The Olympic Hotel, built in 1923, used to advertise itself as "the hotel Seattle calls home." It was the place for important business meetings, posh wedding receptions, and stays by government dignitaries. It was also the flagship of a regional chain, Western Hotels, which after several corporate morphings became Westin and which sold the Olympic in 1980 to Canada's Four Seasons chain. It's now officially called the Four Seasons Olympic. Northwest, though old-timers still call it "the Olympic" for short; only clueless newbies (and the hotel's management) call it "the Four Seasons."