Booking.com, the interwebs’ go-to site for finding travel deals, now has a spiffy new space of its own in Seattle. Designed by award-winning international design firm Ware Malcomb, the 9,750-square-foot office frames fun spaces (like a game room and well-stocked cafe) in reclaimed materials and design touches that pay homage to the city’s bustling urban energy.
Located at 200 West Mercer Street, Booking.com‘s new regional digs are sprinkled with local flavor and flair. Ware Malcomb used materials such as metal, concrete and reclaimed wood to evoke an industrial feel inspired by Seattle’s iconic Space Needle and EMP Museum. The meeting rooms also pay homage to the city, and center around oversized murals of photos taken by Booking.com employees.
“The team at Booking.com wanted that “wow” effect when you walked into their new offices,” said Alan Lambert, Regional Director of Ware Malcomb’s Seattle office. ”This was accomplished by applying cutting edge design to create a unique environment inspired by local Seattle icons. Employees and visitors alike are treated to an immersive experience that truly captures the spirit of Seattle, from the vibrant downtown to the beauty of the surrounding landscape.”
Undoubtedly one of the employees’ favorite spaces, the game room is the perfect place to blow off some steam with a game of foosball, shuffleboard or ping pong. Those hoping to grab a snack can head to the Pike Place Market-inspired breakroom, which is lined with reclaimed wood and features a custom-made neon sign inspired by the ones seen throughout the famed marketplace.