From Pop Art to Sub Pop, Hotel Max's New Lobby Rocks Seattle

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Reimagined public spaces feature museum-quality art and Seattle’s only downtown retail display stocked by Sub Pop Records, the city’s iconic independent record label.

Hotel Max Redesigned Lobby

Redesigned with socialization in mind, Hotel Max’s new lobby provides even more spaces for guests to kick back and relax.

Hotel Max, Seattle’s favorite hotel for art lovers and musicians, is proclaiming its hometown pride with an eye-catching exterior mural and debuting a redesigned lobby that pairs exciting new works of art with a retail display that is the latest manifestation of an ongoing and expanding collaboration with Sub Pop Records.

Redesigned with socialization in mind, Hotel Max’s new lobby provides even more spaces for guests to kick back and relax. New bar seating now nestled against Hotel Max’s lobby windows is equipped with power stations where guests can charge their devices and utilize the hotels’ free Wi-Fi to catch up on work or plan their Seattle exploration. Sofas in warm grey tweed and rich camel leather provide the perfect place for a quick meeting, catching up with friends or making new ones while armchairs in light grey wool and dark grey leather offer a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. It’s the ideal setting for real live social engagement over complimentary Caffé Vita coffee in the morning and free Seattle craft brews during the hotel’s daily craft beer hour.

Hotel Max has always been known for its impressive collection of original art that includes a range of works – photographs, paintings, collages and sculptures – reflecting a myriad of voices and attitudes. The redesigned lobby is upping the ante with the addition of an original Andy Warhol - Campbell’s Soup Can I – Vegetable (F&S48) to complement Ed Ruscha’s Gallo. Also new is Ivan Navarro’s stunning Revolution #2 – a sculpture that uses light and the suggestion of sound in the form of stacked drum heads to evoke the revolutionary spirit of his native Chile – and Skylar Fine’s playful Enjoy – a larger-than-life recreation of an iconic piece of American ephemera: the matchbook. Speaking of icons, Hotel Max’s new lobby is also home to a signed prototype of the bass guitar Seattle’s own Krist Novoselic of Nirvana designed for Gibson. Also on display: The Artist Exploits by Josh Arseneau; Sleeping Muse by Andrew Keating; Come Away From Her by Kiki Smith; and Distanz – Samuel Beckett by Stephan Kaluza.

Visual art is not the only form of art celebrated at Hotel Max. The hotel is also a favorite among music lovers. When Seattle’s Sub Pop Records celebrated their 25th anniversary, Hotel Max partnered with them to create an entire floor of rooms equipped with record players and a selection of vinyl curated by the label. The rooms on Hotel Max’s Sub Pop floor quickly became the property’s most requested and, as part of the lobby refresh, the two companies have collaborated again to create a retail display where guests and locals alike can pop in to purchase records, CD’s and all sorts of Sub Pop merch – from backpacks and bottle openers to koozies, keychains, patches, stickers and more. Inspired by Sub Pop’s wildly successful retail location inside Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this mini-outpost at Hotel Max offers those driving into Seattle a chance to bring some Sub Pop style home with them.

In addition to the lobby refresh, Hotel Max is also proclaiming its hometown pride with the installation of a new mural on the building’s southwest exterior. Inspired by the city’s spirit of innovation, penchant for creative boundary pushing and pursuit of excellence, the mural proclaims in letters six feet tall: SEATTLE DOESN’T SETTLE. Like the city itself, neither does Hotel Max. It just keeps getting better.

About Hotel Max
Located at 620 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle, just six blocks northeast of Pike Place Market, the 163-room Hotel Max Hotel is the city’s favorite hotel for art lovers, musicians and the creatively-inclined. With a world-class art collection in the lobby and the work of iconic local photographers on each floor, Hotel Max marries art and urban adventure. In honor of Seattle’s musical heritage, select guestrooms boast turntables and label-curated vinyl from Sub Pop Records – and the lobby is home to a retail display featuring records, CD and label merch. Hotel Max is home to one of the city’s best restaurants - Miller's Guild – helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Guests are invited to wake up with free coffee from Seattle's Caffé Vita in the lobby and stick around for the free daily craft beer hour featuring local brews. Hotel Max can be found online at Reservations are available online or by phone at 866-986-8087.

About Provenance Hotels
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels develops award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. From sleep to peace of mind, Provenance Hotels’ signature pillow menu and spiritual menu have guests covered. All Provenance Hotels welcome man's best friend with pet-friendly accommodations and amenities ranging from pet bowls, beds and toys to a pet spiritual menu. The portfolio includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel in Portland, Ore., Hotel 1000, Hotel Max and the Roosevelt Hotels in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. and the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans, La. Provenance Hotels can be found online at http://www.provenancehotels.

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