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Thrillist – December 2011

Fireside Room

This richly appointed living room of a bar (Honduran mahogany woodwork, leather wingback chairs) at the Sorrento cracks Thrillist’s Favorite 5 Winter Drinking Spots thanks to its sweet list of craft ‘tails (the cockily named I Lay Manhattan w/ Bulleit bourbon, Luxardo Maraschino, sweet vermouth & a Laphroaig Scotch rinse), snack-heavy eats menu, and holiday lineup of refined musical guests, like Christopher, in the majority of his movie roles.


Seattle Met – December 2011

Holiday Meals and Deals at Seattle Hotels

The Hunt Club in the Sorrento Hotel will have three-course afternoon and evening meals on Christmas Eve and Day, dishing up prime rib, sweet onion and yam soup, and cherry pie.


Seattle Times – November 2011

Candy Cane Cruise

The Sorrento Santa in a Phil Smart Mercedes sleigh delivers 1,000 candy canes on the streets of Seattle, three golden candy canes win a grand prize, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Seattle (


Seattle Weekly – November 2011

Hunt Club Creates a Wedge of Conflict

​There’s been a lot of change lately at The Hunt Club. Remember a couple of years back when the restaurant did an Iron Chef-like contest to pick its new head chef for the kitchen? The winner, Matthew Mina, stayed in the position for about five months before moving on to the Salish Lodge.


Seattle Met – December 2011

We can roast while we get toasted all over town (PDF)

The Sorrento Hotel bar is classy, not stuffy, despite the wood-paneled walls that surround the fireplace. The hunting-club vibe makes it the ideal spot for scotch.


Bellevue Patch – November 2011

Thanksgiving Dining Options

If you are like me, you are probably procrastinating on Thanksgiving dinner plans. If you are like me, you probably prefer not to host Thanksgiving dinner, to avoid cleaning all those dishes, what with all the courses in the traditional dinner.
Fear not! Here’s a guide to dining out and to-go options this Thanksgiving (which is next week).


Eater Seattle – November 2011

Eater Seattle Thanksgiving Heat Map: What's Open?

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, so for those who always dine out, are coming in from out of town, want the meal with all the fixins to go, or have yet to reserve a raw bird from one of the city’s haute butchers—it’s time to get on it. Luckily Eater has compiled a helpful guide of Puget Sound restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving.


The Spectator – November 2011

The quietest, classiest, most literate party in town

The Sorrento Hotel, just a couple blocks down from campus on Madison, is what you would call “classy.” It was built in the Italian Oasis style, which means there is a giant fountain in the oval-shaped courtyard out front. Inside it’s all Rococo-looking carpets and upholstered leather everything. Chandeliers, moody oak paneling, it’s basically the Clue mansion, but with less murder. The Fireside Room is the pride and joy of the Hotel — a dimly lit, romantic, circular room with gorgeous fireplaces.


Heed the Hedonist – October 2011

Holiday Happenings at the Hotel Sorrento and Hunt Club

The longest-standing boutique hotel in Seattle, the 7-storey Sorrento Hotel was designed in the Italian renaissance style by architect Harlan Thomas, who was also the first dean of the University of Washington’s School of Architecture. Named after this architect’s muse in Sorrento, Italy – the Vittorria Hotel – it is laden with Italian architecture, signature lemon drops, and limoncello. It has 76 guestrooms and suites, including Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Sorrento Suites, Corner Suites, Luxury Suites, and a Penthouse Suite, available for $1,800 a night and complete with 1,850 square-feet of space, a baby grand piano, and a private rooftop terrace.

seattle-mag – October 2011

More Things to Do This Halloween Weekend

Haunted Suite and Pumpkin Carving Contest at Sorrento Hotel – A fun excuse to explore one of our city’s prettiest hotels. Suggested donations ($5) benefit Puget Sound Blood Center. Also: winner of the carving contest gets a free stay at the hotel. Knives at the ready! 10/28 – 10/31. Times and prices vary. Pumpkin contest 10/29 only.