Local hotel chain Silver Cloud is adding an 11th location in Belltown, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports.
The new hotel is going up at the current location of a Jiffy Lube, a one-story building that’s mostly garage space on the back half of the lot. That parcel is wedged between a brick apartment building and a CVS Pharmacy—formerly Ralph’s—both of which build right up to the sidewalk. The Jiffy Lube is positioned farther back on the block, behind a parking lot.
Wedging in a hotel is going to be “tough,” Silver Cloud CEO Jim Korbein told PSBJ—the building “is going to be tall and skinny, that’s for sure,” he said.
The apparently willowy hotel will be designed by local firm Third Place Design Cooperative, according to PSBJ.
Property records show that Silver Cloud purchased the property from the Musicians Club of Seattle in June 2016 for $4.85 million.
Silver Cloud currently operates 10 hotels in the Pacific Northwest, including four in the Seattle city limits: one on Broadway by Seattle University, one by the stadiums, one in the University District, and another nearby in South Lake Union.
There are currently 13,265 hotel rooms available in downtown seattle and 36,739 available in King County, according to Visit Seattle. Multiple downtown projects are trying to add to that number, including the 1,264-room Hyatt Regency, which will be the biggest hotel in Seattle when it’s done.
In a 2016 report, the Downtown Seattle Association estimated that the area would have another 3,000 hotel rooms by the end of 2018.