Meeting professionals will find many advantages when they book an event in Bellevue. Here are seven reasons why Bellevue is the ideal setting for events 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. Several major corporations either make their home here or maintain a strong presence, and Bellevue 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 creating excitement for meetings and events that take place here.
SEA 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 runnings directly between Seattle and Bellevue. Arrivals and departures will get even easier in 2023 when the East Link Light Rail station will debut its connection 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, located among incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Visitors 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 ALL GROUPS
All groups get VIP treatment in Bellevue, our sweet spot is coordinating groups of 1,500 to 3,000 attendees — or 200 hotel rooms on peak — finding that Bellevue is an ideal destination for a single hotel event or citywide convention, we assure everyone receives the service and attention needed to make all events a huge success.
EASY ACCESS TO Fun Group ACTIVITIES
Bellevue’s location in the scenic Puget Sound makes it a perfect place 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-round activities attendees love Bellevue and the Pacific Northwest!