Homewood Suites by Hilton opens in Issaquah

August 7, 2015

UPDATED — 12:45 p.m. Aug. 7, 2015

Issaquah’s newest hotel is now open for business.

The upscale Homewood Suites by Hilton is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel in the Hyla Crossing area.

By Greg Farrar Homewood Suites by Hilton has opened for business in Issaquah, bringing 123 new extended-stay suites to the Eastside with their eight-story hotel developed and owned by Rowley Properties Inc. Click the photo for more photos from the hotel.

By Greg Farrar
Homewood Suites by Hilton has opened for business in Issaquah, bringing 123 new extended-stay suites to the Eastside with their eight-story hotel developed and owned by Rowley Properties Inc. Click the photo to see more photos of the hotel.

Developed and owned by Rowley Properties Inc., the eight-story Homewood Suites Seattle-Issaquah brings 123 new suites to the area. Read more

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Homewood Suites will open later this month

July 10, 2015

NEW — 6:45 p.m. July 10, 2015

Rowley Properties Inc. has announced a scheduled late-July opening for the Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel.

The third-generation family business owns the 123-all suite hotel in the Hyla Crossing neighborhood.

The Hotel Group, a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel management and ownership company based in Seattle, was selected to manage both the new Homewood Suites-Seattle/Issaquah and the existing Hilton Garden Inn-Seattle/Issaquah, also owned by Rowley Properties Inc.

The two hotels, working in synergy, will provide Issaquah with more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space while the Homewood Suites will give Issaquah the ability to capture extended-stay business currently going to Bellevue. Extended-stay guests are different from transient guests as they have a longer stay, typically five or more nights.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel construction reaches top floor

January 20, 2015

Homewood Suites by Hilton, an upscale, all-suite, residential, extended-stay hotel will be coming soon to the Hyla Crossing neighborhood of Issaquah.

Contributed GLY staff, subcontractors and Rowley’s team signed a beam to mark the topping off of the Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton. The beam was flown by GLY’s crane operator to the top of the building where it was then permanently installed.   The extended stay hotel is scheduled to open this summer.

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GLY staff, subcontractors and Rowley’s team signed a beam to mark the topping off of the Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton. The beam was flown by GLY’s crane operator to the top of the building where it was then permanently installed. The extended stay hotel is scheduled to open this summer.

Last week, key players in the project participated in a topping-off ceremony organized by GLY Construction. Read more

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New Rowley hotel to break ground June 26

May 5, 2014

NEW — 1:10 p.m. May 5, 2014

Rowley Properties Inc. will break ground on a new hotel project June 26.

The upscale Homewood Suites by Hilton will be an all-suite, extended-stay hotel coming to Hyla Crossing in Issaquah, according to a May 5 press release.

Located off state Route 900, the 123-suite, eight-story hotel will be owned by Rowley Properties Inc. and will be managed by The Hotel Group of Edmonds.

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Rowley Properties Inc. welcomes new VP

January 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 21, 2014

Rowley Properties recently promoted Kristi Tripple to vice president for Community Development and she is now an officer of the corporation.

Tripple joined the Rowley team in 2005 as human resources director. She has worked with the community, its stakeholders and the city on Rowley’s Development Agreement visioning, planning and implementation. She will continue her involvement in the evolution and redevelopment of both of the Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center neighborhoods.

Kristi Tripple

Kristi Tripple

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Planning continues for Rowley Properties land

December 11, 2012

The proposed development agreement between the city and Lakeside Industries is the latest long-term pact involving a major landowner.

In a landmark decision late last year, City Council members approved a 30-year agreement between the city and longtime Issaquah developer Rowley Properties to overhaul almost 80 acres along Interstate 90 and state Route 900.

The council agreed to allow buildings up to 150 feet tall and mixed-use development on up to 4.4 million square feet in Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center.

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Citizens can comment on long-term plans for business district

April 17, 2012

Citizens can comment soon on a historic proposal to transform more than 900 acres near Interstate 90 and state Route 900 in the decades ahead.

The draft Central Issaquah Plan is meant to guide redevelopment from shopping centers and low-rise office buildings to a taller neighborhood meant for businesses and residences.

The city is in the midst of a key environmental study for the 915-acre business district, or Central Issaquah. The council is poised to decide on the proposal as early as July. In the meantime, the municipal Planning Policy Commission plans a public open house and public hearing on the draft environmental study April 19.

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City hosts meetings on Central Issaquah redevelopment

March 20, 2012

The long process to transform more than 900 acres in the decades ahead is due to continue in the months ahead — and residents can offer input on the far-reaching proposal.

City Council and Planning Policy Commission members plan to delve deeper into the Central Issaquah Plan — a long-term proposal to remake more than 900 acres in the business district along Interstate 90.

The next meeting related to the Central Issaquah Plan is the Committee-of-the-Whole Council on March 27.

The council, council committees and the commission plan a series of public meetings in March, April and May to discuss details proposed in the plan. In recent years, planners outlined a broad proposal to turn acres of low-rise office buildings, shopping centers and self-storage units on land near Interstate 90 and state Route 900 into pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

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In landmark decision, buildings up to 150 feet in business district OK’d

December 27, 2011

Rowley Properties could someday build tall buildings on 78 acres in the business district, as shown in the rendering above. Contributed

Rowley Properties plans to redevelop land in decades ahead

Tall buildings could someday punctuate the skyline in the modest business district along state Route 900, after city leaders created a framework Dec. 19 to transform acre upon acre blanketed in storage units, low-slung office buildings and automotive service centers into a dense neighborhood for shops and homes.

In a landmark decision, City Council members approved a 30-year agreement between the city and longtime Issaquah developer Rowley Properties to overhaul almost 80 acres in the coming decades. The council agreed to allow buildings up to 150 feet tall and mixed-use development on up to 4.4 million square feet in Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center — parcels along Interstate 90 and state Route 900.

The landowner, in turn, is required to pay for transportation upgrades, affordable housing construction, Tibbetts Creek restoration efforts and storm-water system improvements.

Leaders said the potential for change in Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center offers a rare opportunity to reshape Issaquah as the city readjusts after a decadelong population boom.

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In major development decision, city OKs buildings up to 150 feet in business district

December 22, 2011

NEW — 9:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 2011

Tall buildings could someday punctuate the skyline in the modest business district along state Route 900, after city leaders created a framework Monday to transform acre upon acre blanketed in storage units, low-slung office buildings and automotive service centers into a dense neighborhood for shops and homes.

In a landmark decision, City Council members approved a 30-year agreement between the city and longtime Issaquah developer Rowley Properties to overhaul almost 80 acres in the coming decades. The council agreed to allow buildings up to 150 feet tall and mixed-use development on up to 4.4 million square feet in Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center — parcels along Interstate 90 and state Route 900.

The landowner, in turn, is required to pay for transportation upgrades, affordable housing construction, Tibbetts Creek restoration efforts and storm-water system improvements.

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