Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dream Weaver

Sleep with The Shins and other Sub Pop bands at Hotel Max


Rockstars and hotel rooms go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or room service and Spectravision. 

So it's past time that Seattle’s Hotel Max hooked up with legendary local label Sub Pop to create a boutique experience catered to the indie-rock crowd.

The art-filled downtown hotel just a few blocks from Sub Pop’s HQ devotes its entire fifth floor to the label, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Each of the 19 guest rooms features a different full-length black-and-white photo on the door, all taken by Charles Peterson, the go-to chronicler of Seattle’s grunge scene. Too sloshed to remember your room number? Just look for Kurt Cobain or Soundgarden.

Inside, the stylish rooms include turntables, stacks of Sub Pop records old and new, music videos on a dedicated TV channel, and QR-enabled band posters that connect to Sub Pop’s website.

Be on the lookout for out-of-town Sub Pop bands, who stay at Hotel Max on Seattle tour stops.

Rooms start at $229 per night, and they're all BYOG (Bring Your Own Groupies).

Hotel Max
620 Stewart Street, Belltown
(206) 728-6299

Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Nearby: Bathtub Gin & Co; Lava Lounge; Noc Noc

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