Skyline-changing hotel plan meets mixed reviews
Spokane’s future largest hotel, a 15-floor, 720-room project spanning an entire city block, is under construction across from the Spokane Convention Center. It’s expected to open in 2015 and includes a 900-space parking garage. When our readers saw the latest artist’s rendering, they piped up on Facebook with these comments about the project:
I was expecting to see a more modern looking building. Looks early 1990ish.
Where did the rest of our city go? Oh, I see, there behind that building. Thing is, I really appreciate that Walt Worthy invests in Spokane but, gosh he builds himself such ugly buildings.
This is a fabulous step in the progression of our city!!!
Cool, bring it on!!!
Do we really need ANOTHER hotel in downtown Spokane?
So far I feel the City has planned well with regards to architecture. Let’s face it our Downtown is gorgeous and heads above most cities. This is going to be beautiful and promote jobs and growth for our community.
Too bad. As “in-your-face” as can be. All will be forced to look at it and there goes the river.
The opera house windows will never see the light of day again.
I wish it had a bit more character to match the age of the downtown buildings.
Awesome! Now downtown won’t look so outdated.
The original rendering released to the press was very impressive as it showed earth-toned brickwork that seemed to complement the historic side of downtown Spokane (including the original Davenport Hotel). This rendering seems like a major step toward cheapening the project into a nondescript, prefab glass and cement monolith akin to the Davenport Tower (which is the opposite extreme in architectural significance to the original Grand Dame). Am I wrong? (Just saying.) Spokane deserves the best!
Priority number one should be that there is good interactive function with neighbors, Auntie’s, Hill’s Restaurant and Lounge, and is pedestrian friendly. Additionally I hope it’s themed for the Northwest.
Little Spokane is growing up
Beautiful picture, especially with the Kaiser Aluminum fountain in the foreground. Bruce McPhaden would be so proud, as that fountain was his accomplishment for Spokane’s Expo 74 from Kaiser Aluminum. All we Kaiser employees were likewise very proud!
You know what makes Spokane beautiful is the skyline. Build bigger uglier buildings and she will lose her charm.
I’m so excited to see it and I’m pushing hard for our convention to choose Spokane as a destination!
We are definitely losing that small town feel with all the tall and high rise buildings! Hopefully it will bring the jobs and revenue that is being talked about!
They changed it. Original rendering was red brick. I wonder if it’s because people were talking so much crap about the design. I liked the red brick better.
Spokane needs that so bad! So people don’t have to go to Coeur d’Alene to stay for the Bloomsday and Hoopfest events!