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Hotel Andra

Address: 2000 Fourth Ave.

Neighborhood: Belltown

City: Seattle

Phone: 206-448-8600

Website: www.hotelandra.com

Expert Review

Only a few blocks away from Pike Place Market, Hotel Andra, née the Claremont Hotel, was totally renovated (in April 2004) to reflect a contemporary “Scandinavian simplicity” that, mixed with the Northwest’s water, wood, and stone elements, has designers raving and trendsetters agog. The hotel’s trendy Belltown locale is mirrored in the interiors that flaunt an avant-garde yet warm atmosphere. The living room-style lobby boasts a dramatic granite fireplace flanked by floor-to-ceiling bookcases, showcasing Scandinavian novels and decorative vases, and annexed by a built-in plasma screen featuring a revolving collection of electronic art. Above and overlooking the living room, sits an airy loft, lined with a glass-and-steel railing, and filled with modern salon-style chairs and dark walnut coffee tables stacked with books and magazines. The Andra boasts two award-winning restaurants: Lola, serving up a Greek/Northwest mélange and Assiago-One, traditional Italian. The Nordic-inspired décor continues in the 119 rooms which feature minimalist dark furniture, khaki walls, and Alpaca-wrapped headboards. Sleek blue-glass spotlights brighten the rooms and Icelandic bathrooms come with white tile floors, frosted mirrors, polished faucets, Frette towels, and Face Stockholm products.

Tags: moderate | boutique hotel

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