Hotel on Snoqulamie Ridge
Tourism is Snoqualmie’s primary industry. More than 2.2 million tourists visit Snoqualmie Falls each year. The popularity of our city highlights the need to support development of a moderately-priced hotel to accommodate the full range of traveler needs.
Currently, there is one hotel in Snoqualmie - the Salish Lodge & Spa, a world-class hotel and historic landmark perched above Snoqualmie Falls. It offers luxury accommodations with high room occupancy.
In mid-2018 or early 2019, a Hampton Inn by Hilton* will open on Snoqualmie Ridge to serve a wide range of patrons, including travelers, tourists, and family and friends visiting residents of Snoqualmie.
- 99 moderately-priced hotel rooms
- Architecture consistent with Snoqualmie Ridge design standards
- Landscaping consistent with Snoqualmie Ridge design standards
- 50 foot setback from Snoqualmie Parkway with replanting of trees to provide a soft screening (See illustrations)
- Hotel height: (See illustrations)
- Four stories (45 feet above ground)
- Daylight basement (11 feet sloping downward from hotel’s first story)
- 178 parking stalls
- Meeting space
- Restaurant on main floor
- One or more retail shops on main floor
- Indoor pool
- Pedestrian-friendly plazas and seating
- Two-story office building, height not to exceed 35 feet
*Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,900 properties comprising over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. In the nearly 100 years since [its] founding, [it has] defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 14 world-class brands. (See About Hilton)
The hotel is located at the southeast corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and SE Center St (across Snoqualmie Parkway from the public library; across SE Center St from Chase Bank). It occupies 4.16 acres in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park.
- A second hotel option for travelers offering different amenities and lower room rates than Snoqualmie's current hotel option, the Salish Lodge & Spa
- Job creation: 35-38 jobs in the hotel and restaurant, plus 50-62 jobs for adjacent retail and offices
- Increased business for local restaurants, shops, and professional services
- Increased diversified revenue include property, utility, sales, and B&O taxes, which could help alleviate the need for increased residential and commercial property taxes in the future for infrastructure, public safety, services, and city staffing
- Increased hotel/motel tax, which is allocated to local tourism-based organizations to fund tourism-related attractions
Examples of Customers for the New Hotel
- Travelers unable to be accommodated by the Salish Lodge & Spa during peak-season sell outs
- Travelers who require accommodations that are less expensive than the Salish Lodge & Spa
- Participants and spectators of the annual Boeing Classic PGA Champions Tour
- Recreation enthusiasts
- Family and friends of local residents
- Business professionals visiting corporations in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park
- Individuals attending conferences and events at nearby locations
Construction is underway. Opening of the hotel, restaurant, and office space is anticipated for mid-2018 or early 2019. Building inspection by the City of Snoqualmie Building Official will occur prior to opening.