The MarQueen Hotel in Seattle, about a block or two away from the Seattle Center, which will feature the Haiku North America conference, August 3-7, 2011.
Entrance to the MarQueen Hotel.
This is a standard suite at the MarQueen Hotel, with a sitting room on the left, and the main bedroom beyond. Not shown to the right are a kitchen eating nook and kitchen, and the full bathroom.
A typical bedroom suite at the MarQueen Hotel. Rooms are available with queen beds, two single beds, and other options.
Each guest suite at the MarQueen Hotel has a comfortable sitting room.
Each suite also features a full kitchen and eating nook.
The kitchen in each guest suite is fully equiped. A 24-hour grocery store is just one block away if you want to stock up on food (if you don't want to take part in the free continental breakfasts, or to share lunches and dinners with other conference attendees at nearby restaurants).
A typical hallway at the MarQueen Hotel. The sign down the hall points to a small suite of meeting rooms that will be available exclusively to us during the Haiku North America conference for late-night renku writing and socializing.
Guests at the MarQueen Hotel can help themselves to a free continental breakfast in a room like this one.
Another view of the breakfast room at the MarQueen Hotel.
The lobby of the MarQueen Hotel features this main staircase. Please note that this hotel does not have elevators, so please request a main-floor room if you cannot walk upstairs. Hotel staff can help you take your luggage to your rooms.
Another view of the main lobby at the MarQueen Hotel.
I can see a few haiku poets lingering on these stairs to chat!
The view above the stairs to the stained-glass ceiling.
These next few pictures show a larger suite at the MarQueen Hotel that is available for an extra cost. All windows in the hotel are special noise-reduction windows that mask nearly all of the outside noise. This room, on the third floor, has a view towards the Puget Sound. Other rooms have views of the Space Needle.
Another view of the best suite in the hotel.
The view from the bedroom into the suite's large living room.
The living room in the MarQueen's largest suite.
A view from the living room back to the bedroom.
A typical hallway at the MarQueen Hotel, complete with historical pictures on the walls.
The main lobby and staircase of the MarQueen Hotel.
Yes, you could sit here and chat with a famous haiku poet! Or an infamous one!
Another view of the MarQueen Hotel lobby.
During the conference, we will have exclusive use of a small suite of conference rooms. This is one of the rooms, with a kitchen off to the left. Additional chairs will be added. Also in this room is a large-screen TV, across from the couch.
Another room in our meeting room suite. The table may be removed but there will be plenty of chairs so we can mingle and write renku late into the night.
Another view of a meeting room that we'll have (probably minus the table) for socializing at the MarQueen Hotel during the Haiku North America conference.
A nook in our meeting room suite. The suite also has its own bathroom.
The front entrance to the MarQueen Hotel, located a block or two from the Northwest Rooms of the Seattle Center (where the Haiku North America confernce will take place, 3-7 August 2011).
The MarQueen Hotel in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle has a lot of character, and we hope many Haiku North America guests will be comfortable here. Within just a block's walk are numerous wonderful restaurants, a bookstore, record store, and other attractions.
One end of the MarQueen Hotel has a small coffee shop, which Tanya McDonald is trying out. We look forward to seeing you at Haiku North America. For more information please visit www.haikunorthamerica.com.