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Hotel Indigo and Jetty Bar & Grille

Everett scores a high-end hotel and restaurant

Developers Omar and Christine Lee and partners, including Columbia Hospitality, have officially opened Hotel Indigo on Port Gardner Bay in Everett, a central piece of Waterfront Place, the Port of Everett's redevelopment. The hotel has doubled the waterfront rooms in Snohomish County. While it opened in September, the grand opening was held on December 4 with a ribbon cutting and food and beverages provided by Jetty Bar and Grille, the hotel restaurant. The Lees most recently have developed a hotel and apartment complex in Tukwila and were the developers of the Great Wall Mall in Kent.

Photo courtesy of Port of Everett

While unsure about an Everett location at first, Omar fell in love with the proximity to water, salt air, marina, and an area seeing growth (Port of Everett, Scuttlebutt Brewery/Taproom/Restaurant, Bluewater Organic Distillery, 266 housing units just being built, a future Boeing Museum of Flight, and more restaurants planned). It's also close to man-made Jetty island, open during warm weather with a ferry during that time. There's also a 3.5 walking trail to enjoy. They've even set up a program with the Seattle Premium Outlets where, depending on what you spend there, you can get 10-25% off your purchases at the end of your hotel stay. Plenty for hotel guests to do besides relax.

Rooms overlook either the marina/Olympics or the Port area, have a nautical theme, and all have the same comfortable, welcoming feel. Each of the three room floors has one Captain's Quarters Suite which include a balcony, wine refrigerator, soaking tub as well as shower, living room seating area with couch and chair with a swivel TV in between the couch and the bed so you can watch from any angle.

Captain's Quarters Suite, courtesy of Hotel Indigo

An indoor heated saline pool and a fitness center sit next to each other on the first floor. Next to the front desk, The Marketplace offers soda, water, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and gift items. Seasonally, the Jetty Grille Express take-out window allows you to grab a bite to eat at the outdoor location of your choice or on your boat.

With six indoor ballrooms, two dining rooms and a boardroom, there is plenty of space for corporate or personal meetings and events. Just as the hotel opened, a local venue closed, and Hotel Indigo was able to handle the wedding parties that suddenly had nowhere to go. Indoor ballrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, some with marina views. An outdoor patio area also has a marina view.

Jetty Bar & Grille is on the main floor with those same floor-to-ceiling windows, pulling the outdoors in, with the patio next door for those warm days. The bar with counter seats as well as tables leads into the dining room. Wood-topped tables join with a few booths to offer a comfortable atmosphere.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour are offered. The menu is Pacific Northwest coastal cuisine with ingredients coming from local purveyors and all fish is sustainably caught. Breakfast items might include (menus do change) Dungeness Crab Cake Benedict with Béarnaise sauce, a Lummi Island smoked salmon and mushroom seasonal omelet, breakfast sandwich with Beecher's cheese and Hempler's peppered bacon. Lunch items might include oysters, Lummi Island smoked salmon chowder, Salish Sea tacos, a seafood salad, a Wagyu burger with crispy pork belly. Dinner is similar to lunch but with more options. A miso glazed black cod comes with ginger-edamame hummus, caramelized onions, grilled bok choy and a savory broth. Grilled New York Prime steak with duck fat potatoes joins steak frites, Skagit Valley garlic chicken, and a pork chop for meat options. While not overwhelming large, there are plenty of choices to make everyone happy. Cocktails are hand-crafted in the bar and you'll also find local beer and wine.

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While the hotel was built "to serve the community," it should also become a destination for both accommodations, food, and attractions. As they announced at the ribbon cutting, Everett is on the "cusp of greatness." It's about time.

Connie Adams/December 2019

Hotel Indigo
Jetty Bar & Grille
1028 13th Street
Everett, WA 98201

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