Fairmont Olympic’s Grand Restoration 2021 | Seattle’s Great Beauty, Reborn

Are you looking for what is destined to be Seattle’s Hotspot?  Look no further than the Fairmont Olympic, “Seattle’s most celebrated social address since opening in 1924. On the site of the original University of Washington campus, the hotel spans an entire city block and was revitalized and reopened in 1982. The Olympic hotel was built as a unique private and public partnership and has been a source of community pride and the city’s most glamorous events for more than 95 years.

Fairmont Olympic Seattle stepped into a new era with completion of a historic restoration. The transformed lobby features new Olympic Bar, which is Seattle’s hot spot for locals, travelers, and guests from around the world to meet, reconnect, and exchange ideas while surrounded and inspired by the hotel’s history and new glamour.

Predominately featured in the center of the lobby, Olympic Bar fully transforms the space, offering visitors and Seattle locals alike an exquisitely designed stage to gather and connect. With a design that is bold, classic, clean and sumptuous, Olympic Bar debuts as a beacon for drawing new life and rhythm into the heart of the hotel. Glittering details bring a new sophistication to the historic lobby and new design elements enchant guests with an ageless glory.


Olympic Bar currently offers all-day dining seven days a week and hosts the hotel’s famous Afternoon Tea service Saturdays and Sundays. As the day continues on, this bold new bar transforms into the city’s finest downtown bar and social scene. Offering carefully crafted drinks reflective of the city and a wine and beer selection chiefly drawn from the local region, Olympic Bar demonstrates a refined cocktail culture unlike any in Seattle.”

Go behind-the-scenes of the grand restoration by viewing the time-lapse video series.