In Seattle’s high-tech east-side Redmond suburb, the Archer Hotel Redmond has opened as part of the Redmond Town Center mixed-use development. LodgeWorks Partners is the owner, developer and operator of the property.
As designed by LK Architecture, the property has an intentionally open floorplan. Design-wise, the seven-story building reflects the spirit of modern northwest architecture. The setting is best described as “Northwest industrial chic.” The lobby has 18-foot floating-wood ceilings and exposed steel-wrapped concrete columns. Two fireplaces flank the lobby and create gathering spaces.
The 160-room hotel has four distinct room layouts: Classic King guest rooms and Double King guest rooms (coming with two king beds); Deluxe King Studio (a suite option with a king platform bed, a living area, workspace and a wet bar); and the 618-square-foot Archer’s Dens (one-bedroom suites with a separate living area furnished with a chesterfield-style sofa, side chair and a 55-inch flat-screen TV, and each with a private balcony). In total, there are 16 available Archer’s Dens in Redmond.
The property houses the House Art Collection of artworks from local and regional artists. The large-as-life forest photo mural in the lobby is called “Obstruction Point” and was taken by Seattle-based photographer Shane Welch.
In Archer’s library, there is a gathering nook, and a suspended sculpture called “Reinventing the Wheel,” which pays homage to Redmond, which is known as the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest.” This piece was commissioned through an artist in Wichita, Kansas, where LodgeWorks’ headquarters is based.
For dining, the property has Archer’s Kitchen + Bar (AKB), which has a cocktail bar with a shuffleboard and a patio; and The Market, a 24-hour lobby pantry.
Other amenities include a fitness studio with Matrix Fitness equipment, an Isawall training wall and an indoor pool.
For events, Archer Hotel Redmond has over 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor event and meeting space for groups of up to 150. The Hospitality Lounge has movable soft seating, a wet bar and an industrial-chic garage door for natural light. It also has seasonal alfresco patio seating and a wall-mounted flat screen TV for presentations and event graphics. Adorning the wall is a brightly colored quilt by local artist Joey Veltkamp, featuring a sunrise behind a mountain, overlooking the forest and water below. The words hearken back to the theme song of the 1970s TV show, “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.”
Photo credit: Archer Hotel Redmond