Seattle's Hyatt Regency lights up rooms in support of Black Lives Matter

Jun 8 2020, 1:57 pm

With downtown Seattle filled with daily protests against police injustice, the Hyatt Regency hotel has begun to display its support in the form of lighting.

In March, the hotel first lit up its rooms in the shape of a heart to show its support for frontline workers during the pandemic. On June 6, it added a message displaying “BLM,” the acronym for Black Lives Matter.

While many Seattleites appreciated the gesture, some pointed out that the Hyatt Regency hotel is operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which is owned by the Pritzker family — Governor Pritzker of Illinois has previously requested the National Guard to assist with monitoring the Chicago protests.

Here’s what the new lights looked like: