The Hotel Andra can be found in the
absolute heart of downtown Seattle; on the corner of 4th and Virginia
Street, in the Belltown area of Seattle, about a half dozen blocks from
Pike Place market, Seattle Art Museum.
Address: 2000 4th Avenue, Seattle,
The beautiful, elegant Andra Hotel
is a 10 story, 119 room 1926 era, remodeled hotel described as being not
very large; having an intimate feel. In 2004, the hotel was remodeled
to be more progressive, modern and discreet, and they did a lovely job!
The new decorum is sophisticated, discreet and progressive; showcasing
a mix of Northwest style and Scandinavian influences, using the original
rich woods, distressed plank floors, hand-knotted rugs, and the newer
hot-orange Arne Jacobsen chairs.
In the lobby living room, floor-to-ceiling
maple bookcases surround a granite fireplace topped with "floating" plasma
screen. The high-tech canvas continually projects images of electronic
fine-art collections. Suspended above the hotel living room, an exposed
reading loft is furnished with dark-walnut coffee tables, contemporary-style
salon chairs, and brushed-aluminum side tables.
Art Louie's chinese restaurant originally
stood on the land where this building was built in 1925. This upscale
hotel opened as the high class Claremont Hotel, described as an elegant,
charming, small hotel. It was a classic brick and terra cotta building,
an European-style hotel with high ceilings, lovely woodwork, brass accents
and classic architectural details.
Throughout the years, the Hotel was
renovated and made-over several times, so it never became funky or run-down,
which would please the original owner! In late 2002, Craig Schafer, bought
the Hotel with grand plans to remodel, which he carried out in 2004, giving
the grand old hotel yet another new life! He also added an in-house restaurant
which provides room service for the 119-room hotel.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
The Claremont Hotel experienced the
late 1920s and 1930s, a time of prohibition and sometimes loud parties
on the 9th floor, where jazz reigned; The joint was jumping, on a high
class level, Seattle style.
In the 1960s, a hotel worker fell
to her death from the hotel's upper floors.
1) An apparition of a woman appeared
to a couple in their hotel room.
2) A paper weight rose up by itself
above a glass table top and crashed hard back down on the table making
a loud noise.
3) It seems that the loud parties
which took place in the 1920s and 1930s are still going on, much to
the annoyance of the living. The ninth floor is still party central
for some entities, complete with jazz music. Sounds of crashing glass
of perhaps a fight also are heard, perhaps an impression from a rowdy
moment in the past.
Hotel guests still complain about
the rude neighbors making noise and having too good a time, playing music
way too loud, and perhaps drinking too much as well!!!
Other manifestations also keep occurring,
which let the living know that entities have made the hotel their home.