It’s more than a year after the pandemic cut downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty out or relocate, but on Wednesday, the city will begin leaning into a strategy that brings those two problems together: putting homeless people up in hotels.
Almost 140 people will be moving into the historic Executive Hotel Pacific downtown starting Wednesday. They’re joining more than 800 people staying in hotels around the county, many of whom moved in last year. Next week, the Kings Inn will open to a smaller group of homeless people.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan