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New boutique hotel in Seattle pays homage to city entrepreneur with ‘snazzy’ restaurant

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A new boutique hotel in Seattle has opened, with a restaurant that pays homage to one the city’s influential entrepreneurs.

The new State Hotel, close to Pike Place Market, comprises 91 bedrooms and a ‘snazzy’ bar and restaurant which is named Ben Paris after the Seattle entrepreneur and restaurateur who once owned this building.

A multi-million dollar renovation has transformed the 1904 Eitel building into the new hotel, for which Patrick Foley is one of the founders.

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The lobby lounge sports long dark couches, low bookshelves and a wall lined with illuminated doorknobs. 

Artist Kate Blairstone’s Craftsman-style wallpaper lines the landings with looks inspired by the city’s produce, flowers and seafood, and her portraits of Seattle luminaries hang in the bedrooms.

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