Tower Housing Hyatt Regency in Seattle Tops Out
Skyscraper’s design spearheaded by LMN, Zena
The tower that will be home to a new Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Seattle has topped out, project designer LMN Architects announced. The 45-story mixed-use skyscraper, which will house a 1,260-key Hyatt Regency, is slated to open next year.
Spearheading the complex’s design are two locally based firms: LMN, which provided architecture, interiors and urban design, and Zena Design Group, which is creating the hotel’s lobby and guest rooms. The 1.4 million-sq.-ft. development will feature an 8-story podium, topped by a 37-story tower. When completed, the Hyatt Regency within the complex will be the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest., according to LMN.
The exterior of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle. Image: Courtesy of LMN Architects
In its description of the project, LMN notes that the tower’s “monolithic composition will provide a bold, yet quiet, counterpoint to the highly articulated neighboring towers; its ethereal exterior conceived to dissolve and merge into the silvery sky as it rises above surrounding buildings.” The firm also says that the building’s podium will have 105,000 sq. ft. of meeting and ballroom space integrated with a two-story glazed base featuring a restaurant and hotel lobby. The podium will feature a rooftop terrace atop a glass-enclosed fitness center and club lounge.
The project, which is being developed by Seattle-based R.C. Hedreen Co., is aiming for LEED Gold certification.