FIRST LOOK INSIDE THOMPSON SEATTLE

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Summer 2016 is looking busy – and bicoastal – for Thompson Hotels: it will open The Beekman in New York, now on the books for June rather than May, and head to the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Thompson Seattle in July.

A 12-story new build, the hotel sits on the corner of First Avenue and Stewart Street in downtown Seattle, with views from floor-to-ceiling windows over Pike Place Market and beautiful Puget Sound.

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The 159 rooms are ‘infused by the spirit of aviation’ by designer Jensen Fey and come with hardwood floors, SFERRA linens, D.S. & DURGA amenities and complimentary WiFi. Options range from a Superior King to the Thompson Suite (above), but be mindful that the majority of the images currently uploaded in the reservations system are from Smyth Tribeca, one of Thompson’s New York properties.

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A better idea of the building’s contemporary design, with floors misaligned two at a time, can be found here at local architects Olson Kundig. All the other elements of a modern hotel will be available: a signature restaurant (overseen by Chef Josh Henderson), retail and residences, and a rooftop bar and lounge. Opening specials start around $300 a night for a Superior King.

More Thompson on the West Coast is planned for Los Angeles, with a 200-room hotel on Wilcox Avenue north of Sunset Boulevard.

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Paul J DeVries
Paul J DeVries is a freelance travel writer and was previously a contributing editor for HotelChatter.com. Based in London, he knows the city's hotel scene inside out, while also covering the latest in destinations around the world. When not checking out a new hotel, he checks in on the airlines and inflight products that get you there.

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