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Seattle's Newest Hotel, Motif Seattle, Revealed

Former landmark hotel is transformed into Emerald City-inspired property, becomes city's largest independently branded hotel.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
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Destination Hotels & Resorts
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Today, Destination Hotels & Resorts, a leading collection of hotels and resorts, announces its newest property, Motif Seattle. The new hotel is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Seattle between Pike and Union streets, becoming the city's largest independent hotel. With a new name and a revitalized brand, Motif Seattle boasts an entirely fresh and memorable guest experience all inspired by Seattle's uniquely progressive culture. The chic, upscale hotel will officially be unveiled on June 14, 2014 and continue to be managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts.

"Motif is inspired by Seattle's burgeoning fashion, music and arts scenes," said Shannon Sheron, General Manager of Motif Seattle. "Motif Seattle draws upon the area's rich history, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and avant-garde taste in the arts to create a guest experience woven from the fabric of our unique city."

As part of its innate offering, Motif Seattle will work with local designers on an ongoing basis to create distinctive experiences throughout the hotel. The first such designer, Jordan Christianson of Jonquil & Mr Black, has created an exclusive pattern that is experienced throughout the hotel – from textiles to ties, letterhead and amenities.

"As the region awakes from its long slumber, we are gifted with such a unique energy; color and shape, smells and sounds," says Christianson. "When asked to create a custom pattern for Motif's launch, knowing it would be summer, I wanted to capture this experience so travelers to our City would be able to take a slice of this secret home with them."

Seattle-based architecture firm, Ankrom Moisan, was selected to manage the Motif Seattle design and architecture. This visionary team carefully impressed local flare into each corner of the property, including locally sourced wood paneling, native artwork and digitally interactive spaces that entice and engage guests and locals alike. The Motif Seattle brand concept will be ever evolving with the colors and vibe of the seasons of Seattle.

To create this cosmopolitan hotel, Destination Hotels & Resorts embarked on a multi-year, multi-phase renovation. Features include a 10,000 square-foot Executive Conference Level, a VIP Executive Boardroom, the opening of urban contemporary Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails – featuring the largest outdoor patio in downtown Seattle – and the renovation of all 319 guest rooms, 10 suites (five Executive, one Presidential, four Family), the grand lobby and front entrance.

About Motif Seattle
Motif Seattle, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is an upscale independently branded hotel inspired by the area's rich fashion, arts and music scenes. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle on Fifth Avenue between Pike and Union streets, Motif Seattle offers 319 guestrooms and 10 suites with sweeping views of downtown, the waterfront and the Olympic Mountains. In the center of the city's energy and culture, Motif Seattle is surrounded by the city's finest restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues, museums and attractions. Featuring guest rooms and suites infused by Seattle's unique culture, the urban contemporary Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails – featuring the largest outdoor deck in downtown Seattle – and pillow top mattresses, Motif Seattle can be found online at www.motifseattle.com, Facebook and Twitter. Reservations available online or by phone at 1-888-515-1144.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across the United States. Offering authentic, locally inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property embodies the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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