808 Howell Street

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808 Howell Street
811 Stewart.jpg
Site of the proposed hotel in 2012
Alternative names 8th & Howell, 811 Stewart Hotel
General information
Status Under construction
Type Hotel
Address 808 Howell Street
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′54″N 122°20′05″W / 47.6150°N 122.3347°W / 47.6150; -122.3347Coordinates: 47°36′54″N 122°20′05″W / 47.6150°N 122.3347°W / 47.6150; -122.3347
Construction started 2015
Estimated completion 2018
Technical details
Size 1.2 million square feet (110,000 m2)
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architecture firm LMN Architects
Developer R.C. Hedreen Co.
Other information
Number of rooms 1,264

808 Howell Street, formerly known as the 811 Stewart Hotel, is a skyscraper in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that is currently under construction. The 45-story tower will have 1,264 hotel rooms, becoming the largest hotel in the city when it opens in 2018.


The original proposal that was revealed in 2008 was cancelled due to the Great Recession.[4][5] That plan called for a 51-story, 500-foot (150 m) hotel that was to be constructed from 2011 to 2013. The hotel would have included 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of convention space, meeting rooms, two ballrooms, a restaurant, parking for 1,100 cars, and 1,200 rooms. The site, a three-quarter-block, L-shaped parcel that R. C. Hedreen Co. bought in 1995 for $4.5 million, included a Greyhound Lines bus station that would have been demolished for the hotel.[6]

After cancelling the earlier hotel project, R.C. Hedreen purchased the remaining land on the block in 2012. The developer has discussed putting a hotel and possibly an office building on the site.[7][8] The developer then had a plan to build two 500-foot (150 m) towers with a hotel, apartments, and office space.[9][10][5] The plan was altered in March 2013, most notably to remove the offices and second tower, to simplify the approval process.[11] The 43 story building features a 1,550 room hotel (which would be the largest in Seattle), 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of meeting space, 150 apartments, and 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) of retail space.[12]

This project was further modified because an arrangement could not be reached with the City of Seattle to vacate the alley. As of July 2015 the project is to be 45 stories and to include 1264 hotel rooms.

Greyhound relocated the bus terminal in 2014 to a location near the Stadium light rail station in the SoDo neighborhood.[13]

Hedreen finally received permission to proceed with the project in July 2015. Demolition of the former Greyhound Bus Depot is expected in August or September 2015. The hotel is expected to open in early 2018.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 811 Stewart Hotel at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ a b Bhatt, Sanjay (July 16, 2015). "Construction of Pacific Northwest’s largest hotel can begin: city ruling". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Eighth and Howell Convention Hotel". LMN Architects. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Permit & Complaint Status: Project # 3008442". Seattle Department of Planning and Development. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Pryne, Eric (February 15, 2013). "Developer ready to build on downtown’s Greyhound block". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Richman, Dan (January 30, 2008). "Big hotel planned on site of Greyhound bus station". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Pryne, Eric (May 9, 2012). "Hedreen deals could put high-rises on Greyhound block". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Stiles, Marc (September 28, 2012). "Apartment buildings on Greyhound station block sold, making way for mega hotel project". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Project # 3013951". Seattle Department of Planning and Development. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Pryne, Eric (September 3, 2012). "Wave of new hotels planned in Seattle". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Stiles, Marc (March 28, 2013). "Developer drops office tower from Seattle Greyhound terminal site plans". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Stiles, Marc (April 10, 2013). "First look: 43-story hotel planned for Seattle Greyhound site". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ Stiles, Marc (March 1, 2013). "Toyota, Honda and Greyhound moving to Sodo". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2015.