Seattle has a population of slightly above five hundred and fifty thousand residents. The city is the largest in the state of Washington and is located in the middle of Puget Sound and lake Washington. Seattle is in the County seat of King County. Seattle has had several nicknames over the years, Jet city, rainy city but the official one is Emerald City.
A few things go hand in hand with Seattle when the city is mentioned, coffee consumption, grunge music and Seattle will always be remembered for the demonstrations that took place in 1999 when the World Trade Organization (WTO) had a meeting in the city. Five families from Illinois were the first residents of Seattle, back in 1851. Seattle was established as a city in 1869. In 1889 a blazing fire came close to annihilating the entire business district.
A few points have helped Seattle grow, the arrival of the great northern railway four years after the fire making Seattle a major rail terminus, the city boomed rapidly during the Alaska gold rush in 1897. Seattle's' economy is driven by commerce and transportation, some of the important industries run in the city are food processing, aircraft, lumber and forest products, fabricated metals, apparel pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fabricated metals, machinery, boat building and high technology. Some of the regional and international companies based in Seattle are AT&T Wireless, RealNetworks, Amazon. COM.
Attractions in Seattle are numerous, the cities most recognizable landmark is the Space needle which has been featured in several television shows over the years. Other Attractions include, the Fremont Trol, Pike Place Market, Smith Tower, the Experience Music Project, the new Seattle Central Library, and the 12th tallest building in the United States, the Bank of America Tower. Seattle is synonymous with cultural events and fairs. Drowns of people arrive annually to be part of the several festivals that take place in Seattle.
IF about to book a holiday to Seattle here are a few hotels to accommodate you and restaurants that will cater to your every wish; The Coast Gateway Hotel, Ace Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Executive Pacific Plaza Hotel, Elliott Grand Hyatt Seattle, Hotel Monaco Seattle, Mayflower Park Hotel, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle Hilton, The Edgewater, Vintage Park and Westcoast Vance. The Restaurants are; Chandler's Crabhouse, Assaggio, Coldwater Bar and Grill Downtown, Daniel's Broiler, Nara Grill, Ponti Seafood Grill, Spazzo, Six Seven, Spencer's for Steaks & Chops, The Melting Pot, Tulio and Vivanda Ristorante.
Known as the Rainy city, and for it's scenic infrastructure, Seattle hotels can compare with some of the best in the world. All you have to do is go through the few hotels we have put down and see for you are assured of a pleasant stay while in the city of Seattle.
The hotels are:-
The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Best Western University Tower Hotel
Disney's Grand Californian.