It’s not surprising that E.L. James’s book has caused a sensation – especially since it features rather explicit scenes of bondage, submission and sadomasochism between its protagonists Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. It’s the kind of material that you’ll rarely see on the mainstream books lists and has of course set the world on fire.
There are many opportunists who are jumping on the Fifty Shades of Grey bandwagon, but it looks like Seattle is going to be the one who benefits the most from Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s story.
Many of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s illicit trysts take place in a variety of luxury hotels, like the Heathman Hotel in Portland, and many hotels of the like are offering the Fifty Shades of Seattle package to guests. One such hotel is the Hotel Max that offers a romantic package for couples wanting to re-enact the romance of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The package consists of a luxury suite, a chauffeured car and a sailing excursion complete with a picnic and one of Christian Grey’s favorite drinks, the Bollinger Grand Annee Rosé Champagne. But no Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey inspired trip is complete without a ride on Charlie Tango – with a tour of the city by helicopter, guests can enjoy the true Fifty Shades themed excursion. However, at $1967 for a two-night stay, you might need Christian Grey’s bank balance to enjoy it.
The Edgewater Hotel may not feature in the novel, but it’s the kind of place that you could imagine Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey having a romp in – it’s located on the waterfront and also has its own Fifty Shades of Romance package. This includes a suite on the waterside, another sailing excursion accompanied by a bottle of Bollinger, but it also includes a map marking all of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s haunts round the city – plus the package includes a drive in an Audi. This one is a little more reasonably priced at $914 per night.
But of course, the real McCoy is the Heathman Hotel in Portland, a place that plays a huge role in the development of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s relationship. So it’s only natural the hotel is going to get in on the action. Here you can also find the Charlie Tango package that costs $2700 a night, including drinks and a dinner at the Heathman Hotel’s restaurant, where Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have dined many times.
So for fans of the books looking to live out the fantasies experienced by Anastasia and Christian, now you know where to go in Seattle and Portland.
Christian Grey is a renowned business tycoon and most eligible bachelor. Anastasia and Christian meeting has changed the tenor of the story and added more twists. Anastasia Steele introduced him to a new way of living, and in this way, both Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey gone through the different phases of life.