Unless you're a multi-millionare, you're not going to live in Christian Grey's building anytime. As we learn this week, you're not even allowed to rent one of the condos for the weekend. So how can you get the full Fifty Shades of Grey experience in Seattle, if that's your thing? The local hotels are here to help. A whole bunch of Seattle-area hotels are offering up Fifty Shades-themed packages (officially and unofficially). Remember, these offers are for those whose tastes are very...singular. Whatever that means...
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Fifty Shades of Salish at Salish Lodge and Spa
We actually begin outside of Seattle, all the way out in Snoqualmie where it seems the Salish Lodge and Spa happens to have a "romance concierge" on staff, relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz. The good doctor has developed the Fifty Shades of Salish package as part of her Dr. Pepper's Prescription offering for February. The package comes with a one-night stay that includes the signature cocktail, "Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder," a copy of her book, Great Sex Weekend, a romantic bath prepared in-room by the experts in the spa and breakfast in bed.
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Grey Shades of Olive 8 at Hyatt
Want to re-enact the experience of Christian and Ana getting to know one another on the streets of Seattle? Olive 8's Grey Shades package includes a self-guided walking tour of notable spots from the series. The package also includes appetizers and two cocktails at the hotel's Urbane restaurant as well as free valet parking for your presumably fancy car.
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No Grey Area at The Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater Hotel has really taken things up a notch with this package that mimics the experiences of the books and film. Guests get one day's use of an Audi R8 Spyder and a helicopter tour of Seattle. In your Waterfront Premium guestroom you'll find a Kama Sutra book, in-room champagne and aphrodisiacs appetizers from Six Seven. You'll have to call to find out the rate. We're guessing that, like Christian Grey, you'll need to own your own company to afford it.
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Sweet Surrender at Hotel Max
While not specifically a Fifty Shades-themed package, Hotel Max's Sweet Surrender package certainly covers all the bases. Upon check-in, you'll find a bottle of bubbly, gourmet chocolates and satin rose petals in your room. From there, things get saucy. You also get a complimentary movie, a 10-foot satin tie, blindfold, mini-vibrating toy, feather and honey body dust. Just please tip the cleaning staff well the next day, okay? · Get Your 'Fifty Shades of Grey' On in This $1.9M Escala Condo [CS]
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