Located at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Pine Street in the heart of downtown Seattle, Hotel Theodore is an upscale, 153-room hotel crafted to honor the city’s long tradition of makers, builders and doers. Paying tribute to Seattle innovators, past and present, whose ideas revolutionized daily life in ways both big and small, Hotel Theodore harbors an inspiriting collection of photography, patent drawings and artifacts curated in collaboration with the city’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and celebrates likeminded Seattle visionaries through partnerships with indie record label Light in the Attic, Freeman – the city’s preeminent manufacturer of Seattle-made outerwear – and Seattle Made, a community of local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Each of Hotel Theodore’s upscale, well-appointed guestrooms reflect thoughtful attention to the needs and desires of today’s travelers and deliver only-in-Seattle experiences with playful amenities and thoughtful programming. Tufted leather headboards frame the guestrooms’ sublimely indulgent sleep experience comprised down comforters, Mascioni linens, duvet covers made of 100% Supima cotton percale and Simmons Black Label pillow top mattresses. In-room Nespresso coffee makers and a variety of tea selections by the Pacific Northwest’s foremost tea purveyor, Smith Teamaker, await weary travelers in their guestroom. Bright, subway-tiled bathrooms feature bath amenities and custom soaps produced in collaboration with LATHER and local Northwest artisans.
FOOD & DRINK
Helmed by Chef David Nichols and Seattle industry veteran general manager, Jonathan Fleming, Rider celebrates two of the region’s most defining characteristics – the forest and the ocean – with a menu that showcases the bounty of the sea joined by the transformative power of an open woodfired grill. Together, Nichols and Fleming draw on their rich experience at world renowned restaurants, deep relationships in the local community, and heartfelt connection to the region’s soul to create a culinary experience that could only happen in Seattle.
Rider’s menu features beautifully fresh seafood straight from the water courtesy of relationships with sustainable local fishermen, dry aged meats sourced from farms across the state, artisan cheeses provided by local dairies, and seasonal Pacific Northwest vegetables grown by local farmers and gathered by sustainable foragers. Bountiful seafood towers bring the Seattle fish market experience right to diners’ tables and Pacific Northwest chowders abate the Seattle chill. Artful yet approachable starters like crudo, smoked trout fritter, and beef tartare appear on the menu and guests can select fish only hours from the sea to be masterfully prepared on a large woodfired grill.
Located just off the lobby, MADE Coffee serves up handcrafted coffee brewed in Seattle with beans roasted in a 1949 Balestra wood-fired roaster. Using aromatic alder wood, a few simple gauges and decades of expertise, MADE Coffee is imparted with a bold, inspiring flavor and slight smokiness for the perfect cup of coffee in a city that expects nothing but the best. The time-honored art of espresso lives on at MADE Coffee with the use of the Athena Leva, an Italian machine beloved by coffee connoisseurs. The Athena Lava traces its origin to Victoria Arduino who marketed its first lever machines, the WAT series, in 1946 just after the end of World War II.