MG2 Discovers Terrazzo Treasure in Historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel Renovation

“We mined their private archives for the historical jackets on the walls, sourced vintage pieces at the entry and throughout the store,” says Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of Lionesque Group. A series of orange shadow boxes displays Alpha’s historic styles including the MA-1 and its predecessor the B-150D flight jacket along one wall. In all, visitors can view more than two dozen vintage items throughout.

Brought in to renovate the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, the contractors working with MG2 pulled up the carpeting on the main staircase and landings and were surprised to discover the hotel’s original terrazzo floors that had been hand-laid by artisans in 1924. “Replacement carpeting had already been ordered, but the unearthed terrazzo floors were too beautiful to cover up,” relates Shannon Suess, principal, MG2, Seattle. So instead, MG2 reached out to North American Terrazzo as they had experience with historic terrazzo restorations in the Pacific Northwest.