Check In: The State Hotel
Seattle’s landmark 1904 Eitel Building is now the State Hotel (1501 Second Ave.). Converted and restored by Exxel Pacific and architectural firm Weinstein A+U, the 91-room boutique property boasts expansive views, eclectic artwork and a dynamic culinary experience.
Celebrating the structure’s fresh start while honoring its storied past, Vida Design played to this dichotomy inside. “The look is classic with an eclectic overlay,” says Vida’s founder and CEO, Rachel Sowieja. In the lobby, an illuminated wall of Northwest-sourced vintage doorknobs embellishes a modern lounge adorned with sleek furniture and vintage Turkish rugs.
Outside, a large-scale mural by street artist and activist Shepard Fairey covers the building’s west facade in a permanent installation that adds color and character to the downtown skyline.