Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, open since 1924, has shown off a sneak peek its new lobby and lobby bar experience. This is the first part of a “grand restoration;” the updated lobby, bar and event spaces will be unveiled officially on April 30, 2021.
Located in the center of the lobby, Olympic Bar fully transforms the space, offering visitors and Seattle locals alike an exquisitely designed stage to gather and connect. A highlight of Olympic Bar is its “future” kinetic art installation above the bar. The bar will present a refined cocktail culture, offering carefully crafted drinks reflective of the city and a wine and beer selection chiefly drawn from the local region.
See a behind-the-scenes time-lapse of the restoration here:
Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s $25 million grand restoration commenced in January 2020, signaling the largest renovation project for the historic hotel in 40 years. The first chapter of the project unveils a fully transformed lobby that will anchor a social experience for guests and locals. The renovation extends to all key event spaces. The subsequent chapters of the project, debuting later this year, will showcase a new culinary flagship that will reflect the evolution of The Georgian restaurant and introduce an intimate spirit drinker’s enclave.
The Olympic Hotel tapped Spanish design studio Lázaro Rosa-Violán (LRV) to create the interior vision and design for the hotel. Parts of the hotel were restored to their original state while other artifacts have repurposed with a new life.
Sunny Joseph serves as the general manager of the Fairmont Olympic.