Meeting planners will find many advantages when they book a meeting in Bellevue. Here are seven reasons why Bellevue is the ideal setting for meetings large and small.
THE IDEAL LOCATION
Bellevue is located in the heart of one of the nation’s most important regions for doing business, especially in the technology sector. A variety of major corporate players either make their home here or maintain a strong presence, and the city offers a more relaxed, more competitively priced alternative to the city of Seattle, which is just four miles away. Bellevue is also a gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery and most exciting outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest, thereby upping the appeal for meetings and events that take place here.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is just 17 miles away, making Bellevue easily accessible, with more than 100 nonstop air routes bringing visitors from across the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Bellevue’s central location in the Puget Sound region also makes it easy for attendees to arrive by car, with two freeways running north to south, and another two running directly between Seattle and Bellevue. Arrivals and departures will get even easier in 2023 when the East Link Light Rail station will debut its 50-minute ride from the airport to downtown Bellevue, adjacent to Meydenbauer Convention Center.
HOTELS FOR EVERY TASTE AND BUDGET
Bellevue’s impressive inventory of 5,500 hotel rooms includes 4,000 in downtown, located within walking distance of the Meydenbauer Convention Center, as well as lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Planners will find everything from sumptuous four-star properties to unique, boutique-style lodging and hotels with meeting spaces that range from 2,000 to 18,000 square feet, at a variety of price points.
A SUPREMELY PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT
Bellevue is a great place to be. Its safe, clean and beautiful with a mild climate and graced with moderate temperatures. Summers are dry and warm, and an average of only 15 winter days per year. The average rainfall is less than Atlanta, New York City or Houston. Bellevue is planned, pristine and walkable; downtown has received a rating of “very walkable” from Walkscore. Hospitality is the cornerstone of Bellevue with pleasant, helpful and friendly people.
SUPERIOR MEETING SPACE
Bellevue has some 250,000 square feet of well-appointed meeting space across the city, including multiple downtown hotels and Meydenbauer Center, one of the top convention centers in the Pacific Northwest.
LOTS OF ATTENTION FOR LARGER GROUPS
Planners coordinating groups of 1,500 to 3,000 attendees — or 200 hotel rooms on peak — will find that Bellevue is an ideal destination for a citywide convention, assuring they receive all the attention they need to make the event a success.
EASY ACCESS TO Fun Group ACTIVITIES
Bellevue’s location in the scenic Puget Sound makes it a perfect place for planners looking to incorporate outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking, kayaking, whale watching, skiing, or wine tasting. There are countless ways to engage groups with memorable experiences that will enhance their overall meeting agenda in Bellevue. With three National Parks, lakes, islands, beaches and year-around activities attendees love Bellevue and the Pacific Northwest!