Warwick Seattle Hotel renovates lobby

The Warwick Seattle Hotel in Belltown announced the completion of another phase of a multi-million dollar renovation project.

In this stage of renovations, the hotel lobby incorporated looks of Seattle and the Northwest. Designed by Stephanie Ellis-Carmody of Interior Design International, lighter colors were used to help open up the space, while other design elements, such as the main chandeliers with Edison bulbs, were added.

Overall, the hotel lobby received new flooring, window treatments, wall coverings, fireplace, furnishings, artwork, light fixtures, a custom ceiling and accessories to complete its look.

Wood flooring now covers what used to be carpet and tile in the lobby of the hotel. A blue and white patterned designer rug is centered in front of the fireplace, which has been replaced with a newly designed, more contemporary model with glass doors. A gas-lit fireplace is also present in the lobby.

All new furnishings, including an array of tables, were custom made with local hardwoods to reflect the Northwestern look Ellis-Carmody had in mind. The two main tables consist of stained natural edge hardwood perched on a base. Other Northwestern elements incorporated were two natural wood stump end tables; vinyl wall coverings in the lobby; sheer patterned curtains replacing the existing drapery; and new chandeliers utilizing Edison bulbs.


Custom art pieces were installed, as well as a variety of new accessories. Perhaps the pièce de résistance is the remodeled drop ceiling. With a repeating pattern of dark-oak squares, this architectural staple adds to the contemporary feel of the entire hotel.

Phase three of Warwick International Hotels’ guestroom updates is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012, with the upgrade also to finish all guestrooms from floors two to 18.

Other amenities in the Warwick Seattle Hotel include an indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, a sauna, exercise facility with new fitness equipment and a 24-hour business center. It is home to Margaux and the Margaux Lounge.

WIH was founded in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst. The WIH Group now includes 50 hotels, resorts and spas worldwide.

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