Renaissance Seattle Hotel Gives Guests a Guided Tour of First Thursday Art Walk

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Enjoy a Guided Tour by the Renaissance's General Manager Rene Neidhart

Renaissance Seattle Hotel offers guests an insider's look at Seattle's diverse gallery scene. Beginning in October, Renaissance's General Manager Rene Neidhart will guide hotel guests on an intimate, evening tour of the First Thursday in Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Winding through the cobblestoned streets of downtown's oldest neighborhood, art patrons will accompany Neidhart to the cream of Seattle's art venues, enjoying complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvre as the tour progresses. With more than 60 galleries, coffeehouses and shops participating in the Art Walk, there's something for art aficionados of every stripe. Neidhart -- an avid follower of the Seattle art scene and 15-year Seattle resident -- will escort guests on a relaxing stroll to many of the city's most highly regarded galleries. Participants will discover art in a variety of styles and media, from the sumptuous antique prints of the Davidson Galleries to the provocative modern works shown at Soil.

"Renaissance customers are explorers," Neidhart says, "so we strive to give our guests not only an exceptional Pike Place Market hotel experience, but a memorable experience in our city." With 30 years of hotel experience, the Swiss-born Neidhart chose the Art Walk as Renaissance Seattle's way to participate in Renaissance Hotels & Resorts' worldwide salute to the art that makes each of our hotel's locations unique.

For guests who don't have the good fortune to stay at the Renaissance on the first Thursday of the month, Neidhart and other Renaissance staffers can provide advice on where to find the best of Seattle's art. With tips on where to see dynamic public art installations and ornate historic buildings, the Renaissance Seattle, Washington Hotel celebrates our city's vibrant arts community.

About Renaissance Seattle Hotel:
The Renaissance Seattle Hotel is centrally located in downtown Seattle, on Madison Street just steps from Qwest and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market and the city's finest shopping. This luxurious family Seattle hotel is only 20 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, with easy access to major freeways. Enjoy the convenience of Seattle, Washington accommodations boasting breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountain Range, and the vibrant, eclectic downtown skyline. A colorful lobby features painting by local artists, complemented by modern furnishings, while spacious rooms at this esteemed downtown Seattle hotel feature upscale amenities. The sophistication and comfort of Renaissance's Seattle, WA hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. A fully equipped fitness center, an indoor pool, café style dining at Maxwell's and high-speed Internet access are among several on-site offerings. It's everything you'd expect a full-service downtown Seattle hotel to be, and more. For more information or to make a reservation, call 206-583-0300 or visit


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