Marriott plans Seattle hotel

SEATTLE -- Marriott's first full-service hotel in downtown Seattle is scheduled to open in May.

The $80 million, 358-room Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel will be situated directly across from the new, 78,000-square-foot Bell Harbor International Conference Center and the adjoining World Trade Center Seattle.

The eight-story hotel will feature 11,000 square feet of meetings space and rooms with views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.

The Marriott will have the distinction of being only the second waterfront hotel to be built along Seattle's newly redeveloped central waterfront district.

It will be within walking distance to downtown Seattle's shopping and financial areas; the Belltown quarter; and major attractions, including Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, the Space Needle and Seattle Center.

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