As the epicenter of Seattle’s tech boom, South Lake Union seems like a logical place to open specialized, boutique hotels and accommodations for business travelers. Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) did both earlier this month, with a co-branded hotel featuring both 112 Staybridge Suites keys and 123 rooms for a newer hotel concept: “wellness”-themed hotel Even.
In addition to having a larger gym than the typical hotel, Even also includes fitness equipment in each room, including a mounted fitness wall with resistance bands, an exercise ball, a yoga mat, a yoga block, and on-demand fitness videos. Instead of scratchy hotel carpet, some parts of the rooms are coated in wood-look vinyl to create a “fitness zone”—an easier place to lay out a yoga mat. Seven one-bedroom suites feature Peloton bikes, as well.
Even’s beds are designed with eucalyptus for a “cooling effect,” and the headboards have LED lights with guest-selected color options.
Head down to the gym for TRX bands, free weights, spin bikes, and rowers. In the lobby and in guest hallways, a “hydration station” offers different fruit-infused waters.
Cork & Kale is, predictably, the restaurant that goes with Even, and has a grab-and-go section for faster meals.
Staybridge Suites offers the more standard business accommodation experience: studio and one-bedroom suites both feature full kitchens, plus a work area. This hotel has its own small fitness area and a convenience store, plus food service.
The two hotels share a patio space with an “outdoor garden” for relaxation, plus grills and fire pits.
The project was first announced back in 2014.