US: Formerly the United Methodist Church and one of the oldest byzantine style pieces of architecture in the USA, the Sanctuary Grand Ballroom has been unveiled at the recently opened Lotte Hotel Seattle.
The church is famous for its pipe organ and stained glass, and holds a 100-year history. Now transformed into a ballroom, the space can be modified to serve various events such as weddings.
It can seat a capacity of 320 people for a banquet, 650 people theatre style, and 930 for a reception.
Lotte Hotel Seattle, at the corner of 5th and Marion in the heart of downtown, occupies 16 floors of the 44-storey F5 Tower.
With a total of 189 rooms including 33 suites, all feature an entire wall of windows offering panoramic views of downtown Seattle.
A spa occupies the third floor of the hotel offering four treatment rooms. Also on the same floor is a fitness centre.
Two dining venues, Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge and Charlotte Restaurant & Bar, are spearheaded by executive chef Alexander La Motte. With over 15 years of experience, La Motte will design the hotel’s culinary program to reflect modern American cuisine using local ingredients.
Lotte Hotel Seattle is the chain’s twelfth international hotel and the third in the US, after Lotte Hotel Gaum and Lotte New York Palace.
Lotte Hotel now operates a total of 32 hotels and resorts worldwide. 20 of these are based in Korea.