Langham to transform Seattle icon

by | 26 Sep 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Langham Hospitality Group now owns and will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences in downtown Seattle, USA, slated to open in 2026.

The Langham, Seattle and The Langham Residences will be housed in a new 42-storey building rising up from the iconic façade of the Terminal Sales Annex Building, which is a designated Seattle landmark.

Refreshed landmark

The hotels and residences take this location and landmark icon, built in 1916, and reinvents it as a mixed use development reflecting the US’s Pacific north west.

Using Seattle’s past to form the foundation of the future, The Langham, Seattle will take a forward-thinking approach to its development with the majority of hotel rooms and suites enjoying views of Puget Sound.

Tower design

Renowned architect, Kengo Kuma & Associates, is designing the hotel, taking inspiration from the silhouettes of Pacific Northwest basalt sea stack formations as well as the arrangement of telescopic volumes seen in Seattle’s 1920s Art Deco architecture.

It also places at the centre of this composition the culturally significant 1916 Bebb & Gould building, the Terminal Sales Annex (formerly Puget Sound News), a hinge between Belltown and downtown Seattle. As a pair, the older facade and the new tower mark this pivot between characteristic neighbourhoods.

Sophisticated luxury

Once the construction is complete, The Langham, Seattle will offer sophisticated luxury with 187 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring elegant interiors designed by Rottet Studio.

Guests will be able to start the day in the light-filled breakfast room with a landscaped outdoor terrace perched above the restored historic façade. The building will also feature a new destination cocktail bar at lobby level, with a long bar and alfresco patio.

Health and events

The wellness centre will feature Chuan Spa, The Langham’s proprietary spa concept which embraces the centuries-old healing philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as a tranquil pool and a state-of-the-art gym.

For signature events and social occasions, the hotel will introduce flexible banqueting and meeting spaces, all of which will enjoy the city’s natural daylight.

Intelligent mixed use

Brett Butcher, CEO, Langham Hospitality Group, said: “We look forward to bringing The Langham’s luxury hospitality, which celebrates the everyday, to the heart of Seattle’s central business district at this storied location and building great memories for our guests and the community. The Langham, Seattle and its residences will be a powerful testimony to how intelligently-designed mixed-use developments can create exceptional value.”

The group is also undertaking another conversion project in Venice, Italy, turning the former Casino Mocenigo, which can trace its legacy to the early 1600s, into The Langham Rio dei Vetrai Hotel. The 138-room hotel, with direct frontage on the Venetian Lagoon, will complete in Q1 2025.

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