The character of Seattle was borne out of creativity and an adventurous spirit. That’s the soul of this property. What was originally built in 1904 as a medical office building soon became something very different. In the 1930s, Ben Paris, a Seattle entrepreneur, operated a billiard parlor, gambling hall, and restaurant out of the Eitel building. Almost a century later, it’s been converted into a contemporary, independent, downtown Seattle hotel.