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Seattle’s Tallest Tower in Two Decades to House SLS Hotel

A Seattle office tower that’s planned to be the city’s tallest new building in two decades will include a luxury SLS hotel, the boutique brand’s first location in the area as property demand strengthens. SBE Entertainment Group LLC, which owns the SLS brand, will run the 184-room hotel on the tower’s second through 15th floors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Nazarian said. The Los Angeles-based company also operates Hyde nightclubs and the Katsuya and Cleo restaurant brands.

Construction will start on the $400 million downtown building by Oct. 1 and completion is scheduled for mid-2016, said Kevin Daniels, president of Seattle-based Daniels Real Estate, which is developing the 43-story tower with Stockbridge Capital Group of San Francisco. The partners and Nazarian are betting on continued growth in Seattle’s office and hospitality markets, which outperformed the rest of the U.S. last year.

“Certain U.S. cities are benefiting greatly from the economic superpower called China – the money that is flowing into homes and businesses here through Chinese nationals is amazing,” Daniels said in a telephone interview. “Add to that the economic and job growth at all the major employers in this area, like Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Boeing, and you have a city that is firing on all cylinders.”

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This is under construction at the moment. Shoring has occurred and piling is at the advanced stage.

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Current Status: (As of today)

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New Rendering:

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That looks like a nice tower!

Seattle has a very blocky bulky skyline (which is a very good thing imo), but there’s nothing wrong with having the odd few towers which attempt to break the mould; and I think this tower is worthy of that, it’s not too shouty but it’s sharp

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This is one of the most interesting looking construction sites I’ve seen. Mainly it is due to its proximity to that building next to it which resembles a house. That’s gotta be interesting for them!

Via construction cam

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I love this development. What a gem.


The Mark from Columbia Center 40th floor by SounderBruce, on Flickr


The Mark under construction, from 4th Avenue by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Credit: jessicalikejessica

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I love this tower.


Credit: https://app.oxblue.com/open/DRE/TheMark

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This is going to look great. Reminds me of 181 Fremont going up in SF.

This is beautiful. CTBUH lists it as topped out architecturally.


Credit: geoffloftus

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Credit: JTM Construction ‏

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