Cushing Terrell Renovates Hotel Theodore and Rider Restaurant

Cushing Terrell Renovates Hotel Theodore & Rider Restaurant

Cushing Terrell recently renovated the Roosevelt Hotel, now rebranded as Hotel Theodore, a historic and iconic building in the heart of Seattle's downtown. The new design is inspired by Seattle's long tradition of 'makers, builders, and doers,' incorporating materials that reflect a refined, handmade aesthetic to complement the historic and distinctive Art Deco styling of the existing hotel.

Cushing Terrell teamed with interior design consultants Susan Marinello Interiors and David Hill Design to renovate the hotel lobby, first-floor coffee shop, meeting rooms, 2-story interior atrium, and the exterior fa├žade.

The project also included the addition of an upscale restaurant and bar called Rider, which nods to local industry with an open fish counter and features an open-air grill for an elevated, multi-sensory dining experience. Faux skylights mimic natural light levels, foregrounding the building's natural environment to its visitors, while an exterior walk-up to the coffee shop invites urban pedestrians inside.

Photography: William P. Wright