The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts, Offering New Way to Explore Seattle
New hotel brings chic guest rooms, alluring rooftop and Argentine-inspired dining to downtown Seattle
August 24, 2018 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE - Enjoy breathtaking views of the Puget Sound while sipping craft cocktails in the open air, feast on cooked-to-perfection fresh local fish grilled upon a white-hot fire open grill, relax in a chic, welcoming guest room, then step outside to experience Seattle’s best sights and sounds. It is all possible today with the opening of The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, welcoming travelers and locals alike to downtown Seattle with its vibrant décor and amenities, Argentine-inspired Patag?n restaurant and Fog Room rooftop bar and lounge. The Charter Hotel Seattle is a Rockbridge and Widewaters Group property, and is operated by Widewaters Hotels. The hotel was handpicked to join the global collection of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in the Curio Collection portfolio – all celebrated for their individuality and unique character.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Charter Hotel Seattle to our collection, as it truly embodies the independent spirit and distinct character of Seattle,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Whether it’s taking in the view from the Fog Room rooftop bar and lounge or tasting the menu at Argentine-inspired Patag?n restaurant, we want guests to experience something customized to their way of travel when staying at our hotels, and The Charter Hotel Seattle offers guests that and more.”
To help guests orient their adventures as they seek local experiences and tailored activities that fuel their curiosity, the hotel features downtown maps with curated itineraries assembled by a collection of Seattle’s most in-the-know tastemakers, including publisher and man-about-town JJ McKay; real estate and restaurant maven Linda Derschang; indie fashion and design-world favorite Moorea Seal; creative director and wine proprietress Suzi Un; and radio host and previous contestant on The Bachelor Molly Mesnick. Whether sipping cabernet while watching a cabaret, imbibing speakeasy gin or venturing underneath the city itself, the suggested spots unveil the curious, the counterculture and the true local community The Charter Hotel Seattle helps guests explore.
“The Charter Hotel Seattle is the new epicenter for Seattle adventures and discovery, with the waterfront, major attractions and local favorites only a few blocks away,” said Sebastien Pfeiffer, general manager, The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We selected our name – The Charter Hotel Seattle – as a nod to the Northwest’s exploratory spirit and city’s progressive growth forward, which are both captured throughout our hotel.”
The hotel itself rises 16 floors, boasting a glass-adorned modern exterior and chic, well-appointed interiors with natural Northwest touches, and views of Elliott Bay throughout. The 229 guest rooms – including 13 spacious one-bedroom suites – offer modern décor and bedding, and all the perks meant to pamper, including plush bathrobes, 50-inch HD TVs and stunning marble bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy the gym and wellness center, complete with sauna, steam room and cold rain shower, and groups have access to more than 6,000 sq. ft. of private meetings and events space.
On the roof, Fog Room serves as a sultry indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and lounge, perfect to begin or end the night. Perched atop the city, the 120-seat bar and lounge affords unrivaled water and mountain views, overlooking the Seattle Great Wheel, waterway traffic and downtown buzz. Guests can enjoy locally inspired small bites and craft cocktails in the intimate, yet spacious, setting, while taking in live music and other entertainment.
On the ground floor, Patag?n restaurant is poised to artfully fuse Argentine culinary flair with Pacific Northwest flavors – all to a backdrop of earthy woods, twisted metals and rugged, yet refined, ambiance. Anchoring the space is a custom-built open grill, where skilled grilling artisans, known as asadores, use smoke from the embers to cook and flavor meals to perfection. A well-planned wine and libations list, featuring both South American and local selections, rounds out the dining experience and invites guests to linger.
The Charter Hotel Seattle is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
The hotel marks the second Curio Collection hotel in the Northwest U.S., following on the heels of The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, which opened in April. For more information on or to make a reservation at The Charter Hotel Seattle, visit the website or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. More information on recent and upcoming Curio Collection by Hilton openings is available at newsroom.hilton.com/curio.
About The Charter Hotel Seattle
The Charter Hotel Seattle draws from the city’s unique landscape, culture and heritage to provide an upscale destination for visitors and locals alike. Offering Argentine-inspired cuisine, Patag?n serves up fire-inspired cuisine with locally harvested ingredients in a modern-meets-rustic backdrop. Locally-inspired small bites, craft cocktails and a bustling atmosphere unite atop the hotel at Fog Room, an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar. As part of Curio Collection by Hilton, The Charter Hotel Seattle helps visitors enjoy authentic discoveries and tackle new adventures in style, and provides the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Visit The Charter Hotel Seattle website for more information or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Rockbridge has been investing in and building brands for nearly 20 years. The business has made 223 hotel investments in 38 states worth more than $5.8 billion in capitalization. Rockbridge has been a prolific investor in the hospitality space and recently, delivered several new independent hotels similar to The Charter Hotel. These properties include Cliff House (Cape Neddick, ME), The Laylow (Waikiki, HI), The Adolphus (Dallas, TX), Noelle (Nashville, TN), The Eliza Jane (New Orleans, LA) and soon to open, The Alida (Savannah, GA) to name a few. Rockbridge’s core strength comes from its collaborative team, innovative thinking, relentless curiosity, and focus on its culture. These attributes are among a strong set that have positioned Rockbridge as a leading investor and partner in the hospitality business. In 2018, Rockbridge was honored as the top, philanthropic company in Central Ohio based on employee size. Learn more about Rockbridge at www.rockbridgecapital.com.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; and connect with Curio Collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
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