Hotel Interurban is now open

This is Tukwila’s first boutique hotel in over 20 years and offers 185 hotel rooms.

The following is a press release from Hotel Interurban.

Hotel Interurban opened May 21 as Tukwila’s first boutique hotel in over 20 years.

Room rates for the hotel start at $199 per night.

Along with the hotel, Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar is now open, located on the ground floor. The restaurant includes a spacious premium bar, inspired cocktails and an all-day, globally-influenced menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients.

Sean Prater is leading all food and beverage programming at Hotel Interurban as Executive Chef, as well as overseeing catering and private events. Prater was most recently the banquet chef for Cedarbrook Lodge.

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 Lee. “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 includes 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–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 is excited to introduce guests to the first hotel robot in Washington state, Hazelnut, or “Hazel” the Savioke robot, named for the Native American translation of Tukwila.

Hazel delivers items to guestrooms, assists with room service, and is 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 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.

“The busy summer travel season in the Northwest is upon us and Hotel Interurban is open just in time,” said Mike West, General Manager of Hotel Interurban. “We look forward to welcoming our first guests over the next few months 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 include LED lighting, and valet services, encompassing the “Valet and Get Away” package, offering hotel accommodations and overnight valet parking for up to seven days. Hotel Interurban also offers overnight guests daily complimentary shuttles to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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.

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