Looking for a luxurious urban base camp where you can adventure and explore the wonders of Washington, but still enjoy Michelin star quality dining and five-star amenities? Look no further, because Bellevue just became your go to Pacific Northwest sanctuary. Imagine a place where the grandeur of nature's beauty fuses with the pinnacle of human ingenuity. That's Bellevue, Washington for you. And now, it's also home to the newest jewel in the crown of luxury hospitality: the InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue.

The new Intercontinental Bellevue Lobby

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A Tour Through the New Intercontinental Hotel in Bellevue

In 2024, the grand tapestry of the Pacific Northwest will be adorned with a new gem as the InterContinental Bellevue opens its doors. Haje Roger Thurau, a titan of hospitality with three decades of experience, promises an unveiling of unparalleled splendor in Bellevue. "As a Bellevue local, I'm thrilled to present what will become the zenith of hospitality in our dynamic region," Thurau states with pride.

Design That Breathes Harmony and Elegance

Conceived by the renowned California-based Hirsch Bedner Associates, and infused with the wisdom of Feng Shui Grand Master Huang Dao, the hotel's design transcends mere aesthetics. It's an embodiment of tranquility—a sleek, modern sanctuary drawing on nature's palette and lavish organic materials. The reception area alone, with its commanding Calacatta Extra Marble desk, is a prelude to the meticulous attention to detail that defines the entire establishment.

The Lobby: A Canvas of Comfort and Style

As you step into the lobby, you're embraced by an array of plush furnishings and bespoke artwork, all bathed in the soft embrace of natural light. The contemporary furniture arrangement, an invitation to repose, surrounds the pièce de résistance — CE LA VI Bellevue. This Parisian cocktail lobby bar and bistro exudes the chic essence of a social epicenter, crowned by a hand-blown glass light installation that casts a golden hue across delighted gatherings.

Rooms at the New Intercontinental Bellevue

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Accommodations That Rise Above

The guestrooms and suites are a testament to the architecture's intention, with the Presidential Suite offering a sprawling 2,000 square feet of refined space. Custom wallcoverings of wildflowers and high-end Italian vegan leather furnishings are juxtaposed with sleek black accents, creating a backdrop for the stunning views that lie beyond expansive windows.

Events Elevated to Art

Event spaces, including a grand ballroom and junior ballroom, unfold across 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor areas, each setting the stage for moments that will be etched in memory. With a sky bridge connecting the realms of celebration, the hotel stands ready to host everything from intimate soirees to grand nuptials, all underscored by its multicultural catering and expertise.

A Spa and Fitness Center That Redefines Rejuvenation

Le’SPA at the InterContinental Bellevue is not just a spa; it's a journey through the seasons within the comfort of luxury. With its storm room and treatments like local Seaweed body wraps, the spa experience is a profound tribute to the Pacific Northwest's natural splendor. From anti-aging treatments to bespoke wellness journeys, Le’SPA is an ode to personal transformation.

The Food | A Culinary Journey at the InterContinental Bellevue

Within the walls of the InterContinental Bellevue, a gastronomic adventure like no other awaits, where every taste is a discovery and every meal, a celebration. Here is a deep dive of the dining options at the InterContinental Bellevue.

Chef Joshua Skenes Ignites the Flame of Innovation

Envision a dining experience where the primal allure of open fire meets the sophistication of the Pacific Northwest's bounty. Three-Michelin-starred Chef Joshua Skenes brings this vision to life, crafting dishes that are as much a feast for the senses as they are a homage to the region's rich agricultural heritage. Each ingredient is transformed by the flame, imbued with a depth of flavor that only the most refined techniques can coax forth.

PastaRAMEN: Where Cultures Collide and Culinary Magic Happens

Imagine a place where the rustic charm of Italian pasta entwines with the soul-warming comfort of Japanese ramen. Chef Robbie Felice, a maestro of fusion and a James Beard nominee, orchestrates a symphony of flavors at pastaRAMEN. Here, tradition and innovation dance across the palate in a jubilant celebration of cross-cultural culinary excellence.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Sushi Extravaganza

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, a titan in the world of sushi, presents a new luxury dining concept that promises to elevate the sushi experience to dazzling heights. Every roll, every slice of sashimi is a testament to Chef Morimoto's relentless pursuit of perfection, offering an intimate encounter with the art of sushi that is both exquisite and unforgettable.

Salt & Straw: A Scoop of Whimsy and Wonder

At the cult-favorite Salt & Straw, ice cream is not just a treat; it's an artisanal journey packed with creativity and flair. Each scoop is a story, a blend of the unexpected and the delightful, with flavors that push the boundaries of imagination.

Retail Therapy Redefined

Step into the hotel's shopping plaza, a modern-day agora brimming with fashion, art, and design. It's a place where luxury brands mingle with avant-garde boutiques, each store a new chapter in the story of style that Bellevue narrates so eloquently. More specifics to come, so stay tuned!

Bellevue: The Luxe Life Awaits

Bellevue invites you to revel in a world where every moment is curated for the extraordinary. Whether it's the thrill of a new discovery or the peace of a tranquil morning view, Bellevue is the quintessence of a life well-lived. It's not just about the places you'll go, but also the memories you'll make and the stories you'll tell. The highly anticipated InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue is booking stays January 30, 2024. So, come for the views, stay for the innovation, dine in style, shop with abandon, and sleep in the lap of luxury. Come, be at the center of it all in Bellevue.