Looking for the inside scoop on Seattle music and travel? Visit Seattle is launching its Visit Seattle TV Amazon Fire TV app, which allows users of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick to enjoy popular Seattle video content, including current regular series and short video clips. The Amazon Fire TV service further extends the reach of visitseattle.tv, launched last fall by Visit Seattle.

The new app offers a mix of branded video content, pulling directly from Visit Seattle’s YouTube channel as soon as new video content is added. Content includes episodes of the “Sounds by the Sound” series, currently in its third season on Revolt TV. The series explores Seattle through its music. Episodes include interviews with emerging and established artists and performances at city landmarks.

The new app also features Visit Seattle’s “First Takes,” a series of online films featuring first-time Seattle visitors being introduced to city-specific experiences, such as Pike Place Market, the Seattle Great Wheel, a ferry trip, Easy Street Records and Washington state wine tasting. visitseattle.org

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.


The Kimpton Pittman Hotel has opened in Dallas’ storied Deep Ellum neighborhood, serving as the first hotel in the neighborhood and providing doorstep access to some of the city’s most popular shops, breweries, dining and live music venues.


The fare and flare of Spain has arrived in downtown Grand Rapids with the opening of the new MDRD, pronounced Madrid, on the 27th floor of the tower at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (previously Cygnus27 restaurant). While the feel and flavors have changed, the unparalleled views of downtown and the Grand River means that this space still provides the best skyline dining in the city. Here, every seat is the “best seat in the house.”