Occupying the former flagship store and headquarters of Meier & Frank department store building and once heralded as the largest retailer west of Mississippi, the Hotel Nines was opened in 2005. The name “the Nines” was created in homage to the Meier & Frank Building’s roots as a beacon of “dressed to the nines” fashion. The original exterior was retained, while a seven-story light-filled atrium was created to best access beautiful views and natural light. The architects created a nostalgic, modern approach infusing elements from the worlds of art and fashion, as well as, eclectic nods to the Meier & Frank’s retail past.
All the rooms pay homage to the hotel’s historic roots, while being truly stylish, artful and unique. Each room is literally “dressed to the nines” and features delightful design elements. The hotel’s two restaurants, the innovative Departure restaurant, serving modern Asian cuisine, and the Urban Farmer, a modern farm to table steakhouse using sustainable Northwest insprired ingredients, are popular with both locals and hotel residents.
The rooms also include elegant recamiers upholstered in Tiffany blue velvet, crystal pendant lights and ivory colored satin draperies. All guest rooms feature original art produced by students from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.