The Lusty Lady moved to 1315 1st Avenue in 1985 and spent the next 25 years providing Seattle with the finest in erotic dancing, peep shows and amusing marquee slogans. As the city (and the Internet) evolved, it's time came to an end in 2010. Now, the building they left behind (and hopefully cleaned well) will begin it's next chapter. Developer REVOLVE announced plans today to turn the vacant 24,000 sq. ft., six-story brick and stone masonry building into a 43-room boutique hotel with 4,100 sq. ft. of retail space and a rooftop deck.
It's actually not the first time the Seven Seas Building, as it was originally known around 1890, will be a hotel. Before becoming the Lusty Lady, it had many incarnations, including the Sultan Hotel, Seven Seas Hotel and Hotel Vendome.
While the Lusty Lady marquee is now located in MOHAI, renovations will focus on retaining what does remain of the building's character. The interior space will be informed by the structure's original turn-of-the-century feel when boat travel ruled the Seattle waterfront. The lobby space will be "a curated mix of modern elements, colors and textures with Victorian undertones and local artist touches." A street-level restaurant off First Avenue and speakeasy bar with access to Post Alley will also be included.