King Tut Exhibit/Hotel Andra

King Tut Exhibit/Hotel Andra

This fall/winter is the last time that the King Tut exhibit will be in the U.S. so it was a great opportunity for a weekend trip to Seattle.  I did my research to figure out where the best place to stay was and discovered that certain hotels in downtown Seattle were offering King tut packages that included VIP tickets among other benefits.  The VIP tickets meant that you didn’t have to stand in line to obtain your tickets for a specific time slot.  You could go anytime that the exhibit was open.  Some of the hotels were no longer offering this package and some were sold out so we selected Hotel Andra.  What a wonderfully modern and relaxing hotel right in the middle of the busyness of downtown Seattle!  It’s on the corner of 6th and Virgina which is just a few blocks from Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, etc.

The Hotel Andra King Tut package included 2 VIP tickets, a bottle of King Tut packaged wine from Northwest Cellars, truffles in a bit of a pyramid shape, and free valet parking.

King Tut package

The view from our room out onto 6th was very festive with holiday lights.

Xmas lights

We took the Monorail from Westlake Center to the Seattle Center/Pacific Science Center.  It’s a fast few minutes there.

This was a beautifully festive Christmas tree outside of Westlake Center.  I can’t imagine how they decorated it.

Xmas tree

The Space needle was beautiful after disembarking from the monorail.

Space needle

There wasn’t much of a line when we got to the Pacific Science Center, but we swept right up to the door with our VIP tickets.  We chose to view the IMAX movie Mummies before viewing the exhibit.  No photography was allowed in the exhibit.  It was incredibly crowded in the exhibit which ruined the experience a bit, however, it was still impressive.  There was room after room introducing us to the historical time and key figures and then into various artifacts that were found in King Tut’s tomb such as a bed, chair, jewelry, etc.  It was a nice history lesson.

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