Sleep Surrounded by a Museum-Curated Gallery in Downtown Seattle
Can a hotel’s art tell a story? We firmly believe it can, and Hotel Theodore showcases an intriguing collection of Seattle art and artifacts that celebrates the city’s innovative heritage. Curated through Hotel Theodore’s unique partnership with Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, the historical collection of Seattle art pieces and artifacts explores the city’s historic achievements and pioneering citizenry from artists and aerospace engineers, to inventors and tech innovators.
Museum of History and Industry
Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry has carefully preserved Seattle’s unique history since 1952. In the process, it’s become the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington, with its collection of more than four million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region. Our partnership with the museum means that every corner of the hotel offers insight into the men and women who have shaped our surroundings.
The guestrooms of Hotel Theodore feature photography and patent drawings curated in collaboration with the Museum of History & Industry from their collection to highlight Seattle innovators whose ideas revolutionized daily life as we know it. On the 15th floor of the hotel, custom built museum cases house artifacts from Seattle’s industrial history. These range from logging saws and chains to fishing net floats, vintage IBM computer punch cards, an Amazon Kindle first edition, engineering and architecture tools from Boeing, and early iterations of Eddie Bauer’s down Skyliner jacket.
At Hotel Theodore, we’re proud to honor Seattle’s makers, doers and builders who, over the decades, have turned this city into the dynamic cultural hub it is today. Look below to see a few of the artifacts we have on display.