#Stayhumanproject with Hotel Monaco
Our weekend with Hotel Monaco experiencing their #StayHumanProject was so incredible. Alex and I both agreed that it was the most unique experience we have had at a hotel. Even though we both grew up in the Seattle area, it was fun to experience the city in a whole different way and be more present in the culture and focus on human connection.
The project is focused on creating opportunity for guests to feel more connected to the city they are in and the people that have stayed and will stay in this room. We loved adding to it and seeing what others had left behind for us to enjoy. It definitely made staying in a hotel feel much more valuable and meaningful than four walls and a bed.
There was SO much to take in when we got to the room! There were little pieces of Seattle all over and it made the room so fun and interactive!
Seattle’s history with the music scene, Chinatown, and The Wing Luke Museum, complete with their well known handmade fortune cookies.
A vintage denim jacket to wear and add pins too + a guest book to sign with your favorite lyrics or something you have written
Time capsule to add something from our weekend to + an origami station with instructions on how to make paper cranes and fortune cookies
My personal favorite- the coffee bar with a special coffee blend from Caffe Vita, a local Seattle based coffee shop
We started our day with some delicious snacks and drinks that were waiting for us from the Outlier, the hotel’s restaurant, and then headed out to Pike’s Place Market to go to the infamous Pike Place Chowder. The hotel was only a twelve minute walk from Pike Place so we were able to walk around and enjoy the city before heading back to the hotel and getting ready for dinner.
We had reservations at the Outlier Saturday night and WOW it was amazing. The food was unreal and the service was just as good. We got bread to start, and they bake their rolls to order so we had fresh hot rolls served with three different types of butter. For the main course I ordered the seared tuna, and Alex ordered the steak. Holy smokes we were both in heaven! Haha We finished up with dessert and then ended the night with candy and a movie!
On Sunday we really wanted to go to the Wing Luke Museum in Chinatown since they had partnered with the hotel for this experience. Neither of us had been, but we both love museums so it was fun to walk through the exhibits and learn more about Chinatown and the Asian culture and community in Seattle through the years. Part of the project was to wear the vintage denim jacket out and about around town, so I wore it to the museum and found a perfect pin to add to the collection.
When we got back that afternoon we folded some paper cranes and added to the ring hanging from the ceiling! I struggled for a while to get it right but I finally got there! It was a blast adding to this piece of art that so many other people had added to! It actually felt really special to contribute to something like this with people I had never and may not ever meet.
Since check out isn’t until noon, we were able to enjoy our last morning there with a delicious breakfast in bed. Did I mention how much we loved the food? Haha!
Right before we left, we signed the guest book and added a cute little coin purse from Starbucks to the time capsule.
I truly cannot recommend this experience enough! Whether you live locally or are planning a trip to Seattle between now and December 31st, I think what this room has to offer and the mission behind it is incredibly valuable and worth experiencing. If you want to check the room out just click the link HERE. Thanks for reading friends!