Hotel Indigo is nearing completion at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hotel Indigo is nearing completion at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New waterfront hotel with a saltwater pool opens next month

With a restaurant, bar and spacious meeting rooms, Hotel Indigo is expected to attract events.

EVERETT — The 142-room Hotel Indigo, which overlooks Port Gardner and the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place, opens next month.

“We’re on track to open the first week of August,” said Patty Davis, the hotel’s general manager. “We’ve begun taking reservations.”

The hotel’s opening will more than double the number of waterfront hotel rooms in Snohomish County.

Mukilteo’s Silver Cloud Inn and the Inn at Port Gardner at the port’s Marina Village offer 103 rooms.

Hotel Indigo adds 142 rooms — 119 with water views, said Amy Spain, executive director of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, a non-profit marketing agency contracted by the county.

Waterfront hotel properties are a big draw for business travelers, and meeting and event planners, Spain said.

“We get a lot of requests from event planners for this kind of setting … and Hotel Indigo has some significant meeting space and private dining rooms,” Spain said.

Last week, general manager Davis led a hard-hat tour of the four-story hotel, which has 8,000 square feet of meeting space, 153 parking spaces and an indoor saltwater pool.

Construction crews were busy hanging drywall, installing light fixtures and framing an outdoor courtyard that overlooks the waterfront.

Of 142 rooms, 119 will have a water view at Hotel Indigo at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Of 142 rooms, 119 will have a water view at Hotel Indigo at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

On the main floor inside the new restaurant and bar, workers were putting the finishing touches on a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Jetty Grille & Bar on the building’s southeast side overlooks the port’s new Pacific Rim Park and splash fountain.

“We plan to open the restaurant at the same time as the hotel,” Davis said.

The menu focuses on Pacific Northwest cuisine, including smoked salmon chowder and beer-battered halibut and chips, Davis said.

The restaurant seats 120, the bar 50.

A take-out window, Jetty Grille Express, will offer to-go items such as fish and chips when the weather permits, Davis said.

A room at Hotel Indigo at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A room at Hotel Indigo at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Room rates during the peak and summer season start at about $230 per night. Fall and winter prices are expected to be in the $189 to $209 range, Davis said.

The nautical-themed hotel will also offer a 79-foot private yacht, the Aqua Villa, for events and excursions, Davis said.

Hotel Indigo is also pet-friendly.

“We are excited to welcome everyone in soon and become part of the growing community of Everett,” she said.

Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality will operate the hotel.

Columbia operates more than a dozen hotels in Washington, including the Salish Lodge & Spa at Snoqualmie Falls and Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine.

In 2018, the company and port agreed to a lease that will pay the Port of Everett $15,000 a month for up to 80 years.

A construction worker cuts steel at Hotel Indigo during construction at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place last month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A construction worker cuts steel at Hotel Indigo during construction at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place last month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The lease will be reviewed every 10 years for market value and inflation adjustments.

Hotel Indigo is a key feature of the port district’s Waterfront Place development, a multimillion-dollar makeover.

Fisherman’s Harbor District, a 12-acre piece, is the first stage of the 65-acre development near 13th Street and West Marine View Drive.

The opening of the port’s Pacific Rim Park and splash fountain, a stone’s throw from the new hotel, “will dovetail with the hotel opening,” port spokeswoman Catherine Soper said.

The park celebrates the port’s global trade mission and is the centerpiece of the Fisherman’s Harbor.

By fall, hotel guests and visitors should be able to walk from the waterfront to Grand Avenue Park.

A pedestrian bridge destined to span West Marine View Driver near 16th Street is now scheduled to be installed in mid- to late-August, said Kathleen Baxter, public works spokeswoman for the City of Everett.

“That’s the target,” Baxter said.

The 257-foot long Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge will link the park in Everett’s northwest neighborhood to the port.

The complex project, which will cross over five railroad lines and under power transmission lines, requires coordination with BNSF Railway and the Snohomish County Public Utility District, Baxter said.

Work on the project will require the closure of a portion of West Marine View Drive for about 10 days.

Janice Podsada; jpodsada@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3097; Twitter: JanicePods

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