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Guide to ’50 Shades’ Places in the NW

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Whether you live in the Northwest, or are planning a visit, if you’re a fan of E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey series, you might want to check out these places where Christian and Ana shared some steamy scenes.

Escala Seattle
1920 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.816.6300
http://www.escalaseattle.com

Christian Grey’s condo was the 5,100 square foot Penthouse in the Escala condominium building in Seattle’s Belltown. Escala homes are spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows, large decks and features and amenities you’d expect from a lavishly built home. The location sets you in the midst of the shops, restaurants and theaters of downtown. According to their website, two bedroom units are available from $619,000 to $1.6 Million. Each unit has semi-private elevators, plus access to a fitness center, full-service concierge, private movie theatre for 20, dog run, car wash and the services of Columbia Hospitality.

Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206.622.2010
http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Columbia-Tower-Club

The premier private business and fine dining club of the “Emerald City”, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele enjoyed the most breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline here. The Columbia Tower Club has been providing Members and their guests exceptional service and the most exquisite dining experiences since 1985. The sophisticated feel of the Club, with a modern edge, includes floor-to-ceiling picture windows in every room, graceful and warm woodwork, and high-end finishes. The crowning jewel, though, is the panoramic view of one of the most exciting and dazzling cities in the world, with views of Puget Sound by day and millions of lights by night, 76 floors above in the Columbia Tower Club.

The Heathman Hotel Portland
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
503.241.4100
http://www.portland.heathmanhotel.com

Built in 1927 and located in the heart of Portland’s cultural district, this 150-room luxury hotel maintains strong partnerships with local arts and culture organizations and is Portland’s premier arts hotel. Reserve one of the hotel’s beautiful rooms (like Christian and Ana did), and add one of Heathman’s Fifty Shades amenities. You can choose from a fine bottle of chilled white wine (a favorite of Christian Grey) to an extravagant helicopter ride through Portland ending with a dinner at the Heathman Restaurant. And you can relax in Heathman’s Lounge and enjoy their signature “50 Shades of Gin” Cocktail! You can even check out Portland’s sister hotel in Kirkland, WA. http://www.heathmankirkland.com. Direct: 425.284.5800 Reservations: 888.264.5494.

Hotel Max
620 Stewart Street
Seattle, WA 98101
866.986.8087
http://www.hotelmaxseattle.com

Not mentioned in the books, but located in downtown Seattle, Hotel Max is an art focused, boutique hotel with cozy beds, awesome amenities, a convenient location and fabulous service. Hotel Max’s Sexy Shades of Seattle package brings together the most romantic, heart-pounding, only-in-Seattle experiences the city has to offer. Live out your fantasies with a two-night getaway in an Artist King room on the romantic 8th floor. During your stay, enjoy chauffeured town car service, a helicopter tour of the city and a private 4-hour skippered sailing excursion on Puget Sound with gourmet picnic and bottle of Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 1999 champagne. This Hotel Max promotion is not affiliated with or endorsed by Fifty Shades of Grey, its author or its publisher.

The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
206.728.7000
http://www.edgewaterhotel.com

The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle’s only waterfront hotel, inspires lovers to create their own fairy-tale rendezvous with a Shades of Romance experience. The package includes luxurious waterfront accommodations in an Edgewater Waterfront Premium room, Bollinger Rose champagne (Christian’s favorite), a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, a demo drive from University Audi (Christian’s favorite car), a local landmarks map to find Seattle’s hot spots, a romantic sail on Puget Sound. This exclusive offer is a promotion from the Edgewater Hotel. It is not affiliated with or endorsed by Fifty Shades of Grey, its author or its publisher.

And why not time your Seattle excursion in time to meet and greet the author herself, E L James? Click HERE for details.

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