All you need to know about Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in Washington State, located on the West Coast of the United States of America. The city is known as ‘The Emerald City’ a nickname derived from its surrounding ever green trees. Discover our corporate housing in Seattle, one of America’s greenest cities. Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and is situated in between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, only 100 miles from the Canadian border. The region was inhabited by Native Americans for over 4000 years before Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in the 15th Century.

Seattle has become a popular destination for business travellers from both the United States and abroad. As well as being an iconic industrial city in the United States through being a major hub for manufacturing, online retail giant Amazon was founded across Lake Washington in Bellevue and is headquartered in Seattle. Two other famous multinationals were also founded in Seattle as you will find out below!

With the growth of business travel comes the demand for corporate accommodation in Seattle. That is where we at SilverDoor step in. Our Seattle apartments are diverse enough to cater for all corporate clients. We offer studio and one bedroom apartments which are perfect for the solo business traveller, alongside two, three and four bedroom apartments for families relocating to Washington State. Begin your business trip to the Emerald City by choosing from our range of corporate housing in Seattle. 


WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN SEATTLE?

Having booked your SilverDoor corporate apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Seattle. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Emerald City.


Transport in Seattle

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and serves as a hub for American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Link Light rail system provides transport from the airport to our corporate accommodation in downtown Seattle, with trains departing every 6 to 15 minutes and arriving at Westlake Station in approximately 40 minutes. King Country Metro Transport offers bus transport around Seattle, with Seattle Streetcars also an option for city travel. Orca Cards cost $5 and for $8 per day allow unlimited travel on street cars, light rail and buses.


Weather in Seattle

Seattle has a temperate climate with mild to warm dry summers and moderately wet and cold winters. The city is considered to have a Mediterranean climate, although it is slightly wetter and cooler. Seattle does not tend to experience extreme weather, although it is worthwhile to prepare for rain.


Cuisine in Seattle

Seattle is famous for seafood. The city is home to an abundance of restaurants that serve freshly caught Pacific seafood. Salmon is the most famous food in Seattle, although oysters, crab and chowder are worthy of a mention. Pike Place Market is a favourite amongst visitors and is no ordinary fish market. Founded in 1930, the market is renowned for its tradition of fishmongers hurling fresh fish across the market!  Seattle also has international cuisine, reflecting the diverse population of the city. Southeast Asian dishes from Vietnam and Japan are incredibly popular, with Pho and Teriyaki highly regarded.  


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SEATTLE

Prior to your stay in a serviced apartment in Seattle, it is important to know a little about the city. Read on to discover our list of interesting facts about Seattle.


-          -   Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, was founded in 1971 in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market.

-          -   The nearby city of Medina is home to Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world’s 4th richest man.

-          -   The Boeing Company, one of the largest global manufacturers of aircrafts was founded in the city.

-          -     Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Medina is the world’s largest floating bridge.

-          -   Seattle is the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix, as well as the founding city of grunge band Nirvana


WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

SilverDoor serviced apartments in Seattle are crafted with the business traveller in mind. Our corporate housing in the US offers both comfort and flexibility and features the high level of service expected in a hotel. SilverDoor accommodation is the ideal solution for business travellers craving comfort and flexibility. Our fully furnished apartments are modern, spacious and designed to make you feel at home. Most serviced apartments include a flexible housekeeping service, instead of the daily hotel clean. This privacy helps to create a homely ambience for corporate clients in their short term accommodation. Corporate housing in Seattle allows for a unique flexibility that is very rarely a possibility in hotels. Serviced apartments have kitchen facilities which allows clients the option of dining in one of Seattle’s finest restaurants, or cooking at home. At SilverDoor we understand that business travellers have a busy schedule which is why we have flexible check in options. This cooking option can often make serviced apartments more affordable than the typical hotel. Finally, a key advantage of corporate housing is space. The average one bedroom apartment is approximately twice the size of a hotel room!


WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN SEATTLE WITH SILVERDOOR?

Booking your corporate accommodation in Seattle with SilverDoor brings a wide range of advantages. With over 20 years of experience in the business accommodation sector, at SilverDoor we understand that every client has differing needs when travelling to destinations around the world. Our booking agents have an unrivalled expertise in their field and strive to ensure that every client is entirely satisfied with their standard of business accommodation and the level of service received. We have an in-depth knowledge of our corporate housing partners in Seattle and what each offers. This expertise is used to ensure that we locate your perfect apartment. Our portfolio of corporate housing in Seattle is ever-growing as we look to source the best quality accommodation in the city.