Combining a hotel tower with a core and shell office tower adds lots of complexity.
The 255 S. King project consists of a 297-room 325,000 SF hotel atop a four-story podium containing parking and pedestrian-level retail space. The hotel will contain a conference center and a health club with a pool and be operated by Embassy Suites.
Connected by an atrium, the second phase of the project adds a 10 story, 186,000 SF core and shell office tower to the podium. The office tower currently has no identified tenants but will share amenities provided in the podium floors. A large top story eating and drinking establishment is included in the conceptual design.
The project is targeting LEED Silver certification. To address the challenge of a phased project with a LEED 2009 for New Construction hotel and a LEED 2009 for Core & Shell office tower on a shared podium, we are taking a master site approach with two separate LEED certifications, one for each building.
Project was designed by Freiheit & Ho and is being constructed by SODO Builders.