In today’s operational update, we’re really excited to share news of the newly-renovated Hotel FIVE in downtown Seattle, which was re-opened with an honorary ‘Pineapple Cutting’: a unique take on ribbon-cutting by Pineapple Hospitality the hotel’s owners.
Formerly the downtown Ramada, Hotel FIVE brings a new meaning to ‘urban oasis’. With industrial-themed inspirations that include artwork depicting blueprints and various industrial mechanics this boutique hotel is centrally-located at 5th and Blanchard – but don’t be fooled: it may be centrally-located and have subtle industrial themes but thanks to work completed by The Refinishing Touch it’s a shining example of refinishing and hospitality at its best.
As one of four hospitality properties owned and operated by Pineapple Hospitality in Seattle, Hotel FIVE has undergone extensive renovations in order to reveal 60 newly decorated hotel rooms into the Seattle market. To date, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations with a new lobby area and the 60 completely-renovated and refinished guest rooms with new hardwood floors, urban industrial art, and modern furnishings. And this is just the first of two renovation phases – the next will be a further set of refinishing and renovations throughout the hotel – we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
This is where The Refinishing Touch received an opportunity to shine. As you all know we are a national leader in refinishing, upholstery, armoire conversions and fabric sales, but it’s not every day we are awarded the opportunity to do what we have done here at Hotel FIVE: the hotel management wanted to preserve existing furniture and so asked us to remanufacture the desks and credenzas into a single piece of furniture. Of course we accepted the challenge: our dedicated crew of furniture experts worked tirelessly to complete the production of these beautifully crafted pieces. Designed to fit the urban theme of the new hotel, each credenza boasts a black base with a ravishing red top to perfectly match the rest of the hotel’s décor.
While you are also visiting the Seattle area, Hotel FIVE is centrally located near the city’s most famous attractions. Known as ‘The Emerald City’ and home to one of the most recognized landmarks in the United States, the Space Needle, this metropolis is surely one you won’t want to miss out on. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle stands at 605 feet to provide breathtaking views of Seattle, Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. After relishing in the panoramic views, be sure to spend some time at Pike Place Market. The market offers fresh produce, food specialties and souvenirs year round, but perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the market is the flying fish spectacle. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! The famous Pike Place fishmongers work daily tossing, spinning and catching the fresh fish that come in off the boats throughout the day. If you’re lucky, you may be able to suit up and get in on the action yourself. Don’t worry there is plenty to do if you are traveling with children as well. The Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Children’s Museum and Seattle Center Outdoor Area are all within walking distance from Hotel FIVE.
Contrary to popular belief, it does not rain all the time in Seattle. In reality, we receive more annual precipitation here in Atlanta, Georgia, than Seattle. Although winter is the wettest season, Seattle’s summers are warm, dry and sunny with cool nights. Of all the places our crews have traveled, Seattle certainly is in our top FIVE.