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SH Hotels & Resorts to Transform Seattle’s Pan Pacific Hotel Into 1 Hotel Seattle


MIAMI—SH Hotels & Resorts, the sustainable hotel brand management company founded by hospitality visionary Barry Sternlicht, announced plans to take over Seattle’s Pan Pacific Hotel, which will be transformed into 1 Hotel Seattle in 2025. Set in the trendsetting South Lake Union neighborhood, the hotel is known for its ideal location—near downtown, the Climate Pledge Arena, and Amazon’s headquarters. Throughout the transformation process, the property will continue to welcome guests, offering uninterrupted hospitality amid the evolution into a highly anticipated, nature-inspired sanctuary. When it becomes 1 Hotel Seattle, the reinvented property will fuse sustainable luxury with the restorative power of nature—a trademark of 1 Hotels, the mission-driven hotel brand.

“Embarking on the transformation of the Pan Pacific into 1 Hotel Seattle represents a long-held aspiration for SH Hotels & Resorts to establish a presence in Seattle, a city renowned for its progressive sustainability initiatives,” says Barry Sternlicht, founder of 1 Hotels and Chairman of SH Hotels & Resorts. “This endeavor epitomizes our commitment to sustainability and underscores our belief in the profound impact of nature.”

“We are excited to redefine lifestyle luxury in the Pacific Northwest,” says Raul Leal, CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts, the parent company of 1 Hotels. “The new hotel will feature meticulously curated interiors that celebrate the city’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and showcase our biophilic design approach with a vibrant food and beverage offering. Every aspect of the hotel will be a testament to our dedication to creating unforgettable experiences for both travelers and locals, showcasing our commitment to sustainability and personalized experiences.”

“We are thrilled to partner with SH Hotels & Resorts to redevelop the property into a new luxury hotel that will serve as a unique gathering place for both visitors and the local community.” says Ben Rowe, Managing Partner of KHP Capital Partners.  “The 1 Hotel brand’s commitment to sustainability is especially important to us and a natural fit for the area.”

Living Wall of Lush Greenery

Drawing inspiration from the stunning natural surroundings, the 153-room 1 Hotel Seattle will offer an immersive experience that celebrates the region’s unique heritage. Upon entering the grand lobby, guests will be enveloped in a sense of serenity and tranquility, from a magnificent living wall of lush greenery to a sculptural stairway fashioned from reclaimed timber and stacked stone.

The culinary experience at 1 Hotel Seattle is set to be another highlight, with a signature destination restaurant offering a menu inspired by the diverse, fresh flavors of the Pacific Northwest. 1 Hotel Seattle will also feature a range of wellness-focused amenities designed to rejuvenate the body and nourish the soul, including a light-filled fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

The rooms and suites will undergo a comprehensive transformation, offering guests a renewed sense of luxury and comfort. Each space will be thoughtfully designed to reflect the hotel’s commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship, featuring reclaimed wood finishes, stone-clad millwork, custom live-edge furniture, and moss art pieces. Along the corridors, guests will encounter a sense of rustic elegance with carefully curated plantings showcasing the beauty of the region’s forests.

Above all, 1 Hotel Seattle will be a destination where guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Pacific Northwest while enjoying the highest standards of comfort, luxury, and sustainability.