Noble Investment Group and IHG announce a joint venture to develop a dual-branded Even Hotels and Staybridge Suites hotel in downtown Seattle. The nine-story building, expected to open in mid-2017, will be located at the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue North adjacent to the Amazon urban campus in the rapidly growing South Lake Union area. This new dual-branded hotel will be the first Even Hotels property on the West Coast and the third Staybridge Suites property in the Seattle market.
"We are extremely enthused about growing both the EVEN Hotels and Staybridge Suites brands on the West Coast in partnership with a best-in-class owner like Noble," said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, The Americas, IHG .This project demonstrates the strong momentum behind IHG's new and established brands and shows our commitment to growing in high-profile, high barrier to entry markets with experienced owners."
"We are excited to build on our relationship with IHG and together deliver this EVEN Hotels and Staybridge Suites dual-branded property in a true gateway American city," said Rodney Williams, CIO, Noble. "The South Lake Union area of downtown Seattle is a dynamic confluence of medical, corporate and leisure demand anchored by the expanding global headquarters of Amazon."