W Hotels to open in Greater Seattle
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced an agreement with Kemper Development Company and Associates (KDC) to debut the W Hotels brand in Bellevue, Washington, as part of the $1.2 billion expansion of The Bellevue Collection.
W Bellevue is slated to open in spring 2017 with a contemporary design inspired by the hotel’s spectacular position near the shores of Lake Washington and Bellevue’s history as a lakeside vacation destination. W Bellevue will join W Seattle as the W brand’s second hotel in the Puget Sound area.
Located on Bellevue Way between NE 4th and NE 8th Streets, W Bellevue will be adjacent to The Westin Bellevue Hotel and connected via a sky bridge to the new expansion slated for Bellevue Square. In addition toW Bellevue, the 1.5 million square foot Lincoln Square Expansion will feature 710,000 square feet of premium office space, 180,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space and 231 luxury high-rise, rental residences, all with unequaled views. The hotel is part of The Bellevue Collection, which includes Lincoln Square, Bellevue Square and Bellevue Place.
W Bellevue will offer 245 modern guestrooms, including 25 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite® (the W brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional Presidential Suite). Hotel spaces will include more than 11,400 square feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space, FIT state-of-the-art workout facility, and three unique restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining restaurant and two destination bars on the ground and second floors.