If you live here, or plan on living here, you must love early 1900′s architecture. One of Seattle’s most unique structures has officially reopened as a hotel yesterday. The Artic Club Hotel was originally built in 1917 and is known for the walrus heads that surround the structure. Many people are also familiar with the “dome room” which I’ve heard has been a location for various types of receptions. According to the general manager, the process was a painstaking process in getting the structure up to code. It sounded like one of the biggest concerns was of course what could happen in the event of an earthquake. For whatever pain the team had to go through in getting the place open, it’s a truly impressive piece of work. From the molding, furnishings, grand lobby, and black and whites hung throughout, the hotel should do well with it’s fairly isolated downtown/business district location. Enjoy the pics!
Be sure to check out several other photos of downtown on our new Flickr album.