The staff of the historic
Mayflower Park Hotel has teamed up with Arcadia Publishing to print
our first ever history book. Complete with pictures, captions and
detailed events, this book presents the hotel and the Seattle scene
from 1927 to present. As the longest continuously operating hotel in
Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel has been greeting guests just like
you for almost 87 years.
Seven years ago three hotel staff
members felt as if the history of the hotel needed to be recognized.
Audrey McCombs, Craig Packer and Trish Festin pulled up their
sleeves and went to work, after their day jobs had been complete.
They visited Washington State University Libraries, Seattle Public
Library and University of Washington, gathering historical archives
dating back to 1927. And then there were the guests' stories, the
employee logs and the owners' very own records and notes. It took
several years, a large spreadsheet and 12 large binders full of
history to complete the project. The hotel historians didn’t set out
to write a book, they simply wanted to tell the story of the
Mayflower Park Hotel and the current owners, Birney and Marie
Dempcy. In 1974, Birney and Marie formed a limited partnership to
purchase the hotel and renamed it the Mayflower Park Hotel. With so
much history and the 40th anniversary of the Dempcy’s local
ownership, it became clear the hotel’s story needed to be printed.
employees of the hotel actually write the book, as history has
shown, is the grassroots "Quite Simply, One of a Kind" Mayflower Park way.
The book Images
of America, Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel is available on Amazon as
well as in local retail bookstores. Hotel General Manager, Paul
Ishii states, "We have generations of families, employees and guests
who have fond memories of our hotel. We hope this book becomes a
commemorative piece for them. We also want to showcase to the
Seattle community that the hotel has been an integral part of the
city’s fabric since 1927."
crystal chandeliers and fresh flowers to complimentary Wi-Fi
internet access and Wednesday wine receptions, the Mayflower Park
Hotel offers the quintessential Seattle experience. Built in 1927,
the beautifully renovated Mayflower Park Hotel is one of the last
remaining locally owned and independent hotels in the Seattle area.
It is centrally located and connected to Westlake Center, the
Monorail to Seattle Center and the Sound Transit Light Rail to
SeaTac Airport. It is a member of Historic Hotels of America that
includes such other notables as The Palace in San Francisco,
California and The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee. The hotel is the
longest continuously operating hotel in Seattle and is also home to
award-winning Martini bar, Oliver’s and Mediterranean restaurant,
Located at 405 Olive Way in Seattle, the Mayflower
Park Hotel is operated by local owners Birney and Marie Dempcy and
managed by Paul Ishii, General Manager.