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Davenport Grand Hotel unveils luxury igloos for rent

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

For $300 or less, you can rent a luxurious private igloo with sweeping views of downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park at The Davenport Grand Hotel.

The hotel at 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. opened the six igloos Wednesday on its second-floor terrace. Initial plans call for the igloos, which require a reservation, to be open daily January through March, said Cally King, spokeswoman for Spokane-based Davenport Hotels.

The Davenport Grand announced Tuesday evening it would be opening the luxury igloos. By 8 a.m. Wednesday, the hotel had received more than 150 reservations through its website, King said.

The transparent-walled igloos are designed for two to four guests, but can seat up to six. They include seating, tables, blankets and speakers that allow guests to plug in cellphones to listen to music.

While the igloos are heated, the inside temperature will be warmer than the outside air, so jackets, warm footwear and layers are recommended.

Igloo bookings are available 5-10:30 p.m. Although back-to-back bookings aren’t permitted, guests can rent multiple igloos for large parties.

Three “grand igloo packages” are available, starting at $250. The packages include 1 1/2 hours in an igloo with a $100 bar credit, snacks and appetizers and free parking at the hotel.

The standard grand igloo package, which costs $250, includes a charcuterie board with antipasto, cheeses, meats, house-smoked hummus, pickled vegetables and hummus. The premier package, at $300, includes the charcuterie board, yellowfin tuna, poké, wonton crisps and a wild jumbo white Gulf prawn cocktail.

The celebration package, at $250, is more dessert-focused, with Davenport Grand’s signature peanut brittle, marcona almonds, chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles, and a glass of champagne for each guest.

The hotel drew inspiration for the luxury igloos from similar setups in London, Chicago and at the Crafted Tap House and Kitchen in Coeur d’Alene, said King, the hotel spokeswoman.

King said the hotel anticipates attracting a mixture of out-of-state guests and local visitors to the igloos, especially during March Madness and on weekends.

“People are really excited to have (the igloos) in Spokane and we are the ones excited to showcase it,” she said.

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