Westin Seattle

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The Westin Seattle
Westin Hotels & Resorts logo.svg
Westin Seattle from Olive 8.jpg
Original 1969 tower on the left, taller 1982 tower on the right
Westin Seattle is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Westin Seattle
Location within downtown Seattle
Hotel chain Westin Hotels
General information
Location United States
Address 1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′49″N 122°20′18″W / 47.613516°N 122.338225°W / 47.613516; -122.338225Coordinates: 47°36′49″N 122°20′18″W / 47.613516°N 122.338225°W / 47.613516; -122.338225
Opening North Tower: 1982
South Tower: 1969
Management Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Height North Tower: 137 m (449 ft)
South Tower: 121 m (397 ft)
Technical details
Floor count North Tower: 47
South tower: 40
Design and construction
Architect John Graham & Associates
Other information
Number of rooms 891
Number of suites 1 Presidential Suite
8 Luxury Suites
6 Deluxe Suites
20 Executive Suites
Number of restaurants Relish Burger Bistro
Lobby Bar

The Westin Seattle is a twin-tower highrise hotel in Seattle, Washington. The south tower, with 40 floors at 121 m (397 ft), was completed in 1969 as the Washington Plaza Hotel. It was built on the site of the historic Orpheum theater. Western International Hotels operated the Washington Plaza as one property with the adjacent Benjamin Franklin Hotel, built in 1929.

The Benjamin Franklin was demolished in July 1980[7] for construction of a second, nearly identical tower.[8] While work on the tower went on, the Washington Plaza was renamed The Westin Hotel in 1981. Completed in 1982, the 137 m (449 ft), 47-story north tower is the tallest hotel in the city.

This pair of buildings is featured as the album art for the Modest Mouse album The Lonesome Crowded West.[9]


  1. ^ "Westin Seattle North Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ "Westin Seattle South Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  3. ^ Westin Seattle at Emporis
  4. ^ "Westin Seattle North Tower". SkyscraperPage. 
  5. ^ "Westin Seattle South Tower". SkyscraperPage. 
  6. ^ Westin Seattle at Structurae
  7. ^ Shannon, R. (2010). Seattle's Historic Hotels. Arcadia Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 9780738580029. Retrieved 2015-08-22. 
  8. ^ Sadler, Denham (November 18, 2012). "15 Years On: Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West". Tone Deaf. Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 

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