Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses; built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Dawson, Andrea, Interior Designer (firm); Gensler (firm); Land-Ron, Incorporated, Building Contractors (firm); Simeone Deary Design Group (firm); Swinerton Builders, Building Contractors (firm); Weber + Thompson, PLLC (firm); Gina Deary (interior designer); M. Arthur Gensler Jr. (architect); Kristen Elaine Scott (architect); Lisa Simeone (interior designer); Alfred Bingham Swinerton (building contractor); Scott E. Thompson (architect); Blaine Jeffrey Weber (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

1000 1st Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104-1056

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The Madison Tower and Hotel 10000 was located at Madison Street and 1st Avenue.


As was frequent in Downtown Seattle after 2000, towers composed of luxury condominiums and posh hotels provided lucrative returns for real estate developers. Madison Tower and Hotel 1000 was no exception, possessing 24 floors, with 47 condominiums units and approximately 120 guest rooms. Initial investors included Jerrome Warshal, Jack Alhadeff and Robert Sondland. Sonland operated the Provenance Hotels of Portland, until he sold it in 12/2022. Plans for the building gathered momentum in 1997, with the former buildings on the site demolished in 2003.

Building History

The earliest designs for this 24-story high-rise were executed by Gensler Architects of San Francisco, CA; Gensler was retained to prepare initial plans in the spring of 2000. The building was located on the site of the venerable Warshal's Sporting Goods Store in downtown Seattle, WA; Gensler and Weber + Thompson designed the Madison Tower to contain a 120-room hotel and condominiums, 38 of which were referred to as "super-luxury" units by the developers. The tower was set for completion in 06/2006. The Hotel 1000 opened at 8:45 AM, 06/26/2006. The City of Seattle listed this building to have 60 residential units in 01/2008; see map "Building in Downtown Seattle," (Accessed 04/06/2008)

In 2016, Loews Hotels and Company purchased the Hotel 1000 property for $83.5 million from the Thayer Lodging group and Gordon Sondland's Provenance Hotels. (See Daily Journal of, "Hotel 1000's update will include a nod to the past: Warshal's bait and tackle shop," published 06/09/2017, accessed 07/05/2023.)

Building Notes

After 1 year in business, MTM Luxury Lodging, the firm operating Hotel 1000, indicated that it led "the market in rate and RevPAR." (See "Hotel 1000 Seattle, Washington," accessed 07/08/2008.)

Tel: (206) 957-1000 (2007).


In 06/2017, new owner Loews Hotels and Company announced it would renovate the hotel's first floor lobby, meeting spaces, and restaurant, and begin the remodeling of guest rooms floor by floor. The New York-based hotelier indicated that the work would be done by 09/2017. The Chicago-based interior design firm Simeone Deary Design Group supervised the hotel's interior redesign. The Daily Journal of said of this renovation work: "Improvements will be made to guest rooms, meeting space, the lobby and restaurant in an effort to keep the 120-room property at First Avenue and Madison Street competitive with other hotels in downtown Seattle." A new light fixture using 250-LED lights suggesting drops of water was installed in the lobby, and the registration desk was also redone in white marble and set in a steel structure. In the hotel rooms, colors were redone and new furniture and fittings such as mirrors and bathroom furnishings were installed. A few existing aspects of the rooms would remain: "Some elements will be retained, such as bathtubs that fill from the ceiling and electric shades that lower for privacy on the glass walls between the bathrooms and sleeping areas." (See Daily Journal of, "Hotel 1000's update will include a nod to the past: Warshal's bait and tackle shop," published 06/09/2017, accessed 07/05/2023.)

The restaurant was "rebranded" to reflect Seattle's heritage of outdoor recreation, most notably fishing. The site of the Hotel 1000 was before 2001, occupied by Warshal's Sporting Goods store, a beloved local emporium that sold guns, camping and fishing equipment and a range of other sporting supplies beginning in 1936. Simeone Deary Design Group designers drew inspiration from Seattle's nautical past, most specifically its ferry boats, for redesign of meeting rooms. (See Daily Journal of, "Hotel 1000's update will include a nod to the past: Warshal's bait and tackle shop," published 06/09/2017, accessed 07/05/2023.)

The Bellevue, WA, office of Swinerton Builders was the general contractor for restaurant, meeting rooms and lobby renovations, while Land-Ron, Incorporated of Orlando, FL, focused on the hotel room work.

PCAD id: 6017