The Vibe: Green.
The Area: A few moments walk from Pike Place Market, bar-lined Belltown, the Seattle Art Museum, and the downtown retail core anchored by Nordstrom’s flagship store, the Palihotel couldn’t be more conveniently situated.
The DNA: Set in a historic landmark building, the property debuted in 1900 as the Colonnade Hotel before it was revived by Avi Brosh, CEO of the Paligroup, as the Palihotel Seattle. “The hotel has a lot of history attached to it, and we were lucky enough to be able to dig up numerous historic images that we used as a frame of reference but not necessarily as a design direction,” says Brosh, who designs each property in-house. As is true with all his properties, Brosh imbued the space with salient aspects of the local culture and landscape. “The hotel’s aesthetic represents our take on a Pacific Northwest vibe without compromising on taste level or our independent spirit,” says Brosh. He took Seattle’s epithet, the Emerald City, and distilled it, enlivening corridors and guestrooms with jade iridescent paint. Green also reigns in the communal spaces. Both the reception and lounge feature emerald walls where honey-tan leather sofas surround driftwood coffee tables. A black and white checkerboard floor leads to the restaurant and coffee bar zone where green is swapped for whitewashed exposed brick.
Suite-Me-Up: The guestrooms further that bold look with headboards wrapped in a warm yellow-green fabric with a floral print, while some rooms are outfitted with sunny yellow desks. Many walls are bedecked with nautical art, a nod to local industry. Some rooms have views over Pike Place Market towards Elliott Bay.
✅ free WiFi • size matters: 96 rooms (15-36m2) (161-388 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture: Gensler • bathroom amenities: custom • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible