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Hotel Ändra has undergone some major changes! We’ve spent the last two years curating a brand new look and feel. Our new upgraded technology and decor have created a stylishly comfortable, uniquely Seattle, Scandinavian hotel. Experience the tradition of ‘hygge’ and enjoy all that Hotel Ändra has to offer!
Being true to our Scandinavian heritage, the hotel has reconceptualized its design inspired by the Swedish baroque period, including luxurious furnishing of velvets, wools, linens, and Swedish cottage influences of warm wood, cane, stone, and glass tiling.
“Rather than look to the mid-century hey-day of Scandinavian design, we wanted to go deeper,” Sharilyn Olson Rigdon of Design Studio Limited says. “Although the Swedes favored neutral tones, muted colors such as yellow, white, and lighter pastel colors were more prevalent in historical architecture. We’ve incorporated a neutral palette with some exceptions to include more soft colors.”
Hygge, pronounced “hoo-gah,” is about having an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. This is the main emphasis at your stay in Hotel Ändra. Whether with a loved one or alone, your comfort is the primary goal.
“The revival of Hotel Ändra captures the spirit of Scandinavia,” says Founder/Owner Craig Schafer, “and we’re looking forward to our guests experiencing genuine Northwest hospitality in the heart of downtown Seattle once again.”
In addition to redesigned rooms, guests will enjoy upgraded amenities, including faster Wi-Fi, in-room Nespresso and tea service, a wet/dry built-in mini-bar, plus a flat-screen LED and HD TV with STAYCAST™, which allows guests to stream their content on the room’s television using their own device as the control. View our full list of amenities here.
The design changes can be seen throughout the hotel, whether you stay in a studio or suite. You may notice some changes to the lobby, like the light oak panels on the linen-like wall, or the full-height fireplace influenced by the “walk-in” fireplaces seen in the stately architecture of old Sweden. Step out into our vibrant city and walk down 4th avenue to the Seattle Center, where you can gaze upon the infamous Space Needle, stroll through the Sculpture Park, or catch a Kraken game at the brand-new Climate Pledge Arena. Perhaps a visit to Pike Place Market, where you can shop at the over 200+ independently owned stores and restaurants is more your style, watch out for the flying fish! Hotel Ändra’s central location puts you in the epicenter of art galleries, shops, attractions, and locally owned bakeries and restaurants, all within mere footsteps away.
Guests can feel confident planning a post-pandemic trip, knowing that Hotel Ändra abides by all local health recommendations, and is proud to be part of the American Hotel and Lodging Associations’ Safe Stay initiative which requires enhanced hotel cleaning practices and workplace protocols.
After some time away, Hotel Ändra looks forward to welcoming guests back to our Scandinavian gem and treating you to a wonderful Seattle visit!