In the picturesque suburbs of Seattle, where the beauty of the Pacific Northwest meets the bustling tech industry, Kirkland, Wash.-baed Woodinville Hotel Partners is kicking off a new project. The development firm has received $52 million in financing for the development of the Somm Hotel and Spa, an Autograph Collection luxury property set to become the centerpiece of a 20-acre master-planned development in Woodinville, Wash.
The Somm Hotel and Spa is a 164-room luxury hotel located at 14485 Redmond-Woodinville Road NE and will offer a blend of upscale accommodation and amenities. The project is part of Harvest, a town square-style development that will house nearly 100,000 square feet of restaurants, bars, wine-tasting rooms, and various services. It also includes hundreds of apartments and townhouses, making it a comprehensive destination in its own right.
The hotel itself is designed to be a haven of comfort and indulgence. It features a restaurant, a rooftop bar, meeting spaces, and a 5,661-square-foot spa. Additionally, there will be 9,000 square feet of retail space that will complement the hotel’s offerings. This retail section is expected to include wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, and other facilities and is set to be completed by late next year.
Woodinville has gained popularity steadily due to its wineries, high-end restaurants, and artisan shops. Nestled in the Sammamish River Valley, the city is also close to major tech companies like Microsoft, SpaceX, Google, T-Mobile, Amazon, and Meta. This strategic location positions the Somm Hotel and Spa to cater to leisure and business travelers seeking to experience the Pacific Northwest.
The Somm Hotel and Spa project is not just about luxury; it’s about creating an immersive experience that blends with Woodinville’s natural beauty and vibrant culture. Kent Halvorson, president of Woodinville Hotel Partners, expressed his excitement in a statement, “We are thrilled to continue this journey of creating a haven where guests can indulge in an exceptional luxury hospitality experience and immerse themselves in the natural beauty and thriving culture of Woodinville.”
Construction on the hotel officially began in September 2023, and it is anticipated to open its doors to guests in the summer of 2025. This project is a collaborative effort between Woodinville Hotel Partners and its equity partner, Alco Investment Co., based in Kent, Washington.
In addition to the hotel, the Harvest project by Wood Mountain LLC will encompass 100,000 square feet of retail space and over 400 residential units. The development has already secured early commitments from renowned restaurateur Ethan Stowell, who will introduce How to Cook a Wolf and Bombo Pizza, as well as tasting rooms from esteemed wineries like Lachini Vineyards, Avennia, Matthews Winery, Lobo Hills, and Cascade Cliffs. All of these food and beverage spaces are expected to open in 2024.
Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality will manage and operate the hotel, which will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. When completed, it will include a full-service restaurant and bar named Bin 47, a spa with rooftop treatment tents and hot tubs, a rooftop bar, a ballroom, and multiple meeting rooms. The project’s architectural design is by Redmond-based Jensen Design Architects, with interior curation by Sixteen-Fifty Creative and construction managed by Woodinville-based Sierra Construction Co.