SEATTLE and MCLEAN, Va. – The Hotel Group and Hilton announced today the grand opening of The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Woven into the fabric of Belltown, one of Seattle’s most vibrant and centrally located neighborhoods, The Sound Hotel celebrates the sights, sounds and tastes that are unique to Seattle. It occupies the first 10 floors of the 42-story Arrivétower, one of the first mixed-use properties, featuring rental units, in the market.
“We are thrilled to see The Sound Hotel open its doors as the brand’s first hotel in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in a city like Seattle that is known for innovation, great restaurants and a thriving arts scene,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “Just as Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, Tapestry Collection continues to rapidly expand as The Sound Hotel also marks the collection brand’s first of many 2019 openings.”
The Sound Hotel features 142 exquisitely designed guest rooms with expansive views of the downtown Seattle skyline and Puget Sound, a ground level restaurant, Currant Bistro, with an adjacent grab & go coffee bar. The hotel also has meeting and special event space ideal for small groups, offering unobstructed views of the Space Needle – one of a very small group of Seattle hotels with a view of this iconic landmark.
“The hotel’s design drew directly from the Belltown neighborhood’s deep roots in the arts and local music scene, mixed in with the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region,” said David Watkins, general manager, The Sound Hotel. “Warm, rich textures in our rooms offer visitors an authentic Northwest experience, while the artistic elements reflect Seattle as a bustling hive of creativity.”
The hotel’s 7th-floor Lupine Room offers 770 square feet of divisible meeting space, ideal for groups of up to 35. Featuring plenty of natural light, it can easily transform into an event space to accommodate an intimate gathering. In addition to the Lupine Room, Sound Bite Lounge is a relaxed, post-meeting gathering spot with a seasonal outdoor sundeck offering stunning views of the Space Needle.
Seattle chef turned food and beverage director Jon Langley worked closely with his team at Currant Bistro, the hotel’s 36-seat restaurant and bar, to develop a menu of small plates perfect for sharing. Dishes are heavily inspired by the flavor profiles of Spain, Italy and France and are simple, approachable and non-pretentious, utilizing the highest-quality local ingredients and classic preparation techniques. This menu is also complemented by a robust wine list of Northwest favorites, along with a sprinkling of labels from California, France and Italy, as well as a selection of expertly crafted cocktails.
Design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) immersed themselves into the hotel’s neighborhood, visiting local hotspots and meeting with the community, to create an authentic Belltown experience. Upon arriving at the hotel entrance, guests are immediately welcomed into an artist’s studio as stretched canvases, murals and finished concrete floors flow towards the reception desk. Guest rooms feature warm, wood-toned floors, echoing the feeling of a musician stepping onto a stage. Dark, moody bathrooms are reminiscent of backstage dressing rooms, with microphone lights, plush robes, metal accents and rich black linear tiles setting the perfect backdrop.
Artistic elements are also featured on the exterior of the hotel. Watkins commissioned Seattle graffiti artist Weirdo, a.k.a. Jeff Jacobson, to paint an original mural on an exterior brick wall facing several of the guest rooms, effectively turning those rooms into some of the most desirable in the hotel. This larger-than-life piece features Jacobson’s signature vivid, post-Internet hyper-realism style and beautifully tells the story of The Sound Hotel through art.
Blending Seattle’s creative bedrock with its innovation boom, The Sound Hotel provides easy access to top Seattle attractions, coffee houses, night clubs and international dining for an experience that is always of the moment. Sitting adjacent to the iconic Cinerama and just a few blocks from landmarks like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the Amazon Spheres, The Sound Hotel is both a central launch pad for adventure and a stylish, comfortable place to recharge at the end of the day.
For more information on The Sound Hotel or to make a reservation, please visit The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. For more news on Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel openings and signings, visit newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry.
About The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown
Located in the heart of one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, The Sound Hotel Seattle celebrates the sights, sounds, and tastes that are unique to Seattle. Its 142 exquisitely designed guest rooms occupy the first 10 floors of the 42-story Arrivé tower. The hotel features the ground level restaurant Currant Bistro with adjacent grab & go coffee bar and a lobby pantry. For meetings, the 7th Floor provides the Lupine Room, 770 square feet of divisible meeting space ideal for groups of up to 35, as well as Sound Bite Lounge, a relaxed, post-meeting gathering spot with seasonal outdoor seating and unobstructed views of the Space Needle. The Sound Hotel is the first Tapestry by Hilton in the state of Washington and is managed by The Hotel Group.
About The Hotel Group
The Hotel Group is a nationally recognized, leading hotel management and investment company. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed and/or owned over 125 properties in 25 states representing over 20 brands, managed the openings and transformational renovations of nearly 50 hotels, and has been the sponsor of Hotel Group Opportunity Funds, raising nearly $200 million in private investment to acquire 12 full service hotels.
About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton , which launched in 2017, is a portfolio of upscale, original hotels that caters to guests seeking vibrant and authentic experiences. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property has its own unique style, while giving travelers the peace of mind and reassurance associated with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honorsprogram. Learn more about Hilton’s upscale collection brand at newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry and connect with Tapestry Collection on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.