Rockwell Group has designed seven spaces inside the new Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Drawing on its hotel and restaurant expertise and decades of experience designing for performances and live events, the firm weaves a hospitality approach through the amenities at a variety of scales, including: two VIP suite typologies, an invite-only cocktail lounge, a bar and craft brewery, a fine dining restaurant, a top floor club and event space, and a modern food hall. Each offering takes guests on a unique journey, infusing the excitement of live events with the specificity of the Pacific Northwest using local materials.
One such space is the Verizon Lounge (shown), an invite-only cocktail lounge and nightclub, a “secret” party space beneath the arena where owners and players can entertain guests, inspired by an upscale version of Seattle’s historic underground passageways. Plush niches envelope guests in emerald velvet drapery and feature a series of barrel-vaulted lounge spaces that point toward a central bar. The sophisticated palette features a vaulted ceiling, smoked mirrors, and brass screens that offset dark millwork wall panels.
Photo: Courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena