Pan Pacific Seattle
Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts
Date Completed: 2006 - September
When tasked with designing the 160-room hotel, which is part of a block-long mixed-use development, the designers decided on a minimalist scenario to reflect the property’s Japanese roots- the hotel was challenged to provide a fresh approach to meet the demand’s of the changing Seattle market. The design influence was from the flourishing Tokyo market, with hotels of very high design. Exotic materials were used to make the minimalist design stand out and also complement its location. In the lobby, meeting rooms and other areas of the hotel, striped Zebrawood, placed horizontally, brings texture to the walls. It makes you feel like you’re in a forest, a nod to the Northwest city’s surrounding environment. Colors are muted in the guestroom, which features a 32-inch plasma-screen television and 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms, separated from the bedroom by Shoji-style screens, have recessed sinks, oval bathtubs, glass-enclosed showers and porcelain tile floors.