ALERT: Hotel Ändra Seattle joins the Accor MGallery Collection of fine hotels.
SEATTLE, WA — 12/6/2022 — World leading hospitality group Accor today announced that Hotel Ändra Seattle will join the Group’s global portfolio as the newest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection. Located in Seattle’s bustling Central Business District, the hotel rises 10 stories high and offers 123 stylish guestrooms and suites, providing a sophisticated urban escape with a Scandinavian soul in a downtown area thriving with food, music, art and history. Just off the heels of a $12 million property-wide renovation, Hotel Ändra Seattle – MGallery will maintain the refined Nordic design and first-class offerings for which the property is known.
Since its debut in 2008, the MGallery Hotel Collection has shared a distinctive vision of hospitality. Each hotel in the collection is chosen for its unique character, intended for those fueled by passion, curiosity and interest in the world around them. Every MGallery property has its own distinctive design and story to tell with more than 100 exceptional addresses across 30 countries around the world – from Hotel Molitor Paris, where the first bikini debuted at the hotel’s famed pool; to INK Hotel Amsterdam, the former home of the Dutch newspaper; and the Kyoto Urah Hotel, which is uniquely built around a Japanese garden.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hotel Ändra Seattle into the Accor family,” said Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America. “This truly special property represents a tremendous addition to Accor’s hotel portfolio in Seattle, which also includes Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, as well as the Pacific Northwest corridor, where the hotel joins our Vancouver and Victoria properties, including Hotel Belmont Vancouver – MGallery Hotel Collection, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Fairmont Empress.”
Hotel Ändra Seattle transports guests from the bustle of downtown into the comfort of relaxed urban luxury. Nestled between the popular South Lake Union and Belltown neighborhoods, Hotel Ändra Seattle is based in the heart of the city’s Central Business District, within a 10-minute walk to Seattle’s top attractions including the iconic Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Amazon Global Headquarters, Washington State Convention Center, the Waterfront and more. Inspired by the city’s rich Scandinavian heritage, the hotel interiors highlight the Swedish baroque period with luxurious furnishings in velvet, wool, and linen. In addition, both the public spaces and 123 sophisticated guestrooms and suites reflect a comforting sense of hygge, the Danish art of being consciously cozy. The heart of the hotel is the sun-lit Living Room lobby, with a full-height fireplace that radiates warmth and vitality.
Hotel Ändra Seattle is the renowned home of Hot Stove Society, a cooking school led by Seattle-based chef and restaurateur, Tom Douglas. Open year-round on the hotel’s second floor, Hot Stove Society offers a variety of recreational cooking classes and events, from the social and light-hearted to advanced skill-building. One of two restaurants on property, Lola, also helmed by Douglas, celebrates Greek-influenced flavors mingled with the fresh bounty of the Pacific Northwest, while Assaggio Ristorante is an upscale Italian eatery featuring the robust and bold flavors of central and northern Italy, complimented by a wine list hand-selected by owner and chef, Mauro Golmarvi.
“We’re delighted to join the MGallery Hotel Collection; the brand’s celebration of authenticity in hospitality is a perfect fit for our distinctive hotel,” added Lars Pedersen, Hotel Ändra Seattle General Manager. “As a homegrown Seattle property with hygge in our DNA, we are proud to join Accor and MGallery as both continue to grow across North & Central America, and look forward to welcoming more guests from around the world to their new home in Seattle.”
The MGallery Hotel Collection is undergoing exceptional growth with more than 55 hotels in varying stages of development around the globe. Most recently, two new additions joined the MGallery Hotel Collection in North America: Hotel Belmont Vancouver – MGallery in early December 2021 and Berkeley Park Hotel – MGallery in Miami in March 2021. Accor will also open the first MGallery Hotel & Residences in Mexico with the debut of Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery, slated for 2024.
Within the Accor portfolio, which offers unique experiences in more than 5,300 hotels and residences across 110 destinations around the globe, MGallery sits alongside globally renowned brands including Raffles, Orient Express, Fairmont, Sofitel, Emblems Collection, Novotel, ibis and many more. Upon joining Accor, Hotel Ändra Seattle – MGallery also becomes a part of one of the most attractive and powerful loyalty programs in the world, ALL – Accor Live Limitless.
“Building Accor’s presence in the North American market continues to be a top priority for the Group, “said Mark Purcell, SVP, Development, Accor North & Central America. “This newest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection further strengthens the solid foundation we’ve already established across the region with Accor’s robust collection of brands, including MGallery, Fairmont and Sofitel, and demand for our luxury and premium offerings, especially our collection brands, is stronger than ever. We are thrilled to add another MGallery address in the U.S., especially in such a high-demand city like Seattle. We are excited for the continued growth in this region, and what is yet to come.”
ABOUT MGALLERY HOTEL COLLECTION
The MGallery Hotel Collection brand thoughtfully selects and curates unique properties around the world, forming a storied collection of boutique hotels with true soul where captivating stories are lived and shared. With more than 100 properties, each MGallery tells a unique story inspired by its own remarkable past or the destination it calls home. From bespoke design and sensorial mixology to well-being dedicated to everyday self-care, MGallery hotels are places where guests can enjoy an exquisite travel experience. MGallery Hotel Collection guests live a distinctive story through their delightful visits to these stylish, thoughtful and decidedly singular hotels. Well-known properties in the MGallery Hotel Collection include Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne in Australia, Muse Bangkok Langsuan in Thailand, and Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam. MGallery Hotel Collection is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,300 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. mgallery.com | all.accor.com | group.accor.com
ABOUT HOTEL ÄNDRA SEATTLE – MGALLERY
Hotel Ändra Seattle – MGallery is an authentically Seattle property that offers relaxed urban luxury with a Scandinavian soul in the heart of the city. Ändra, which means change in Swedish, has transformed a historic 1926 building on a prime corner of Downtown Seattle into a leading boutique property with the best of the city at its doorstep. Inside guests are transported to a serene sanctuary with 123 sophisticated guestrooms + suites, award-winning dining, signature culinary experiences, and a commitment to responsible hospitality. Thanks to its partnership with Tom Douglas restaurants, Hotel Ändra Seattle is home to the eponymous chef and restauranteur’s acclaimed recreational cooking school Hot Stove Society, and Greek-inspired restaurant Lola. The street-level Assaggio Ristorante delights fans of upscale central and northern Italian cuisine by owner and chef, Mauro Golmarvi. Hotel Ändra Seattle is located at 2000 4th Ave. in Belltown, Seattle. For more information, visit HotelÄndra.com or follow the hotel on Facebook and Instagram and LinkedIn.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as achieving Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, global elimination of single use plastics in its hotels’ guest experience, etc.), Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.
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Hotel Ändra pays homage to the city’s Nordic heritage with Scandinavian design and hospitality, and while the brand may not be Danish, you’ll find plenty of hygge here. Warm and cozy to the core, this elegant boutique property is highly regarded for its cooking school, the Hot Stove Society. For ultimate coziness you’ll need your furbabies with you, so the Ändra welcomes up to two pets (up to 50 pounds) at no additional charge, and they’ll be greeted with bowls, mats and blankets in the room.
Newly renovated rooms are fashionable-mod
Sunset.com, “Seattle Hotels” Guide
Modern Scandinavian style defines this 119-room luxury boutique hotel in Belltown. Ändra, which means “change” in Swedish, pays chic homage to the city’s Nordic connection while also nodding to elements of the Pacific Northwest. The classic building, which first opened as efficiency-minded apartments in 1926, is tucked between Belltown’s newer glass-tower arrivals on the less-touristy edge of Downtown. Ideally located for shopping, dining, and attractions, it’s also in the heart of a small foodie empire–several of celebrity chef Tom Douglas’ restaurants are right nearby, with Lola, a fan favorite, on the premises.
Voted #6 Best Hotel in Seattle
A lovely and modern boutique-style hotel, done up in a warm Scandinavian-chic decor. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed, with a good variety of sizes to choose from: small (but thoughtfully laid-out) studios up to spacious suites. Celebrity chef Tom Douglas owns the fantastic restaurant next door (which also provides the hotel room service), and attached cooking school. (You’ll get a 20% room discount if you book a class.) You can’t beat the location – the Andra is close to Pike Place Market, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
A stylish Scandinavian aesthetic of wood, glass, and textiles in Nordic blues and oranges greets guests at this stylish downtown spot. It’s one of the best hotels in Seattle for foodies, home to both Lola, Seattle chef Tom Douglas’s acclaimed Greek restaurant, and the Hot Stove Society, Douglas’s cooking school.
Awarded the “Certificate of Excellence”
The word ändra in Swedish means “change,” and change is what Hotel Ändra is about. The building dates from 1926, but nearly everything in this trendsetting boutique hotel—furniture, fabrics, even bathroom fixtures—comes from Sweden or Scandinavia and reflects a sophisticated and richly textured European aesthetic. The neighborhood where it’s located is also undergoing change as Amazon and other corporate giants move their headquarters into the nearby South Lake Union area. The tone is set in the lobby with its distressed plank floors, thick wool carpets, stone-mantled fireplace, and a chic-casual bar on the mezzanine. The rooms have a warm, rich look augmented by soft alpaca-covered headboards, crisp white linens with striped chenille coverlets, patterned drapery, and minimalist wood furniture. All the rooms have walk-in closets, vanity areas, and small but well-designed bathrooms with green tiled showers with glass half-walls, sloping white sinks, grey slate flooring, lighted mirrors, fluffy Turkish towels, and FACE Stockholm bath products. The hotel’s fitness center is small and basic, as is the business center. The Ändra’s central location makes it easy to walk to all of Seattle’s downtown and waterfront attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Within a two-block area, foodies can dine at three Seattle super-chef Tom Douglas’s restaurants (Lola, Serious Pie, and Etta’s), all reviewed under “Where to Eat.”
Step into Hotel Andra and be transported from bustling downtown neighborhood to a warm urban environment. Ideally located in the epicenter of the city, on the seam of the Belltown and South Lake Union neighborhoods and the thriving retail core, Hotel Andra is perfectly situated for guests to engage in the quintessential Seattle experience. Originally built in 1926, this classic brick building was thoroughly recreated as Hotel Andra in 2004, and renovated again in 2010. The distressed plank floors of the hotel lobby contrast with minimalist design elements, combining Northwest materials with a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic. The hotel is home to Tom Douglas’ Lola restaurant. One of Seattle’s finest, the restaurant specializes in fusing Greek-style cooking with fresh Northwest produce. Assaggio Ristorante, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, is also on-site and features a wine list awarded Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.”
Chosen as one of the “Best Hotels in Seattle”
US News, February 2017
Chosen as U.S. News & World Report, Best Family Hotels In The USA
US News, February 2017
Sleek, modern design…[is] on full display at the Hotel Ändra
American Way Magazine, December 2011
Readers’ Choice Award 2011 – “Best In-City Hotel”
Seattle Magazine, December 2011
One of the “25 Best Hotels in the West”
Sunset Magazine, October 2011
Touches such as the furry headboards and roaring lobby fires add soul
The Age, September 2011
One of the “Best Hotels in Seattle”
U.S. News Travel, June 2011
…sophisticated and inviting
Alaska Airlines Magazine, May 2009
One of “The World’s Best Hotels”
Travel + Leisure, January 2008
One of the “Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Washington”
Washington CEO Magazine, October 2007
This hotel’s Scandinavian-inspired design is a blond-wood refuge from a notoriously gray city
Best Life, May 2006
Scandinavian minimalism at its freshest
Town and Country, Fall 2005
A Seattle hotel that’s just cool enough
L.A. Daily News, October 2005
One of the “Best New Hotels in the World”
Conde Nast Traveler, May 2005
Conde Nast Traveler, 2005