• One Property, Two Hotels, Plenty of Meeting Space.

     
    POSTED April 21, 2017
     
  • One Property, Two Hotels, Plenty of Meeting Space.

     
    POSTED April 21, 2017
     
  • One Property, Two Hotels, Plenty of Meeting Space.

     
    POSTED April 21, 2017
     
  • One Property, Two Hotels, Plenty of Meeting Space.

     
    POSTED April 21, 2017
     

Redmond, Washington, is welcoming a unique venue at 15220 NE Shen Street this May. Check that: The city is welcoming two unique venues at 15220 NE Shen Street this May. The six-story, $42 million, 256,000-square-foot project is scheduled to open May 30 and includes two separate hotels, both owned by CSM Corp: Aloft Seattle Redmond and Element Seattle Redmond.

Both hotels have their own lobbies. Element has 131 guest rooms, while Aloft has 150 guest rooms. Aloft’s seven meeting rooms and pre-function collaborative space are accessible to groups staying at the Element as well. The largest of the spaces is more than 1,500 square feet.

Boasting modern, upscale interiors, the property also includes the W XYZ Bar, which will feature live acoustic performances.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.