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Bellevue’s Top Three Hotels for Luxury, Location and Design

May 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM | by | ()

The opulent enclave of Bellevue, Washington was once a perfect place to raise kids and horses. Then Bill Gates and the gang came to town and made Bellevue Seattle’s version of Silicon Valley.

There’s still plenty of equestrian activity and family fun to be had on the outskirts, but in the center of Bellevue, it’s a pretty sophisticated slice of life. Shops, spas, restaurants and bars abound in Bellevue, frequented by globally savvy jetsetters. Naturally, top hotels were necessary to cater to this clientele.

We found the three best in Bellevue for luxury, design and location.

LUXURY: Hotel Bellevue
The Bellevue Club is a private social and athletic club. The only way to access their state of the art fitness equipment, classes, spa and pool is to stay at Hotel Bellevue. Big name chain hotels rule this tech town. So, Hotel Bellevue is unique as it’s the only chic boutique in town with 67 spacious rooms, restaurant and bar. Finish your visit with an indulgent dip into the spa with a Regenerating Facial by Trina. (Ladies, Trina’s also known for doing the best Brazilians in Bellevue.)

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Bellevue
The Hyatt Regency Bellvue’s conveniences and central location make it a pitch perfect place for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is the largest in Bellevue and the third largest in Seattle with 732 rooms and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. You may not need to leave the building with the Regency Club, Eques Restaurant’s decadent breakfast and the best happy hour in Bellevue in Daniel’s Broiler. The live music, killer cocktails, view of Mount Rainier and the sexy and eclectic, business savvy crowd make it a can’t miss.

If you do venture, the hotel is 10 minutes from downtown Seattle, 15 from Woodinville wine region and 20 to Seatac airport. All is accessible with easy access to the freeway.
Room rates start at $233 a night.

DESIGN: The Westin Bellevue

This does not feel like a business-driven hotel property. The cool colors and soft earth tones immediately set a soothing tone at the sleek Westin Bellevue property upon arrival. It almost feels like a chic beach property, but it's not. It's Pacific Northwest at it’s best. Local interior designer and architect Susan Marinella and Sclater Partners are responsible for the definitive nod to the Pacific Northwest and specifically Seattle in this whimsical Westin.

The local stamp doesn’t stop there. All wines served on site are from Washington wineries, there’s a live music series with local musicians in the lobby lounge and Seattle’s superstar Dale Chihuly has a large art installation that fills a wall on the third floor.
Room rates start at $235 a night.

[Photos; Hotel Bellevue, Hyatt Regency and Westin]

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