Korean hotel chain Lotte Hotels & Resorts is making its West Coast debut with a 189-room luxury hotel in downtown Seattle.
Lotte Hotel Seattle features rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and modern decor. The hotel is located in the 44-story F5 Tower on Fifth Avenue. The grand opening of Lotte Hotel Seattle is Thursday, Sept. 24. The hotel is Lotte Hotels & Resorts’ third in the United States.
Lotte Hotel Seattle has 33 suites starting at 446 square feet. The Presidential Suite, located on the 15th floor, is a 2,100-square-foot space with a king-size bed, a baby grand piano, a bar lounge, a separate dining area for meetings and meals for up to 8 occupants and a private study. Average room rate is more than $400.
The hotel will offer food, drinks and a view of the city in the Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge on the 16th floor. Fifteen-year culinary verteran Alexander La Motte is the executive chef of the restaurant.
The hotel has 15 event spaces — a total of 22,000 square feet in large- and medium-sized banquet halls and smaller conference rooms that can accommodate 920 people. The hotel also features “Le Spa de l’hôtel Lotte,” a spa with certified massage and wellness therapists.
According to the American Lodging and Hotel Association, Seattle's hotel occupancy rate was 37% from August 9-15, down from 85% a year ago.