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Hotel Max: Seattle’s Downtown Destination for Art

Located just six blocks from Pike Place Market, Hotel Max is downtown Seattle’s home away from home for art lovers and the creatively inclined. Within easy walking distance of the Emerald City’s best shopping, world-class dining, art museums and exceptional nightlife, the edgy but chic boutique hotel offers travelers a base for urban adventures that mix art with style.

Functioning as a nontraditional art gallery, Hotel Max displays commissioned works by innovative artists throughout the hotel. Tony Evanko designed a feature piece for the lobby utilizing his concepts of communication and ambiguity and featuring graphs, maps, codes and alphabets. Among other well-established artists who are featured in the lobby and in the guest rooms are Jackie Barnett, Andrée Carter, Jay Backstrand, Junko Yamamoto and Pam Baker.

Each of the ten guestroom floors at Hotel Max features the work of a different Seattle photographer.  Images from artists like John Armstrong and Roniq Bartanen adorn the exterior of all 163 guestroom doors in the form of oversize photographic overlays.  One of the most iconic collections in the hotel can be found on the 5th floor which features the works of Charles Peterson, the photographer who documented Seattle’s grunge era music scene. Here, guests will find larger than life images of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and others forever rocking out in the corridors of Hotel Max.

Construction is underway at Hotel Max on Miller’s Guild, the new restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson of Seattle’s Crush restaurant and Portland restaurateur Kurt Huffman. Guests can expect wood-fired cooking and extensive, classic cocktails accented in a casual, yet markedly sophisticated setting. The historic 1925 space that honors Seattle’s lumber industry is being artfully restored and updated with furnishings from local craftsman and a custom-made 9 ft. long Inferno grill. Miller’s Guild is slated to open in December 2013.

About Hotel Max
Located at 620 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle, just six blocks northeast of Pike’s Place Market, the 163-room Hotel Max is at once a boutique hotel and a nontraditional art gallery where modern design interplays gracefully with original works of art and photography to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Hotel Max offers indulgent but essential amenities like Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus and a “You Got It” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. Hotel Max can be reached by calling 206-728-6299 or found online at,,

About Provenance Hotels

Provenance Hotels is an award-winning collection of urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story and unique, welcoming amenities. It includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at

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Kate Buska
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