The Crossroads of the Aether
I only found two other Empire denizens last year, despite my wandering through the designated bar/lobby at the specified time. I'd like to do better this year, but am unsure what the best time and place would be to make it convenient for the greatest number of people.
My first thought is maybe 3pm Saturday. It's an hour before the 'group photo' listed on the schedule so we could meet and then cluster together in the photo?
Or any other ideas?
(I have three SPE pins, including the official pin , to identify me as hailing from SPE if only I can locate them before I leave!)
Okay, 3:00 PM Saturday! (I obviously am not going to the Tea either)
Since I don't know anything about the hotel, I just scrolled through their photo gallery. http://www.hyattregencybellevue.com/photo-gallery?icamp=propPhotoGa...
WARNING! I called the concierge and asked about the library - she had no idea that that part of the lobby has been named 'the library'. She thought I meant the county library. I had to explain I found it on their own web site's photo gallery! Oy! There is nothing open in the afternoon to inquire about a place to grab a beverage and hang out, unless you leave the hotel. (It was no fun running between buildings last year, I am not about to do it this year!)
It is much easier to get from the hotel to other places than last year. There is also a bar in the hotel, Suite, though i don't recommend it. They just opened and haven't really shaken down yet. And I'm not sure when they open, so might just be evenings.
There is also a bar, Joey's, in a shopping center across the valet area from the hotel. They should be open at 3pm on Saturday.
Across the street is Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square, which are FLUSH with food/drink places, and lots of cover from the rain and cold. :)