The following is a press release from Hotel Interurban in Tukwila.
Hotel Interurban is on track to open in early June 2018 and is now accepting reservations.
As Tukwila’s first boutique hotel in over 20 years, Hotel Interurban will provide unparalleled views of Mount Rainier and the Cascades, pet-friendly offerings (including an off-leash dog park for hotel guests) and convenience to shopping, dining and transportation throughout Seattle Southside. Room rates start at $159 per night on weekends and $189 per night on weekdays.
Hotel Interurban will feature the Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar located on the ground floor of the 185-room hotel, which includes a spacious premium bar, inspired cocktails and an all-day, globally influenced menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients.
Hotel Interurban has appointed Sean Prater as Executive Chef to oversee all food and beverage programming, including catering and private events. Prater was most recently the banquet chef for Cedarbrook Lodge.
The hotel will also provide a grab-and-go espresso bar on the ground floor called VENTI. Accessible to guests and the public, VENTI will serve Starbucks® coffee and espresso, fresh sandwiches and baked goods daily. A 24-hour modern vending machine area will allow guests access to snacks and travel essentials around the clock.
Omar and Christine Lee, real estate developers and majority owners of Hotel Interurban, have remained committed to the growth and economic development of Tukwila, and they believe the hotel will uniquely position the city to be competitive with other major tourist destinations.
“Tukwila has all the elements to be a thriving area for tourism: convenient transportation options; a diverse population that provides a range of shopping, dining, and nightlife options; and proximity to Seattle,” said Omar. “We are enthusiastic about Tukwila’s Southcenter District becoming a more complete urban center, and we believe Hotel Interurban is an essential piece of the growth puzzle for the region.”
Fulfilling a need for more engaging and inspired meetings and events space, Hotel Interurban will include over 15,000 square feet for gatherings, ranging from intimate meetings to large conferences or weddings. The largest space is the nearly 5,000-square-foot Rainier Room located on the hotel’s 19th floor, accommodating up to 500 guests in a theater-style setting and featuring impressive views of Mount Rainier.
Additional meeting and event offerings include the following:
- The 3,514-square-foot Adams Room on the first floor, accommodating up to 390 guests
- Seven additional meetings spaces on the second floor that can accommodate six to 380 people
- Creative and inspired catering options, including a dim sum or “Year of the Dog”–themed buffet menu
- Dedicated and experienced meeting and wedding specialists to assist in adding personal touches and customized offerings to suit any occasion
Hotel Interurban’s guests will be greeted by Hazelnut, or “Hazel” the Savioke robot, named for the Native American translation of Tukwila. Hazel will deliver items to guest’s rooms, assist with room service and be a regular presence around the hotel.
Another tech-forward feature is a custom-built canopy at the entrance of the hotel, comprising 60 solar panels that will produce enough electricity for almost all first-floor operations. The solar panels have a life expectancy of 30 years, during which they will eliminate 130 metric tons of C02 emissions.
“It’s been truly exciting watching this project come to life and create such a huge presence in one of the most rapidly growing areas of Western Washington,” said Mike West, general manager of Hotel Interurban. “We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to Hotel Interurban and showing them first-in-class hospitality, along with the conveniences and personalized service they would expect from a modern boutique hotel.”
Additional guest features will include mobile check-in, LED lighting, and valet services, encompassing the “Valet and Get Away” package, which offers hotel accommodations and overnight valet parking for up to seven days. Hotel Interurban will also offer all overnight guests daily complimentary shuttles to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Hotel Interurban is within walking distance of Westfield’s Southcenter Mall, the Tukwila commuter rail station and the Interurban Trail that connects downtown Seattle to Tukwila. The hotel is connected to Airmark Apartments, which recently began leasing 350 residential apartments. To make a reservation or learn more about Hotel Interurban, visit www.hotelinterurban.com.