The Westin Seattle


1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, United States   •  Weather:   

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The Westin Seattle Renovation FAQ's

The Westin Seattle - Exterior at Sunset

The Westin Seattle - Exterior at Sunset

We are revitalizing our hotel to match the exceptional service provided by our associates and the expectations of our guests. We invite you to rediscover The Westin Seattle in 2012. For a Better Experience.


Why is The Westin Seattle undergoing a renovation?
We are renovating our hotel to match the passion and dedication of our Associates and the high expectations of our guests. The $30 million dollar renovation refreshes every major area of the hotel to deliver a better guest experience. We invite you to rediscover The Westin Seattle in 2012!

I’ve enjoyed my stays at The Westin Seattle, what will change?
Each of The Westin Seattle’s 891 guestrooms has been refreshed utilizing a custom design by Starwood’s Brand Design Team. Newly renovated guestrooms boast neutral color palettes, natural woods and stones to create a relaxing and rejuvenating environment. Bathroom enhancements include upgrades to vanities and fixtures, while new furniture and finishes coupled with upgraded technology will enhance the guestroom ambiance.

Will there be any changes to the meeting and event spaces?
Underscoring its traditional role as a meeting and conference destination, The Westin Seattle has added 10,000 square feet of additional meeting space, resulting in 49,000 square feet of total meeting and event space anchored by the 18,030 square foot Grand Ballroom. The Westin Seattle also offers 27 distinct meeting spaces with flexible configurations and the latest in broadband and audiovisual technology.

How will The Westin Seattle’s renovation impact the environment?
Utilizing an environmentally friendly renovation approach is a priority for The Westin Seattle. Guestrooms benefit from recyclable carpet pads and low VOC finishes on case goods. Energy efficient lighting and low flow plumbing fixtures support Starwood’s 30/20 by 20 sustainability initiative to reduce energy use by 30% and water consumption by 20% by 2020.

Why are Westin Seattle employees on the renovation webpage?
At The Westin Seattle, we know our employees’ passion and dedication make the difference between a typical hotel stay and a Westin Seattle experience. As we celebrate our renovation, we also take great pride in introducing some of our employees and inviting them to share their stories from many years of taking care of our guests.

It seems like The Westin Seattle’s towers have been part of Seattle’s skyline for as long as I can remember. How long have the towers been here?
The Westin Seattle has long held an iconic position in Seattle’s skyline and history. Originally opened as the 14-story Ben Franklin hotel in 1929, the property became the Washington Plaza Hotel in 1969 with the opening of what is now the south tower of the hotel. The name changed to The Westin Seattle in 1980 and the north tower opened in 1982.