Marriott has opened its first new-build W Hotels property in North America for seven years, located in the Washington state tech hub of Bellevue.
W Bellevue features 245 rooms, “Northwest farmhouse concept” restaurant The Lakehouse, speakeasy-inspired cocktail lounge Civility and Unrest, and Truce Spa.
Rooms have “glass showers, placed in the middle of each room”, and décor and design elements are inspired by the city’s docks and ferries, with “side-table lights which mimic traditional dock lamps and inflatable tufted headboards, a nod to historic dockside décor”.
For meetings there are two “strategy rooms” and six studios, as well as 4,400 square foot Great Room.
The hotel is located within the city’s mixed-use Lincoln Square development, which also houses Marriott’s Westin Bellevue property.
The city of Bellevue is situated on the east side of Lake Washington (with Seattle on the west side), and around eight miles south of Redmond, home of Microsoft.
The city has itself become known as a tech hub, with companies including T-Mobile and Expedia locating headquarters there.