255 South King Street

255 South King Street is now home to the brand new Embassy Suites Hotel and Avalara Hawk Tower. Located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, the two-tower complex overlooks Puget Sound, the downtown skyline, and Stadium District for spectacular views of some of Seattle’s best sites.

Phase I of the project focused on the 23-story hotel tower. The Embassy Suites is set to include 282 rooms, a 13,301 square foot indoor pool, and 26,777 square feet of restaurant and retail space in the street level lobby.

The 19-story Hawk Tower was the center of Phase 2 and is connected to the hotel by an atrium and sky bridge. Tech company Avalara will be the anchor tenant in the new office development.

KHS&S took on the giant project with prefabrication and value engineering to ramp up production. The team used the PanelMax Machine for repetitive, critical conditions and saved time by performing exterior panel work on site.

Another asset at 255 South King Street was the crew of young apprentices who were trained on the job. They performed well above expectations and are now assuming leadership positions on upcoming projects.

KHS&S capped off the job on a high note, meeting their Lean commitment of delivering a high quality, on budget, and on schedule finished product to satisfy the client.

“King Street epitomizes the KHS&S culture of customer satisfaction with repeat business,” said Jeff Castagnola, area operations manager. “With more than a dozen projects for this same customer, the quality of our work speaks for itself.”