W Bellevue ushers in new era of design, with a modern interpretation of Pacific Northwest history converged with the city’s tech capital status.
W Hotels has opened the doors of W Bellevue, marking a new era of design for the brand in North America. Paying homage to lakeside culture, the property features cabin-like architecture, re-imagined traditional décor as well as locally-inspired cocktails and cuisine.
The premium location welcomes travellers to the 220 guestrooms and 25 suites from its newest Lincoln Square expansion. With architectural direction from Tom Sprinkle, the venue draws from the region’s iconic landscape elevated by Lake Washington.
Upon entry, guests are greeted by a reclaimed wood staircase surrounded by street art from the famed Gaia. Other original pieces which offer unexpected appearances throughout the swanky establishment include professional works from both Lady Aiko and Zio Ziegler.
A clubhouse for the urban globetrotter, the hotel’s Living Room showcases exposed beams reminiscent of a log cabin. Mirrors contour its interiors to create the illusion of open ceilings that connect seamlessly with an open-air porch area to inject a contemporary vibe and feel.
Deep sofas and lounge chairs, modelled after 1970s vintage furniture, are complemented with rustic plaid throws and plush pillows to promote texture and warmth into the room. Meanwhile, The Porch, an open-air space, gives patrons an avenue for mixing and mingling.
“From being welcomed by bold street art, surprised by a library of pulp fiction, and quenched by craft cocktails, W Bellevue is sure to become a destination in its own right for both guests and locals alike,” said Matt Van Der Peet, General Manager for W Bellevue.