ballroom, outdoor event terrace, indoor pool and leased office space. The hotel offers 17 room styles, from premium and penthouse suites to two-bedroom suites. Amenities include dining at Seattle’s iconic 13 Coins eatery and the inviting Zephyr lobby bar, in addition to a fitness center and complimentary made-to-order breakfasts in the morning and drinks and snacks each night. 

The hotel’s column-free, 7,433-square-foot King St. ballroom features high ceilings and natural light, and seats 545 theater-style. It includes a multiuse pre-function area with a built-in bar, registration office and skypad; an executive boardroom adjacent to a business center; a six-story atrium for welcome receptions; and a landscaped outdoor courtyard. 

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.