• Hyatt Regency Seattle opens as largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest

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    For Hyatt Hotels, size matters as it opens the new full-serve hotel which shelters more than 1,200 guestrooms, three dining experiences and 103,000 square feet of meeting and event space… 

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Seattle, which is now the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest. With its sprawling, dynamic event space – not to mention the number of guestrooms – the hotel joins two other Seattle-area Hyatt Regency properties.

    The 45-storey hotel features 1,260 guestrooms, all of which are furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows, sizeable modern bathrooms, 65-inch TVs and a collection of black-and-white photography, shot by six Seattle-based photographers, highlighting the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest region. The hotel also provides guests with a StayFit® Fitness Centre, outfitted with Peloton bikes and other Technogym state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, and an expansive Hyatt Regency Club lounge with fire pits and wraparound patio that provides guests with stellar views of downtown Seattle.

    Located just two short blocks from the Washington State Convention Center and adjacent to The Summit, the planned convention centre expansion building slated to open Spring 2022, Hyatt Regency Seattle offers more than 103,000 square feet of dynamic meeting and event space for a variety of gatherings, ranging from intimate meetings to larger conferences and weddings.

    “Upon arriving, guests will notice the bright, open, and contemporary design.”

    “Progress is all around us,” says Hyatt Regency Seattle General Manager Tom Wolf. “No other addition to Seattle’s vastly updated cityscape is more important for Seattle tourism than the new, very visible contemporary building right in the middle of town: Hyatt Regency Seattle. With the opening of the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest this year, Seattle will finally have the meeting space options it needs.”

    Image credit: LMN Architects

    Built by local developer R.C. Hedreen Company, in collaboration with Seattle-based companies LMN Architects and Sellen Construction Group, the new hotel features elements that celebrate the Pacific Northwest region and can be seen throughout the property’s guestrooms and public spaces. Upon arriving, guests will notice the bright, open, and contemporary design, matched with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in as much natural light as possible, and purposefully selected, locally inspired art and photography.

    “LMN believes that architecture celebrates the inherent qualities of the region, community and site.”

    R.C. Hedreen Company successfully builds and operates hotels in Seattle, and its portfolio includes Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt Olive 8. To leave a lasting impact on the Pacific Northwest region with Hyatt Regency Seattle, the local companies who understand Seattle real estate were brought in to collaborate, design and build the impressive sky-high hotel. LMN believes that architecture celebrates the inherent qualities of the region, community and site. Any new building functions in relationship to the fabric of its physical location and community of users, as well as its social, cultural and environmental context. Sellen is Seattle’s premiere builder – building communities, relationships and of course most of the significant buildings in town.

    Additionally, Hyatt Regency Seattle is targeting LEED Gold Certification in 2019, which is the second highest green building rating in the world. As part of their efforts, Hyatt Regency Seattle has incorporated many sustainable elements into its guest amenities and overall design, including:

    • Premium large-format bath amenities in each guestroom bathroom, saving more than one million plastic bottles in waste.
    • Installing a light-colored roof to reduce the urban heat-island effect.
    • Incorporating a highly efficient laundry system that captures both heat and water after use to reduce the need for additional energy to preheat incoming water to the laundry system.

    Main image credit: LMN Architects

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    Hamish Kilburn

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