W Seattle, located at 1112 Fourth Avenue (at Seneca Street), has commenced a renovation/RE-WONDER of the hotel’s living room, bar and restaurant with the closure of its first floor public spaces. Funding for the project is being made by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., multi-branded portfolio owners of hotels that include W Seattle.
Boasting 424 guestrooms, the 26-floor W Seattle’s first floor is being concealed from public viewing during the three months of construction; however, available is a custom-created Peek-a-Booth, an interactive kiosk and video experience located near their welcome desk.
The hotel’s re-opening is planned for early March 2012, and upon completion, W Seattle will reveal TRACE, the hotel’s new restaurant and bar. TRACE will be helmed by Chef de Cuisine Steven Ariel, whose cuisine focuses on local, organic and sustainable products.
Fireplace at the living room
Tom Limberg, GM of W Seattle since 1999, is a part of the original design/build process. W Hotels Global Brand Design Group will collaborate with Portland, Oregon’s design partner, Skylab Architecture, to provide the vision for the completely transformed space. Skylab Architecture LLC., founded in 1999, is led by principal architects Jeff Kovel and Brent Grubb.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington with regional offices in Los Angeles and Portland, privately held Abbott Construction Inc. has been selected as the general contractor for the W Seattle assignment. A full-service general contractor since 1983, Abbott regularly provides up to twenty percent of the key elements of construction from their direct work force.
Living room library