The historic renovation of the Ridpath Hotel has begun in downtown Spokane, WA. This $22 Million restoration, of what is believed to be the longest continuously operating hotel in Spokane, will convert the hotel into apartments with a first-floor restaurant and bar, and penthouse condos. Residents of the Greater Spokane area are excited to welcome back this landmark hotel, which once hosted both Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson as well as local brunches, proms, bachelor parties, weddings and other special events.
The hotel is being converted into workforce housing for people earning less than $30,000 per year. The units will consist of small studios to two-bedroom lofts, as well as, a new concept to the Spokane Area, “micro” units. These “micro” units will have 249 square-feet of living space, which will rent for $453 per month. Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie owners will open the French-themed Ridpath Brasserie, as well as, the Octopus Gin Bar on the hotel’s first floor.
“I think the emotional impact on our community will be profound”, said Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, while speaking at the Ridpath Hotel early party.