By Jack Stubbs
In the coming weeks, construction will begin on the “Amazon Headquarters Campus Hotel,” a 15-story project that is being developed by San Francisco-based Stanford Hotels. The beginning of construction—slated to commence on February 15th—marks the latest chapter in the development plans for the 283-room hotel.
Public records submitted to the city show that an initial design proposal was reviewed at an Early Design Guidance meeting in January 2013, and a Master Use Permit was submitted in May 2013.
The project team for the development, located at 300 Terry Ave. North in South Lake Union, also includes general contractor Mortensen Construction and Jensen Fey Architects.
Stanford Hotels could not be reached for comment.
A representative from Mortensen Construction confirmed that construction on the project would begin on February 15th, with construction to be complete in 22 months.
According to the project plans submitted to the city in 2013, the hotel will include 283 rooms (19 on the third floor and 264 on the 4th through 15th floors). Additionally, the hotel will feature a 7,500 square foot conference center on the second floor, which, due to the slope of the adjacent street, will be accessible from the street. On the ground floor, the hotel will also feature a 2,600 square foot hotel lobby/lounge, a 3,200 square foot restaurant, and a 1,000 square foot concierge lounge. Parking is not provided as part of the project.
Stanford Hotels’ web site lists the project, which will be a Marriott, as the “Amazon HQ Campus Hotel,” and the title is fitting: the hotel is located adjacent to Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters and just six blocks to the south of Lake Union.