Currently in the final design phase, this hotel for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe features 106 guestrooms, a full restaurant, indoor swimming pool, and a second floor terrace. The building will be located on a remediated brownfield site across the street from the ferry terminal in downtown Port Angeles, Washington. From this location, guests will enjoy views of the harbor and Salish Sea to the North and the Olympic Mountains to the South.
The architectural design of the hotel is inspired by the nearby Elwha River and its surrounding habitat – a source of physical and spiritual nourishment for the Tribe for thousands of years. The river is a vital link from towering mountains through ancient forest to the abundant waters of the sea. Biophilic design is incorporated throughout the hotel, from vertical screening elements reminiscent of trees to brick that emulates the rugged canyon walls of the upper Elwha. The rich textures and colors of the interior finishes evoke the biodiversity of native plant life that thrives in this lush watershed.