citizenM Seattle: A Modular Hotel

My role as “owner” on the first West Coast development of citizenM Hotels made me central to the successful completion of this highly complex volumetric modular hotel. Working as part of a two person team on the project I was exposed to literally all aspects of the ownership role, from managing a large team of design consultants, to contract negotiations, to project start-up and handover. The most interesting part of the project was its construction. As the podium was built on-site, I made regular trips from Seattle to Poland in order to oversee the fabrication of the guestrooms in the factory. These were then shipped to site on a break-bulk vessel and stacked on the site built podium. The hotel was opened in May of 2020. The project was recognized by Washington State NAIOP as the Hospitality Development of the Year for 2020. Certified LEED Gold.

Role
Design and Project Manager
For
citizenM Hotels
Date
2017-2020
Type
Hospitality
URL
www.hospitalitydesign.com/news/hotels-resorts-wellness/citizenm-seattle-south-lake-union/

The minimalist facade is punctuated by a large art piece

Fully completed guestroom module
in the Polish Factory

Stacking the first floor of modules in Seattle

Sleek "Euro Style" design brought to the US.

Skylight capping the tower crane penetration, win-win.

The citizenM bakery, help yourself

The entire room is controlled via that iPad

Custom designs and Vitra furnishings

Rentable meeting rooms

A team effort

Even the local news thought our construction type was interesting

Loading the modules in Poland