Hotel Interurban To Open In Spring 2018 As Tukwila’s Tallest Building
Scheduled for Spring 2018 – 185 Rooms
Hotel Interurban will feature a two-story lobby boasting a custom glass art installation by local artist Bryan Rubino. It will offer over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, including the spectacular, 5,000-square-foot Rainier Room on the 19th floor, with its impressive views of Mt. Rainier. Guestrooms with a clean and contemporary design will be located on floors 3 through 11 and will feature keyless entry and in-room amenities such as 55-inch HDTVs. With a focus on technology and innovation, other hotel features will include
mobile check-in, LED lighting, and a custom-built canopy at the entrance of the hotel for vehicle and guest arrivals, which will be made up of 60 solar panels that will produce nearly enough electricity for 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 hotel will also feature a ground-floor restaurant and bar with a focus on Northwest-inspired cuisine, where guests can enjoy outdoor dining during the summer months. Separate from the restaurant will be a grab-and-go espresso bar and 24-hour access to fresh snacks in convenient vending machines. The hotel will include an indoor saline pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Room rates are anticipated to start at $159 per night on weekends and $189 per night on weekdays.
The majority owners of Hotel Interurban are real estate developers Omar and Christine Lee. The Lees are committed to the growth of Tukwila, and investments like Hotel Interurban uniquely position the city to be competitive with other major tourist destinations.
Puyallup-based Absher Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, and Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality will manage and operate the hotel.