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Hyatt Regency Podium Aims To Vitalize The Sidewalks Around It

Hyatt Regency Seattle's podium

R.C. Hedreen Co. recently topped off the building podium for the new 1.4M SF Hyatt Regency Seattle. The property consists of a 37-story tower with 1,260 rooms and the podium, which will be eight stories tall and bisected at street level by a mid-block connector. 

The podium will include 105K SF of meeting and ballroom space, along with a restaurant and the hotel's lobby. 

One of the goals of the building is to activate the city at street level through a series of transparent spaces, including the lobby, porte cochère, restaurants, bars and shops, according to LMN Architects, which handled architecture, interiors and urban design for the structure. 

Ground-level spaces are designed to spill out onto the landscaped sidewalks for a visual merger of inside and outside, LMN said. The hotel will be completed next year — as the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest — and be LEED Gold.