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Urban Villages’ 120-Room Hotel Westland Set to Open in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Neighborhood in 2023

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By Catherine Sweeney

After previously completing an office project at its RailSpur adaptive reuse project in Seattle, Denver-based development company Urban Villages is looking to continue the forward progression with the opening of a boutique hotel in 2023.

Located at 100 S. King Street, the property – referred to as Hotel Westland – would bring 120 hotel rooms to the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The project will revitalize the current 1900s-era Westland Building into a luxury hotel with both a rooftop bar and restaurant.

According to the hotel’s website, the property will be managed by Aparium, a hotel operator founded in 2011 by Chicago-based hospitality executive Mario Tricoci. While Hotel Westland will be the company’s first property in Seattle, Aparium also operates hotels in Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Denver, New Jersey and more.

The hotel is part of RailSpur, a larger historic preservation and redevelopment project in Pioneer Square. Once completed, the project will include a mix of residential, retail and office space in addition to the hotel. The RailSpur project broke ground in 2020, kicking off the more than 200,000 square foot renovation of three 130 year-old warehouse buildings.

In 2021, the company announced the completion of the first phase of the project, which consisted of the delivery of an eight story office building at 419 Occidental Avenue. Also known as the Manufacturers Building, 419 Occidental is a 92,755 square foot historic office building with 10,435 square feet of ground floor retail and an additional 4,767 square feet of rentable space at the basement level.

The second phase of the project includes the completion of the residential portion at 115 S. Jackson. While Urban Villages has yet to announce the opening of the 26 residential units, the second phase was initially expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.