Ironically it wasn’t the first time a bathtub and a bath menu conspired to cinch my travel plans (see Calistoga), but this bubbly invitation, this one was taking me all the way to Seattle. It was Niles (Crane, natch) who piqued my interest in my 20’s, then that Tom Hanks movie coupled with Meredith and Christina in my 30’s, followed by the eclectic concentration of environmental enthusiasts, indie artistry and admittedly, Seattle’s Best Coffee (where’d they go?), that accelerated the appeal. So, when Seattle’s Hotel 1000 launched its Draw Me a Bath menu, I was all in. Run the hot.
If those lockdown years taught us anything, it was to make the best of where we are, however we can, for as long as we can. So, the idea that we can arrive inside a bustling city with a wooden bath bridge complete with amenities and aromatherapeutic treats, these are lessons meant for the long haul. And after.
Dinner is a great place to start. All Water Seafood and Oyster Bar, their on-property restaurant has excellent provisions and service, all celebrating the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Ask for Eric.
Up in the exceptionally appointed room, the Draw Me a Bath menu maximizes the indulgent element of luxuriating away from home, by introducing four tubbale tactics of unwind.
The Destress Mind Bath ($75) includes a rosemary-spearmint bathwater fizzer, water softened with coconut oil and infused with refined CBD in full spectrum Hi-Bio Hemp Oil, an eye or face mask, a dry brush (so good for pre-bath exfoliating), complete with a pot of mint tea. This treatment is intended to sooth a jet lagged body or refresh one after a day of mountainous activity.
The Romance and Rejuvenation Bath ($175) includes a bottle of wine, Hotel 1000 chocolates, Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak (so good), and Pike Place Market rose petals.
The appropriately entitled Emerald City Bath ($200) is a green hued homage to its namesake locale. Complete with a locally procured Pacific Northwest smorgasbord of Buddha Bath Seattle Rain scented bath bubbles, a CBD Breathe Bath Bomb, a natural hemp exfoliator sponge, Herbivore Botanicals Emerald Oil, an emerald healing stone, and a jade face roller. Indulgence for now, indulgence for later.
And finally, the Bath Worth $1000 ($1000). They’re not going to call it that unless it’s true. This one comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon brut Champagne 2010, caviar with all the accoutrements, French Girl Rose Sea Soak, French Girl Rose Body Polish (this combo is a killer), fresh florals from Pike Place Market, a silk sleep mask, a signature Diptyque candle (timeless), a lush Hotel 1000 robe, and a personal bath butler. Yes my friends, this is a bath for the ages.
The waterfalls from the ceiling and the fragrance perfumes the room. Dry off with a magnificently plush Frette robe. And do it over and over.
Seattle is such a spectacular city, a synergy that vibrates from the streets to the Sound. To wind down the day with this, it is so nice. The menu in its entirety is available daily, 9am to 9pm: a blissful dyad of decadence between the bubbles and the amenities. It is an unabashed indulgence, an instauration we maybe only allow ourselves when vacationing, and if that is the case, please do. Travel is tricky. Our time is precious. May our baths reflect it.
Hotel 1000 Seattle, LXR Hotels & Resorts, 1000 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States.
Tel: +1(206) 957-1000
The hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Seattle just steps away from Pike Place Market, a few blocks from the waterfront and within walking distance of major attractions, shops and restaurants. Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is the closest airport, which is a 20 minute drive from Downtown Seattle. Valet parking is available.
Type of Hotel: 4-Star Luxury Hotel
Number of Rooms: 120 rooms and Waterview suites, including complimentary Wi-Fi.
Price Band: Medium
Insider Tip: Spring for the bath amenity. Blinis and bubbles? It is such a nice touch.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8/10
Jolie Loeb is a Luxury Lifestyle columnist based in Los Angeles.
Photographs courtesy of Hotel 1000 Seattle