Part of a $1bn+ retail and dining complex, the opening will bring elevated accommodations to the Pacific Northwest
Bellevue, WA (November 03, 2023) – Today, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury & lifestyle portfolio, announces the upcoming opening of InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue, a modern and sophisticated 208-room property complete with Michelin-star dining, an elevated Clefs d’Or concierge program, and extraordinary amenities that reimagine grandeur hospitality like a dedicated butler-serviced floor, 24-hour room service, a custom Rolls-Royce house car and an exclusive ultra-luxury yacht.
“We are opening the doors to the region’s first InterContinental hotel in 2024 and introducing what surely will be the highest form of hospitality in the Pacific Northwest,” says 30-year international hospitality veteran and General Manager Haje Roger Thurau. “As a resident of the Bellevue region myself, I am delighted for guests to experience the extravagant amenities, personalized service, and world-class dining InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue will bring to this vibrant and spirited destination.”
The design, brought to life by California-based hospitality firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, follows the guidance of Feng Shui Grand Master Huang Dao and evokes a tranquil, sleek, and modern atmosphere.
An elegant, neutral color palette nods to the natural world and sets the stage for the lavish, organic
furnishings crafted from the finest marble, metal, and wood. In the reception area, the custom front desk made of Calcutta Extra Marble serves as a striking focal point, as if it were masterfully carved from a single block of stone. The lobby is complemented with plush furnishings, bespoke artwork, and natural light. A mix of seating arrangements comprised of contemporary furniture invites guests into a world of modern luxury, beckoning them to retreat after a well-spent day. At the heart of the complex is a world-class Parisian cocktail lobby bar and bistro, CE LA VI Bellevue, which serves as a chic social hub to unwind and connect. Dominating the space is a one-of-a-kind, stunning hand-blown glass light fixture crafted with meticulous attention to detail, casting a glow that bathes the entire space in a warm and inviting ambiance.
Guestrooms and suites, including a two-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, embrace the building’s architecture and offer unmatched views through expansive windows. Custom headboards depict seemingly hand-stitched wildflowers delicately dancing in the whisper of the wind, providing guests with a nature-inspired touch amidst upscale Italian vegan leather furnishings and sleek black accent furniture.
Positioned on the third and fourth floors and seamlessly connected by a sky bridge to the adjacent tower, the hotel boasts an expansive 12,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor event space, comprising a total of 9 elegantly appointed rooms. Among these, the hotel features a grand 4,250 square-foot ballroom and a 2,400 square-foot junior ballroom. Whether planning an intimate gathering or a world class wedding, InterContinental Bellevue stands as the ultimate destination for unforgettable celebrations, distinguished by its upscale, multicultural catering and event expertise.
Anticipating nearly every need, the property is also equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center and a full-service luxury spa, Le’SPA, featuring a state-of-the-art storm room where guests can experience the enchanting four seasons of the Pacific Northwest without ever leaving the hotel. In addition, the spa offers a range of indulgent treatments, including locally sourced Seaweed body wraps. Discover the latest scientific advancements and luxury products with the spa’s anti-aging and wellness treatments thoughtfully tailored to each guest’s needs.
Amongst the various food and beverage offerings to come, restaurant concepts include a Pacific
Northwest-inspired open-fire concept from three-Michelin-starred Chef Joshua Skenes; the famed Italian and Japanese fusion pastaRAMEN by James Beard-nominated Chef Robbie Felice; a new luxury sushi dining concept curated by the renowned Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto; as well as cult-favorite gourmet ice cream shop Salt & Straw.
The striking, two-tower destination – which also features over 365 ultra-luxury condos– is the pinnacle of a $1+ billion mixed-use complex featuring more than 85,000 square feet of additional luxury retail and acclaimed dining. The upscale condos, as well as the hotel accommodations, complement the growing technology, medical, and law sectors in the region, as well as its influx of young homebuyers alike. Boasting impressive panoramic views of Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline, as well as snow capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains – the upcoming opening will mark InterContinental’s first domestic opening since 2017 and serve as the debut of the brand’s portfolio in the Pacific Northwest. The opening marks more than seven decades of IHG’s experience pioneering luxury travel in new and emerging destinations.
InterContinental Bellevue is poised to be a distinctive, worldly destination for visitors and locals alike and set a new benchmark for aspirational travel in the burgeoning Seattle suburb. Located on the corner of NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way, InterContinental Bellevue is now taking reservations on its website, with stay dates as early as January 30, 2024. For more information, visit the property website at icbellevue.com and follow @icbellevue on Instagram.