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The State Hotel


Seattle, WA


Lake Union Partners


91-room boutique hotel
2,800 sf restaurant


March 2019

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This project saw the potential in the damaged and neglected 1904 Eitel Building, located on 2nd Avenue just two blocks from Pike Place Market. A full rehabilitation of the interior stabilized and modernized the structure, while a restoration of the exterior shows off the building’s impressive masonry and terra-cotta detail. The new street level plan includes Ben Paris, a restaurant and bar below the boutique hotel with small, highly-crafted units. A new penthouse level hosts larger suites with roof terraces and views to Puget Sound.

The design combines the historic decorative elements with new modern elements, particularly at the ornately detailed arched entry, with the insertion of glassy marquee extending out over the sidewalk and vestibule projecting back into the hotel lobby.

The Eitel Building renovation is part of the revitalization of Seattle’s unreinforced masonry buildings. The Weinstein A+U team guided the project through the Landmarks Preservation Board, and builds upon experience with other adaptive re-use projects such as Union Stables and Ainsworth & Dunn.


Historic Seattle Awards, Best Preservation Project Award, 2019
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Awards, Citation Award, 2020

Photography: © Andrew Nam, Tucker English