News From The Islands
Red, White and New! The Island Inn at 123 West Opens July 4th
The Island Inn at 123 West will open all thirteen of its Friday Harbor accommodations, including seven Penthouses and six Eurostyle guestrooms, as scheduled on July 4th 2011. "We worked extremely hard to get exactly where we wanted to be" said Misty Todd, Reimaginator of The Island Inn. When asked about her title, Todd clarified "that's what I've done with this project - reimagined it. I am so glad we got to where should have been."
Todd is referring to the iterations of her iconic Friday Harbor waterfront venture which began conceptually in 2004. Site preparation and cleanup of the former oil storage facility followed in 2006 and the construction of progressive and connective residential and commercial space was completed in 2009. After briefly marketing the luxury residential condominiums for sale, Todd elected to pull the listings saying "I simply could not dilute any of these spaces; they are just too special."
Eager to share the extraordinary spaces with others, Todd offered the123 West residential condominiums as vacation rentals throughout 2010. Strong and immediate guest feedback encouraged Todd to reimagine her project as a premier inn. After taking a few swings at venue development and operations, Todd added Chief Experience Officer Scott Hale to her team. "This venue and my role are both the right pace at the right time" remarked Hale.
"The Inn's design is phenomenal and compliments the historic Friday Harbor waterfront" Hale said of the Island Inn edifice. When asked how The Island Inn would be different from other Friday Harbor hotels, Hale chuckled and said "We say that we're off the coast of ordinary and we celebrate that daily. Experience Ambassadors answer your telephone and e-mail inquiries, we greet you in a space signed 're_combobulate' and there really is a no diving tile in the Euro guestroom showers."
Island Inn Penthouses range in size from 900 to nearly 1500 square feet and offer super comfy beds, spa-inspired steam-showers, gas fireplaces, flat panel televisions, wireless internet, and designer kitchens. Eurostyle guestrooms range in size from 200 to 750 square feet and provide sleek styling and easy furnishings like cushy bedding, flat panel televisions and fun washroom elements.
During summer months, Eurostyle guestrooms start at $179 nightly and Penthouses start at $379 nightly. The Island Inn at 123 West is the perfect spot for an easy San Juan Island getaway, wedding or business retreat. To learn more about The Island Inn at 123 West, visit www.123west.com or phone 1-877-512-9262.