HBA designs The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown

Hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates has completed the design of The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, in Washington state's largest city.

The 142-room boutique hotel occupies the first 10 floors of the 42-story Arrivé tower, a new-build mixed-use property.

Guided by the principle that form follows function, HBA designers turned to the local neighborhood as its muse, weaving its artist-driven culture and history throughout each space of the hotel. Bright accents contrast with deeper tones and natural finishes. Custom-drawn murals, feature millwork and ceiling elements, and one-of-a-kind carpet patterns combine to evoke a greater sense of place.

At the lobby, guests can find artwork made of materials typically found in artists’ studios, such as stretched canvases and flat files to create a gallery for guests to get a glimpse into an artist’s process. The floors are concrete.

The hotel’s bar and restaurant have large, operable windows flanking the front of the building. Earthen tones and textural finishes offset white backdrops and industrial accents.

In the guestrooms, there are wood-toned floors. A graphic mural behind the headboard is a focal point, composed of layered, iconic Seattle landmarks with direct reference to Belltown’s rock and jazz history. Denim and flannel fabrics provide an additional wink to the musical styles prevalent in the formation of what Belltown is today.

Junior suites take on a more refined look with sheet music and abstract piano key murals drawing the eye into the room. Also available is a trunk-like closet. The dark bathrooms are reminiscent of backstage dressing rooms with microphone lights, robes, metal accents and black linear tiles.

At the seventh floor, guests have views of the Space Needle and city skyline. Meeting rooms along the expanse of windows absorb the natural light and highlight the textures of exposed brick. Inspired by the city’s architecture and industry, screening elements divide the breakout space bordering the meeting area and club lounge. A dramatic ceiling feature anchors the bar within the club lounge. Also available are seating in cognac and blush hues.

Photo credit: Will Pryce