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, weddings and other special events.
The 13-story hotel is being converted into workforce housing for people earning less than $30,000 per year. The 206 units will have 249 square-feet of living space.
The one and two-bedroom lofts will be well-equipped with quartz countertops, space-saving & energy efficient appliances, built-in cabinetry, luxury vinyl planked floors, large picture windows and all utilities paid!
This high-rise apartment building will also feature free bike storage, community gathering spaces for special events or just hanging-out and a high-tech laundry center for apartments without in-unit washer dryers.
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.