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Hotel Ballard to Open in May

Wednesday February 20th, 2013 - 9:33AM

SEATTLE, WA—Hotel Ballard, a 29-key hotel featuring guestrooms and suites, is slated to open here in May.

Designed by Seattle architects Gordon Lagerquist and Gene Morris, the façade of this four-story building features handmade stucco, sandstone and wood panels.

The focal point of the lobby is a late 19th century oil painting, and the décor is comprised of natural materials including travertine, brick, wood and wall coverings in warm gold and cream. Custom chandeliers and sconces surround the archways. A library features a stone fireplace. James Riggle is the owner/developer of the property. Debera Riggle and Janet Hendrich are responsible for the interior design.

Mike Skidmore Architect designed the guestrooms, along with Riggle and Hendrich. The neighborhood’s Scandinavian heritage is woven into the design through subtle touches. Guestrooms feature charcoal walls with a soft cream trim and crown molding. Gold wall panels surround the headboards, and the bed is dressed in 600-thread count linens and down comforters. The bathrooms include metallic wallpaper as well as soaking tubs.

Guestrooms feature a king bed, a desk, complimentary WiFi and HD plasma screen TVs.

The property will feature a street-level restaurant, Stoneburner, a rooftop pavilion with private event space and views of the Olympic Mountains, and 24-hour access to the adjacent Olympic Athletic Club.