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Sustainable Travel: Our Review of Zeus Living’s New Seattle Homes

For a while now we have partnered with Zeus Living, a company that provides fully furnished homes tailored for modern professionals.

zeus door key, apartment courtyard

In every Zeus home there are Public Goods products that make the stay healthy and sustainable. Zeus and Public Goods are also working with Clean the World to ensure leftover products can serve homeless populations instead of going to waste.

To celebrate Zeus opening new properties in Seattle, three members of our team, including myself, stayed in two of these apartments for a few days. I roomed in the Kiara building and had a one-bedroom home to myself. My co-workers, Chris and Emma, checked in to a two-bedroom apartment in the Sitka building.

If you ever need to travel or temporarily relocate to Seattle for work, read this review of Zeus Seattle and send it to the relevant decision makers in your company. We break down what makes Zeus homes so special and so much better than living out of a hotel.

Here are the two homes we stayed in:

The Sitka Building
1255 Harrison Street, Apartment 631
Seattle, WA 98109

The Kiara Building
111 Terry Avenue, Unit 711
Seattle, WA 98109

Features You’ll Find in Both Buildings/Homes

man pouring coffee from pot into mug, public goods cantuccini

Before we get into the specifics of each building, let’s cover the aspects of the experience that were in both homes we stayed at. No matter which Zeus property you book, you’re guaranteed plenty of space, beautiful interior design, thoughtful amenities, high-end appliances and excellent customer support from the Zeus team.

Here are a few features we noticed in Zeus Seattle:

  • enormous walk-in closets
  • plants that added a pleasant touch of nature to the space
  • granite floors in the bathroom
  • Soma water filters and pitchers
  • Insignia TVs with Amazon Fire Sticks
  • trash cans with recycling sections
  • Energy Star-certified Whirlpool washers and dryers
  • electric stoves
  • complete cookware sets
  • gym
  • roof access
  • smart home integration
  • art on the walls and sculptures on some surfaces
  • complimentary Zeus branded notebooks, pens and tote bags
  • surprisingly quiet dishwashers
  • pet amenities

The Sitka Building

sitka building treehouse

Although both buildings are located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, Sitka lies in a more suburban area. There are several churches on the block, and a middle school is closeby.

If you want to bring your family with you, we strongly recommend Sitka. Many families live in the building, and there is tons of space for children to play.

Sitka distinguishes itself with a serene yet breathtaking courtyard that makes you feel like you’re walking through a forest on the way home. Continuing the nature theme, there is a “treehouse” building where residents can relax or work.

The Kiara Building and Apartment

kiara building apartment living room

Only a 10-minute walk away from Sitka, the Kiara building feels worlds apart. The block is right in the heart of the city, saturated with restaurants and businesses.

Kiara may lack the greenery and outdoor space of Sitka, but it has more impressive amenities. The top floor and roof deck area offer a panoramic view of Seattle, a gaming lounge, a screening room, several conference rooms, a library and a few grills for those who love to barbeque.

On the first floor there is a lounge, concierge service and a huge jar of complimentary dog treats. If you want to further pamper your pooch, head to the dog spa in the back.

In addition to the features at the Sitka apartment, my Kiara home had Nest air conditioning and heating, Somfy automatic blinds in the living room and some interesting books on art and green architecture. Kiara is a great option for individual and couple travelers who value amenities over greenery.

Working From Home

The last time I traveled for business, I stayed at a hotel and shared a room and bathroom with my supervisor. Before Zeus, I believed that work trips would inevitably be an uncomfortable departure from home.

In Zeus Seattle, however, I suddenly felt like the owner of a second home, a home away from home. It was like I had taken a few extra work-from-home days instead of coming into the office.

That’s how every business traveler should feel. Whether it’s Seattle or New York City, that’s the experience you’ll have with Zeus.

If you want to stay with Zeus for a 30+ day stay, Zeus is offering a $250 discount for friends of Public Goods. To redeem the discount for a Zeus home in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City, simply use code “PGW2020” at check out. All eligible bookings must be made by 3-15-20 and must start by that date.

After you book a Zeus home, you’ll qualify for a free Public Goods lifetime membership. Send an email to service@publicgoods.com to take advantage of this savings.

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