Ankrom Moisan designs Motif Seattle

Destination Hotels & Resorts announced its newest property, Motif Seattle. The new hotel is located in downtown Seattle between Pike and Union streets, becoming the city's largest independent hotel. With a new name and a revitalized brand, Motif Seattle was inspired by Seattle's culture.

Shannon Sheron serves as the GM of Motif Seattle.

Motif Seattle worked with local designers to create distinctive experiences throughout the hotel. The first such designer, Jordan Christianson of Jonquil & Mr Black, created an exclusive pattern that is used throughout the hotel – from textiles to ties, letterhead and amenities.

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Seattle-based architecture firm Ankrom Moisan was selected to manage the Motif Seattle design and architecture. This team impressed local flare into each corner of the property, including locally sourced wood paneling, native artwork, and digitally interactive spaces. The Motif Seattle also has colors and vibe of the seasons of Seattle.

To create this hotel, Destination Hotels & Resorts embarked on a multi-year, multi-phase renovation. Features include a 10,000 square-foot Executive Conference Level; a VIP Executive Boardroom; the opening of urban contemporary Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, with the largest outdoor patio in downtown Seattle; and the renovation of all 319 guestrooms, 10 suites (five Executive, one Presidential, four Family), the grand lobby and front entrance.

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