The folks over at Sustainable Style Foundation tipped us off on 1 Hotel & Residences, a luxury, "eco-sensitive" hotel and condo development on 2nd and Pine in Seattle, right up from Pike Place Market.
A project of Barry Sternlicht of the W Hotel chain, the 23 storey building is set to have 110 hotel suites and 98 condos (in the $1-1.5 million range), and then the expected: an athletic club, a spa, a restaurant. Less expected and adding to the eco-cache is an organic grocery store, and, supposedly, free parking for hybrids.
Despite its proximity to Seattle's retail core, 2nd and Pine is seedy and drab (the lot itself was previously a parking lot) and we're happy to see something, anything, go in here. The interior schematics look promising for a more organic style that's not too cheesy, and we hope the big promises around sustainably pan out to match.
The project is set to open in 2009.