Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced it was selected by Yareton Investment & Management to operate the 22-story Marriott Seattle Tacoma, anticipated to open in spring of 2020.

The start of construction was marked with an official groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 8, 2017. In attendance were Chairman Yang of Yareton, City of Tacoma officials, Interstate Hotels employees.

The Marriott is the 43rd hotel signed under Interstate's Asia Investment Group practice.

"Interstate is privileged to be a part of this prestigious project—a milestone for the City of Tacoma as a destination of choice for conference and convention business," said Head of Asia Investment, Don Li. "This is our second hotel with this ownership group, and it is deeply rewarding to grow our relationship with such a prestigious developer as we continue to expand our recently announced Asia practice."

The 303-room Marriott Seattle Tacoma is described as “a market changing development for the city.” Adjacent to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, the 22-story building will be the second tallest building in Tacoma, offering a four-star standard for regional, national and international conventions.

The hotel will offer several elegant meeting spaces that will complement the convention center including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, divisible into three separate spaces, in addition to 9,000 square feet of additional meeting space among seven breakout rooms. A Garden Terrace on the sixth-floor will be a popular gathering area for both hotel guests and convention center attendees to network.

High-end luxury amenities throughout the hotel will include a ground-floor Marriott Great Room with a sweeping, open-concept layout in a modern design, joined by a contemporary restaurant and lounge.

Two, high-luxury, 1000-square-foot Presidential Suites will be located on the twenty-second and twenty-third floors, in addition to six other luxury suites of similar elegance. On the fifth floor, the hotel will include a pool area located alongside a fitness center. The hotel will be near The Museum of Glass, University of Washington-Tacoma, Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Arts Museum.