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First Thompson Property Opens in Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE—Thompson Hotels has opened Thompson Seattle, the brand’s first property in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Located adjacent to the Pike Place Market, the boutique hotel has a culinary partnership with Huxley Wallace Collective restaurant group.

The hotel provides 158 guestrooms—including eight corner studios and two suites—a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge with views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain Range, and more than 5,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space.

Olson Kundig, an architectural firm based here, conceived the architectural design for the 12-story luxury hotel. The property features a glass lantern structure with two adjoining solid facades that integrates with the surrounding urban landscape.

“In response to Thompson Seattle’s location at a major shift in the city’s street grid, we were presented with a unique opportunity to mark this significant intersection and explore the connection between large public views and more intimate personal views,” said Tom Kundig, owner and design principal of Olson Kundig.

For the guestrooms, design firm Studio Munge, in collaboration with Jensen Fey, applied a minimalistic approach to harmonize surface finishes, including exposed steel and concrete, with a blend of modern and vintage furniture and fixtures of reclaimed woods, according to the company. Artwork, wood shelving details and architectural lighting fixtures throughout the public spaces and guestrooms were sourced from local artisans and paired with textiles of mohair and leather.

A signature restaurant and rooftop cocktail lounge offer Pacific Northwestern cuisine and cocktails operated by locally based Huxley Wallace Collective under the helm of Executive Chef Josh Henderson. The hotel’s day-to-night restaurant Scout highlights locally sourced items such as shellfish from the Puget Sound, wild mushrooms foraged from the Cascade Mountains and grass-fed beef from the eastern farmlands.