Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement to debut the W brand in Bellevue, Washington, US as part of the $1.2bn expansion of The Bellevue Collection, owned by Kemper Development (KDC).
Set for opening in spring 2017, the 245-room W Bellevue hotel 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 Street, the new hotel will feature more than 11,400ft² of meeting and event space, FIT workout facility, and three restaurants and bars.
Amenities also include an all-day dining restaurant, a destination bar on the ground floor and W Living Room on the second floor.
The property will be located next to the Westin Bellevue Hotel and connected through a sky bridge to the new 1.5 million ft² Lincoln Square Expansion slated for Bellevue Square.
The expansion will feature 710,000ft² of office space, 180,000ft² of retail, dining and entertainment space and 231 high-rise, rental residences.
KDC chairman Kemper Freeman said: "The hotel’s cutting-edge design brings our community’s heritage into modern times with a contemporary interpretation of the joy and wonder that we all feel in a welcoming lakeside summer house.
"This hotel will truly represent all that we celebrate about our community and will bring an amped up W energy to Bellevue."
W Bellevue’s Living Room offers various experiences for guests and features an outdoor terrace with modern porch swings and a pool table.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide senior vice-president of North America Development Allison Reid said: "On track to increase its portfolio to 60 hotels by 2018, W Hotels delivers a contemporary perspective on luxury that resonates with travellers in both established and emerging markets."
Image: The Bellevue Collection, owned by Kemper Development. Photo: Kemper Development Company.