Press Releases

July 2013
SEATTLE’S SORRENTO HOTEL TO FEATURE WORKS BY RENOWNED NORTHWEST SCULPTOR JOE MCDONNELL
Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces the installation of works by renowned Northwest sculptor, Joe McDonnell, as part of its bi-annual art installation series celebrating Northwest artists…

February 2012
SEATTLE’S SORRENTO HOTEL CONTINUES BUSINESS ETIQUETTE SERIES
Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces it will continue its series of quarterly etiquette classes Business Style: Etiquette Essentials on Thursday, April 25th in partnership with etiquette coach, Arden Clise of Clise Etiquette…

December 2012
SEATTLE’S SORRENTO HOTEL ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY ETIQUETTE SERIES FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s most iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces the launch of Business Style: Etiquette Essentials, a series of quarterly etiquette classes geared toward the young professional, on Thursday, January 24th…

September 2012
SEATTLE’S SORRENTO HOTEL ANNOUNCES 2013 DRINKING LESSONS LINEUP
Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s most iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces 2013 dates for its popular cocktail education and preparation class, Drinking Lessons…

August 2012
SEATTLE’S SORRENTO HOTEL ANNOUNCES BOW WOW BRUNCH
Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s iconic hotel located in the historic First Hill neighborhood, announces its Bow Wow Brunch to benefit the Seattle Humane Society…

April 2012
HUNT CLUB AT SORRENTO HOTEL ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF
The Sorrento Hotel announces the appointment of Dan Gilmore as executive chef. He will oversee culinary direction for the Hunt Club restaurant, as well as hotel catering and private events…

February 2012
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES 2012 “BEST HOTELS LIST”
U.S. News & World Report Names 19 Benchmark Hospitality Hotels & Resorts to “Best Luxury Hotels List” for 2012 and Includes 10 of Benchmark’s new Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels℠…

February 2012
SEATTLE’S ICONIC HOTEL LAUNCHES “SORRENTO NIGHTS”
A creative mix of programming and events reflecting the hotel’s origin as a cultural hub to include Drinking Lessons, Parlor Magic and Movie Nights. Throughout its history, the Sorrento Hotel was the center for salon-style conversations on big topics in Seattle and beyond…

April 2011
AFTERNOON TEA TO CELEBRATE THE ROYAL WEDDING
Watch the royal wedding coverage live in the warm environs of the Fireside Room as Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange vows and say “I do”. Enjoy our specialty, Afternoon Tea, in true British spirit while we stream coverage of the big event!

March 2011
TRADITIONAL EASTER BRUNCH AT SORRENTO HOTEL
The Top of the Town is the ideal setting for an Easter Brunch. Let us do the work while you enjoy a mimosa, music and commanding views of the city plus a candy bar for the children! If a more intimate setting is desired, opt for Chef Ivan Szilak’s Hunt Club menu.

December 2010
HUNT CLUB ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CHEF IVAN SZILIAK
Chef Ivan Szilak has been appointed Executive Chef of the Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel and will oversee culinary direction for the Hunt Club Restaurant, as well as hotel catering and private events. “We are pleased with the selection of Chef Szilak,” stated Sam Johnson, Sorrento GM, “For decades the Hunt Club has been synonymous with creating local cuisine, classic cocktails and memorable events and we look forward to continuing that tradition.”

December 2010
SORRENTO SANTA DELIVERS 1,000 CANDY CANES
The Sorrento Santa will be hand delivering candy canes on the streets of Seattle December 20, 21 and 22 from 11:30am to 1pm. Not only will 1,000 candy canes with Hunt Club discounts be distributed but three lucky winners will receive the golden candy cane! Recipients of the golden candy cane receive one weekend at the Sorrento Hotel (two nights, two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch & complimentary parking) value of over $1,000.

November 2010
HOLIDAYS AT THE SORRENTO HOTEL: PRIME RIB IS BACK, HOLIDAY DINNERS
The leaves have turned golden and the weather grey. It’s the holiday season in Seattle. Come in out of the cold and celebrate at the Sorrento Hotel – The iconic Sorrento has always been host to many a holiday celebration – so make Afternoon Tea one of your traditions or sample one of our new holiday cocktails. Take a break from your day in the warm environs of the Fireside Room. It will make you merry!

September 2010
DRINKING LESSONS AND SONG AT THE HUNT CLUB BAR & FIRESIDE ROOM
Fall is our season and our wood ensconced interior your refuge. Coffee and brandy by the fire, a little piano music and bubbles before a night at the Opera, visiting artists galore, or just you and a book in an oversized chair… Here is what we’re planning for you for fall…