Possible Hotel in South Lake Union Amazon Campus

The Seattle Times reported today that a California hotel developer has filed preliminary paperwork with city planners to build a 15- or 16-story hotel in the middle of Amazon.com’s new South Lake Union headquarters campus.

Stanford Hotels’ project would be at Terry Avenue North and Thomas Street. Bio-Rad Systems’ 58-year-old laboratory building, which now occupies the site, would be demolished, according to city permit records.

Amazon occupies — and soon will own — office buildings immediately to the north, south and east of the property. Group Health and Microsoft are anchor tenants in the Westlake/Terry Building, across Terry to the west.

There’s a South Lake Union streetcar stop right across the street.

One permit application says the proposed hotel would have 190 rooms. Another says there would be 240.

A Stanford representative was not immediately available for comment. According to its website, the San Francisco company owns 13 hotels in seven states — six of them in California — that operate under the Sheraton, Hilton and Marriott flags.

The city’s advisory West Design Review Board is tentatively scheduled to consider the project Jan. 30.

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