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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
Nov. 13, 2008
Project team


Owner/developer:
Seattle Hotel Group LLC

Architect:
NBBJ, Seattle

General contractor:
Lease Crutcher Lewis, Seattle

Structural/civil/shoring engineer:
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Electrical contractor:
TAC, Seattle

Mechanical contractor:
Notkin, Seattle

Hotel interiors:
BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco

Residential interiors:
Susan Marinello Interiors, Seattle


Photo by Ben Benschneider/NBBJ
Four Seasons’ urban site called for First Avenue storefronts and pedestrian features such as canopies and lean rails for the bus stop.


Building facts



Location:
99 Union St., Seattle

Height:
240 feet (21 stories)

Size:
310,000 square feet

Hotel rooms:
147 (floors 3-10)

Condo units:
36 (floors 11-21)

Project cost:
$150 million

Groundbreaking:
February 2006

Opening:
Nov. 3

Photo by Steve Sanacore/Four Seasons
The 6,000-square-foot spa includes a steam room, hot sauna cabin, showers and a private couple’s room.

Details



• 11 unsold condo units range from 1,300 square feet to more than 7,000 square feet. Prices range from $2 million to more than $15 million — an average of around $2,100 per square foot.

• Hotel room rates start at $365.

• Fran’s Chocolates has opened in one of the two available commercial spaces. Four Seasons veteran Kerry Sear, former chef and owner of Cascadia in Belltown, runs Art Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel restaurant.

• Hotel features include a business center, 4,900-square-foot ballroom, five meeting rooms, a fitness room, 6,000-square-foot spa, and an outdoor pool and fireplace.

• The first condominium owners moved in earlier this month.

• The new public stairway between Union Street and Western Avenue has 103 steps.

• The ownership group’s managing principals include John Oppenheimer, CEO of Columbia Hospitality; former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell; and Tom Alberg, managing director of Madrona Venture Group. Other investors include Bruce McCaw and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.

Feature Stories

"How Four Seasons returned to Seattle"
Investors worked with the hotel chain to land the perfect downtown site
By JOHN OPPENHEIMER
Seattle Hotel Group


"Four Seasons delivers a jolt of urban energy"
Hotel, plaza and storefronts transform a neglected corner into a foot-friendly attraction
By JIM TULLY
NBBJ



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Notkin Mechanical Engineers (www.notkin.com)

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The Berger Partnership, PS (www.bergerpartnership.com)


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