Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 36.511 W 122° 20.069
10T E 550018 N 5273004
Quick Description: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel opened in 1924 on the property where the University of Washington was first located.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2007 5:07:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM1HPV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 78

Long Description:
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel opened in 1924 on the property where the University of Washington was first located. The following is from the history page of the hotel's website:

The tattered pages of a copy of The Seattle Daily Times from 1924 tell the beginnings of a story, still true over eighty years later:

In words of highest praise, praise for the indomitable spirit of the men who conceived and carried it through to completion, praise for the civic pride that made it possible, praise for the hands and minds that accomplished the artistry with which it is wrought,The Olympic was dedicated to the Queen City in a series of programs following the opening banquet last night.

It was a celebration of the highest caliber when The Olympic opened in the midst of the Roaring Twenties. The opening night dinner and dance held December 6, 1924 are considered a milestone in the history of the Pacific Northwest. More than 2,000 Seattleites and guests attended the gala, with hundreds more lining the streets to glimpse the new hotel. Its opening introduced new standards for lavish social affairs, previously only found in large East Coast cities.

The hotel is the only AAA five star hotel in Seattle and rooms range in price from $350 to $900 dollar a night. Be sure to open the photo gallery to see photographs of the beautiful lobby.

Name of the Hotel: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Address:
411 University Street Seattle, Washington 98101


Number of Rooms: 450

Height in floors: 12 (including lobby and mezzanine)

Hotel Rating: 5 stars

Hotel since: 12/06/1924

Date Building was built: 12/06/1924

First use of building:
Hotel


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: Not Listed

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