Second Seattle citizenM hotel under construction

CitizenM broke ground on the citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square. Photo credit: citizenM (citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square )

CitizenM broke ground on a second Seattle location this week in the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The 10-story, 216-room hotel will join the citizenM Seattle South Lake Union, which is slated to open this April.

As with the South Lake Union location, the team behind citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square includes the Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, which designs all the brand’s hotels; the architecture firm Gensler and general contractor Mortenson.

Located across the street from the Seattle Ferry Terminal, the 66,918-square-foot hotel will be located near art galleries, boutique shops and dining. Nearby attractions include the CenturyLink Field, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Waterfall Garden Park.

The groundbreaking comes as citizenM plans a major rollout in 2020. By the end of the year, the company plans to reach 40 properties open or in development globally, more than doubling its current portfolio. In North America, it has a dozen hotels under development in major markets, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The company currently has three U.S. hotels open in New York City and Boston.