It was always going to be a “Sleepless in Seattle” kind of night – when over 100 agents joined Excite Holidays and Visit Seattle to celebrate their curated 8-page guide “Seattle: Finely Crafted” at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, Sydney on Tuesday 27 August.

As well as speeches by Excite Holidays’ Tim Bowrey (Head of Marketing) and Brooke Hobson (NSW BDM), Visit Seattle’s Andrea Campbell wowed the crowd with the wonders of Washington State’s largest city – before guests got the chance to personally experience exactly what makes this Pacific Northwest destination so special.

From craft beer and coffee, markets to museums, Seattle specialties are iconically alternative, so it was no surprise that the event was also overflowing with extraordinary experiences.

Inspired by the Puget Sound that surrounds the city, celebrations started with a seafood feast – a shucking station serving the Morrison’s signature oysters proving particularly popular among agents! Before espresso martini and dessert stations sweetened the Seattle experience.

From mouthwatering snacks to sound bites of the musical variety, artist, producer and DJ Siila provided the evening’s entertainment – an acoustic set and DJ set spinning Seattle classics like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Macklemore.

The fun finally wrapped up with three lucky agents – Susie Taouk – The Ultimate Traveller; Kirsty McKenzie, Travel Managers and Deya Sen, Flight Centre Business Travel Pitt St – each winning four nights luxury accommodation thanks to Fairmont Olympic Hotel, The Thompson Seattle, The Edgewater, Mayflower Park Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, and Motif Seattle.

And as is always the case with Excite Holiday events, agents walked away educated and excited to “finely craft” the perfect trip for their travellers.